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Cotton: governments step in

Faced with falling cotton prices, governments triggered mechanisms to support their farmers. This is the case in India, which has a record production for the second consecutive year – it should even become the world’s largest producer, overtaking China …

Iron ore mines starting to close

While the iron ore sector is already facing the brunt of the commodity price slide, which hit a new five-year low of $US83.60 a tonne over the weekend, observers are warning the effects are likely to be felt across the

Cotton hits 2009 lows as supplies rise

Cotton has tumbled 23 percent this year, the most among 22 raw materials in the Bloomberg Commodity Spot Index, on concern that harvests will exceed use for a fifth straight year. The International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for 2014