Commodities

European Power Prices Soar as Energy Crisis Worsens

Power prices in Europe are breaking records, solidifying the sense of crisis in the region, and spreading fears about possible power shortages as winter looms.Power prices in Germany, which usually represent the benchmark for the remainder of the con...

Eurozone Economy Sinks to 18-month Low

Economic activity in Europe tumbled for a second consecutive month in August, as high inflation fueled by Russia’s war in Ukraine sours the outlook.The S&P Global Flash Eurozone Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) slumped to its lowest level in 18 mo...

Europe Unveils Emergency Gas Rationing Plan

The EU has revealed plans to ration gas to member countries as the world watches to see if Russia cuts the flow of natural gas to the continent. The EU has asked its 27 member states to reduce their gas demand by 15% between August and March next...

Oil Slides Under $100 a Barrel for First Time Since May

For the first time in nearly two months, crude oil prices have dipped below $100 a barrel, reflecting increasing investor worries about a global recession that could throttle demand for energy. The price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude slid...

Ryanair Chief Says Travelers Face Years of Rising Ticket Prices

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary has warned that the current low-cost carrier model is unsustainable as aviation costs continue to rise.  Citing sky-rocketing fuel prices and gradually increasing sustainability levies, the airline boss predict...

Gasoline Prices Reach $5 Across the US

In what is a record high, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas hit $5 across the US last week. The high fuel price is expected to last through the summer driving season, which is when driving levels are at their peak.  The su...

China Reduces Russian Energy Due to Diminishing Consumption

In April, China's monthly imports from Russia hit a record high of US$8.9 billion. This was an increase of 57% from the year before and 13% higher than March. At face value, it may appear that China is importing more from Russia, but soaring c...

US Gas Prices Leap to Record Highs

In another blow to the embattled US economy, prices at the pump climbed to new record highs. The national average price for regular gasoline soared more than four cents on Tuesday to $4.37 a gallon, beating the prior record of $4.33 set in early Marc...

Europe is Planning to Ditch Russia's Oil

The European Commission has proposed a sixth round of sanctions against Russia over its attack on Ukraine. The new restrictions include a plan to phase out all crude and oil products by the end of the year. Sanctions have so far not affected Russi...

World Bracing for Palm Oil Shortage

Indonesia, which is responsible for producing 60% of the world’s palm oil, has banned exports of the product due to inflation and supply concerns. The export ban has ratcheted up the pressure on worldwide prices of food and cooking oil, whic...