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Commodity Alert:NYMEX crude oil up as snowstorm in US disrupts supply

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Commodity Alert: NYMEX crude oil up as snowstorm in US disrupts supply


NEW DELHI–0842 IST–Crude oil prices on NYMEX rose in Asian trade today as a winter storm across the US has affected logistics and production of petroleum products.


Last week, Russia said it might cut production of crude oil by 500,000-700,000 barrels per day. This also supported crude prices today. The decision comes after the Group of Seven countries and the European Union imposed a price cap of $60 a bbl on Russian oil exports to hurt Moscow’s economy. 


The most active February crude oil contract on NYMEX was at $80.37 per barrel, up 0.8% from the previous close.


Most crude oil supplies from Russia have been routed towards Asia this year, as countries such as India and China significantly raised imports from Moscow due to attractive discounts. (Arunima Bharadwaj)

Commodity Alert: Japan rubber rises tracking gains in crude oil

MUMBAI–0840 IST–Futures contracts of natural rubber on Japan’s Osaka Exchange rose sharply, tracking gains in crude oil. 


Prices of rubber take cues from crude oil prices as the latter is used in the process of making synthetic rubber. 


The most-active May contract on Japan’s Osaka Exchange rose by 2.8 yen to 219.8 yen (137 rupees) per kg. 


The gains today were after prices fell to a three-week low of 215.6 yen (134 rupees) per kg. (Mridula Lathan)

Commodity Alert: Bursa CPO rises tracking NYMEX crude oil contracts

MUMBAI–0833 IST–Futures contracts of crude palm oil opened higher on the BMD, tracking gains in crude oil contracts on NYMEX. Crude palm oil prices take cues from crude oil as both are used in biodiesel mixes.


The March contract of crude palm oil rose by 250 ringgits to 4,082 ringgits (76,288.84 rupees) per tn.


Crude palm oil prices are expected to rise further in the medium term due to supply concerns amid labour shortage in Malaysia. (Chinmay Mungse)


Commodity Alert: Base metal prices unavailable as LME closed today

MUMBAI–0828 IST–Base metal prices were unavailable on the LME as the exchange was shut for Boxing Day Holiday.


The market will resume trade on Wednesday.  (Sandeep Sinha)

Commodity Alert: COMEX gold rises on fall in US bond yields, dollar


MUMBAI–0812 IST–Gold contracts on the COMEX traded higher in Asian trade today due to a fall in US Treasury yields. 


As yields on US bonds fall, returns for investors decline. This makes gold more attractive for buyers. 


Weakness in the dollar against major currencies also supported gold prices today. 


The February gold contract on the COMEX was at $1,813 per ounce, up 0.5% from the previous close. (Chinmay Mungse)




US$1 = 82.65 rupees

IST, or Indian Standard Time, is five-and-a-half hours ahead of GMT


Edited by Avishek Dutta


BMD: Bursa Malaysia Derivatives

CBOT: Chicago Board of Trade

CFTC: Commodity Futures Trading Commission

CME: Chicago Mercantile Exchange

COMEX: Commodity division of New York Mercantile Exchange

DME: Dubai Mercantile Exchange

EIA: Energy Information Administration

ICE: Intercontinental Exchange

ICEX: Indian Commodity Exchange

IEA: International Energy Agency

LME: London Metal Exchange

MCX: Multi Commodity Exchange of India

NBOT: National Board of Trade

NCDEX: National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange

NYMEX: New York Mercantile Exchange

OPEC: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

SEBI: Securities and Exchange Board of India

TOCOM: Tokyo Commodity Exchange

USDA: US Department of Agriculture


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