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Falling Chinese Demand Could Intensify The Crude Oil War

For exporters of commodities & industrial materials, the shrinking of the world’s largest source of demand is bad news. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Chinese energy sector, as crude oil accounts for 6% of total imports. China’s economic slowdown, combined with a global push towards renewable energy, could threaten the already fragile levels of its crude oil demand.

On The Coming Collapse Of Copper

Metals and mining commodities – including the base and bulk commodities, steel and cement – are highly exposed to a slowdown in the Chinese property, with over 40% of Chinese demand for cement and copper in particular consumed in the construction sector.

The Fall Is Golden For Gold And Silver Bullion Bulls

August is a notoriously poor trading month, with traders in the northern hemisphere on holiday, or at least not thinking about markets. September is wake-up time, and statistically the best month for gold. Will this be the pattern this year? The pattern of trading in gold and silver changed for the better this week.

Is Chinese Gold Demand Really Falling? Probably Not

Media reports that Chinese gold demand may be slipping, but so far this year, although Chinese demand may currently be down a little its holding up overall at historically high levels. Gold movement from West to East already appears to be exceeding newly mined supply, while scrap sources decline.

Is Renewed Indian Demand Driving Gold Prices Higher?

To ease gold import restriction by end of March would gain votes, so the government has every incentive to do so. Gold prices would be pushed higher by an easing of duties and restrictions on Indian gold imports, disproportionately more than the actual increase in the tonnage then imported.

Why The West Sells Gold And China Buys It

Western economies have created a finance industry dependent on fiat paper, have survived without using gold as money and therefore predisposed to dismiss gold as never being money again. So the West is less worried about losing physical gold than it should be & China is glad of the opportunity.

Primary Reasons Why China Wants Low Gold Prices

People believe that the gold price will fall further in 2014 despite indications that Chinese demand will continue at current high levels…if not rise more. A question not thoroughly explored: “How can China buy well over 2,000 tonnes of gold without sending the gold price rocketing?”

Avoid Regret: Accumulate Gold Bullion Now

Continuing their negative investor sentiment outlook, the short and long term forecast by analysts and hedge funds are expecting gold bullion to remain weak – A factor to consider beyond simply looking at investor sentiment, is the massive change in production by mining companies.

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