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October 2015

World Bank published latest commodity prices: October 2015

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In October 2015, energy prices increased slightly by 0.2%, and the prices of non-energy commodities slipped by 1.1%. Food prices dipped by 1.9%. Beverages decreased by 2.1%. Raw materials dropped slightly by 1.7%, and fertilizers went down by 1.4%. Metals and minerals rose by 1.2%, and precious metals picked up slightly by 0.2%.
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Global Weekly: Upcoming U.S. Tightening Cycle, Emerging Market Corporate Debt, and Currency Depreciations

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The approaching liftoff in U.S. policy rates and subsequent tightening are expected to proceed smoothly but will take place in an environment marked by weak growth, rising debt and substantial currency pressures in many emerging and frontier economies. Currency depreciation could strain corporate balance sheets in countries where private leverage has increased and a significant share of the debt is denominated in U.S. dollar.