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World Bank published latest commodity prices: February 2016

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In January 2016, energy prices slumped by 15.3%, and the prices of non-energy commodities dropped by 2.3%. Food prices slipped by 1.1%. Beverages declined by 7.5%. Raw materials dropped slightly by 1.9%, and fertilizers declined by 5.1%. Metals and minerals decreased by 2.0%, and precious metals increased by 2.3%.
 
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Global Weekly: How large are the spillovers from lower growth in major emerging markets?

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On average, a 1 percentage point decline in BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – growth could reduce growth in other emerging markets and growth in frontier markets by 0.8 percentage points and 1.5 percentage points, respectively, over two years. A simultaneous BRICS slowdown could have much more pronounced spillover effects, especially if it is combined with a tightening of financial conditions.

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