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World Bank published latest commodity prices: November 2011

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Energy prices in October edged down 1%.  Non-energy prices sharply extended their decline by 7.6%; food prices fell by 5.4%; beverages down by 7.3%; raw materials prices dropped by 6.3%; metals plummeted by 11.2%; fertilizers remained unchanged.  The US dollar appreciated 0.1% against the euro and 0.9% against a broad index of currencies.

Indices of Nominal US$ Prices, Percent  Changes (September to October 2011).

Prospects Weekly: First trade data released for September are not promising

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First trade data released for September are not promising, with most countries reporting lower import volumes, suggesting that the risk of a worldwide deceleration in demand is real. Meanwhile with all three major rating agencies downgrading Spain’s long-term sovereign debt rating in the past few days, the sovereign credit quality-gap between developing and developed countries continued to narrow.