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World Bank published latest commodity prices: June 2014

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In May of 2014, energy prices increased by 0.4% and the prices of non-energy commodities remained unchanged. Food prices were up by 0.6%. Beverages went down by 1%. Raw materials were down by 0.6% while fertilizers were up by 1.4%. Metals decreased by 0.7%, while precious metals decreased by 0.9%.
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​Prospects Daily: The euro weakens to nearly three-month low, U.S. PMI climbs in May, China’s official manufacturing PMI at five-month high

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The euro depreciated versus the dollar on Monday, trading almost at a three-month low, as slowing inflation in Germany and weaker-than-expected manufacturing growth in the Euro Zone fueled speculations the European Central Bank will adopt an aggressive monetary easing this week. The single currency fell 0.2% to $1.3595, not far from $1.3586 touched on May 29, the weakest level since February 13. Meanwhile, the euro strengthened 0.2% versus the yen to 139.04 after depreciating 2.1% last month.