Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Crude Drops Third Day This Week as U.S. Shutdown May Curb Demand

West Texas Intermediate fell for a third day this week on concern a protracted U.S. government shutdown will slow economic growth and reduce fuel demand.

Central Bank Fears Trigger Global Selloff In Bonds, Shares

london (reuters) - the yen rose while shares, bonds and gold fell on tuesday as investors retreated into cash, unnerved by fears that major central banks are cooling in their commitment to the money-pumping that has buoyed global markets.

iron ore surges most since october as plunge spurs cargo demand

iron ore jumped the most since october amid speculation that a collapse in prices for the steelmaking raw material is spurring a surge in demand.

dollar recovers against yen after sharp sell-off

london (reuters) - the dollar recovered from a four-week low against the yen on tuesday with the yen hurt by a report that japanese pension funds could increase overseas holdings.

copper gains as chinese manufacturing gauge unexpectedly rises

copper climbed the most in almost two weeks in london after an official manufacturing gauge rose unexpectedly in china, the world's biggest user of the metal.

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