Coffee ‘squeeze’ takes market by surprise

Trade comes as US and EU regulators mull tighter oversight

China metals in for a ‘hard landing’

Goldman’s new index shows demand growth for mined commodities has been slowing for four years

Monsanto keeps pressure on Syngenta

Move comes as agricultural seeds, chemicals and fertiliser groups look to consolidate

Gold scale

Midnight witness tracks gold crash

Yellow metal’s dramatic move shows level of market correlation

Production cuts by Vale and Rio will not solve iron ore glut

Burden will fall on small high cost producers to balance the market

Global oil companies welcome Iran deal

Western producers seek return to pre-sanction projects

Saudi (oil) tap: Will crude output go up to 11m b/d?

Riyadh has a ‘Spinal Tap’ option to crank up the volume as production hits record levels

Commodity prices swing on China equities

Metals to iron ore and oil touch multiyear lows before recovering

Stakes are high in global potash pursuit

Successful K+S bid would give PotashCorp a quarter of supply

Ukraine to be top corn exporter to China

Beijing looks to diversify grain purchases

China rate cuts to hit copper carry trade

Beijing’s easing could ’significantly reduce’ demand for red metal, says report

Big-name bout looms over coal bid

Ivan Glasenberg and Sir Mick Davies set to go head-to-head over the Hunter Valley

Cocoa price rise eats into chocolate bars

Industry turns to ‘sharing bags’ to protect margins

Oil industry M&A shows signs of revival

Valuations are falling on decline in financing opportunities

Met coal slumps despite iron ore rebound

Steady supplies from US and China depress prices

AstraZeneca provides lessons for Syngenta

Swiss group has to decide whether or not to engage with Monsanto

Assessing Opec’s oil market strategy

It is still too early to tell how many key factors will play out, says Anjli Raval

Miners on the ropes as market capitalisation and returns fall

Sector faces growing pressure from commodity prices and investors

Herbicides key to Monsanto’s Syngenta bid

Improved offer expected after $45bn bid rejected

Agri outlook supportive for Glencore

Key grain and oilseed traders achieve high export volumes