Raw materials rebound yet hurdles remain

This year’s strength seen as another mini-cycle around longer trend

Cargill Sugar cane harvest

Cargill splits supply chain for GMO foods

Changing food preferences have big impact at commodities trader

China stockpiles intrigue copper market

$2bn inventory could signal a copper-collateral financing round

Commodities rebound outruns fundamentals

Better demand not enough to break trend for ‘mini-cycles’

Oil speculators’ role in Washington drama

CFTC withdraws report criticising plans to cap futures positions

Glencore disposal is not just about debt

Sale of stake could see group gain firepower to bulk up

Global energy beyond the here and now

Themes over next 20 years will be fast rising demand, natural gas and falling emissions, writes BP chief economist Spencer Dale

Oil bulls’ misplaced optimism

Crude market could remain heavily oversupplied this year, making recovery in prices unlikely

Oil producers retool for lower prices

Deep industry cutbacks have long-term implications

Supply chain scrutiny on battery makers

Child labour concerns centre on cobalt production in Congo

Miners still digging for victory

Low energy and financing costs keep mines running despite low prices

Libya stands at critical juncture

After oil exporter’s descent into violence, hopes are pinned on prospect of a new government

Rio Tinto set for $4bn Mongolia financing

Miner aims to expand operations at Oyu Tolgoi project in face of commodities downturn

Rifts test Opec’s co-operative worth

Iran and Saudi Arabia at odds over output as oil prices collapse

The folly of the break-even oil price

Oil’s drop shows methodology does not determine price floor

Metal prices rebound on output cut hopes

Aluminium and nickel producers are already lowering production

Cargill boss stamps his mark

Management change brings new generation of leaders to the top table and adds gender diversity

Israel woos foreign energy groups for gas exploration

Red tape and political wrangling may deter overseas investors

Sell focus shifts to Anglo American

Market attention change due to debt reduction issues and iron ore plunge

UK steel can thrive with level field

Carbon tax, energy prices and VAT make UK producers uncompetitive