USDA slashes China corn import forecast

Record crops and an abrupt fall in consumption prompt rethink

BHP highlights shale productivity gains

Improved efficiency means companies can do more with less

Statoil sees North Sea gains in Sverdrup

Norwegian-style tax break could spur revival of UK exploration

Shale and Saudis dominate the oil agenda

At the annual oil bash in London, talk centred around prices and demand

Time to say buy buy from Mining Indaba

Event turnout fell but parting shot was one of optimism

Reasons to doubt US shale oil rebound

If finance flows dry up, a crude price rally may not spur output

Oil producers set to seek pre-pay deals

Falling crude price sparks interest in pre-financing

Bearish bets on copper begin to fade

Chinese speculators in the metal appear to be heading for exit

Bitter sweet debate over sugar in Dubai

Executives gather at annual industry conference

Could record oil slide be ending?

There are reasons why prices may not have hit floor and spike was nothing more than short covering

Miners eye another round of spending cuts

Investors are taking a bleak view of commodities price falls

Commodities, Geneva and the Swiss franc

Bunge moves its sugar unit to Switzerland at a time of rising costs

Commodities and currencies: an uneven link

Testing the Wall St maxim: When the dollar strengthens, commodity prices soften

Thermal coal pick-up creates a stir

Annual contract negotiations behind burst of buying

Lower fracking demand hits Guar farmers

The rise of synthetic substitutes means the guar bubble may be over

Chinese hedge funds drive copper plunge

Traders say bear assault was ‘beautifully’ timed

Falling oil price fuels lower costs for miners

Iron ore market sees change of order due to cheaper shipping

Oil price fall adds to biofuel’s woes

Survival of the sector will depend on political support

Ten things to watch in commodities in 2015

From Opec to Glencore, the outlook for the year ahead

Sterling a thing of the past in commodity pricing

Cocoa the last bastion of the pound faces new euro contract