Oil nears bear market: 5 things to watch

Crude oil’s quiet slide from its 2016 high sharpens questions about the outlook for the commodity

Coal is stockpiled in preparation for loading onto ships for export at the Newcastle Coal Terminal in Newcastle, north of Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. BHP Billiton Ltd. and Rio Tinto Group declined in Sydney trading after Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan signaled the final terms of the government's planned mining tax may depend on talks with independent lawmakers. Photographer: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg

Losses narrow at Anglo American

Shares in miner touch highest level in more than a year

Oil on cusp of bear market

US crude prices driven to lowest level since April

Craft beer makes US top hops grower

Germany ousted from top spot after half a century

Potash: what’s next for the fertiliser

Chinese contract helps steady a market that is in flux

Saudi royal oil group at heart of 1MDB case

US claims $1bn of Malaysian funds for PetroSaudi venture siphoned

Gasoline stocks prompt oil volatility

Crude prices recover after dropping to lowest level since April

BP bullish despite falling profits

Chief Dudley says group has drawn a line under Deepwater Horizon

Royal Mint delivers bumper profits

Online push begins to reap benefits

An ugly year to be a coal bear

Lower production in China has challenged traders

Glencore Russneft stake cut by debt deal

Oligarch founder of Russian oil group in debt-for-equity swap

Tough times generate energy efficiency

Impressive progress is being made to reduce the cost of power

Dismal delivery puts big oil projects at risk

The majors can no longer afford delays or cost overruns on ‘megaprojects’

Golub to chair boutique energy company

HudsonField aims to exploit the gap left by banks exiting the commodities industry

Brent falls below $45 as short positions rise

Hedge funds increase bearish bets

Norsk Hydro sees balanced aluminium market

Chinese output will not derail price rally, says producer