Dollar rise sends platinum to 5-year low

Concerns over demand from car industry adds to price pressure

Soyabean prices slide despite low stocks

Traders look ahead to record global crop as farmers begin to harvest oilseed

US to become largest petroleum producer

Output poised to exceed Saudi levels by this month or next

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End of the Iron Age

A collapse of ore prices throws miners’ strategies into doubt and threatens an industry shakeout

Coffee boosts Louis Dreyfus profits

Cotton also a good performer as sales at trading house rise 16%

Rising shale output disrupts US gas prices

Pipeline owners scramble to keep up with shale gas drilling

LME plans to raise fees by a third

Owner HKEx seeks to make acquisition pay off

Cocoa traders fear spread of Ebola

Prices at 3½ year high on worries over risk to Ivory Coast