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  1. June 30, 2014

    PPG to buy Mexico’s Comex for $2.3bn

    PPG Industries has agreed to buy Mexico’s Comex for $2.3bn to boost the US paint group’s reach into Central and South...

  2. January 20, 2014

    Sherwin-Williams: rosy picture

    Painting by numbers is not child’s play in the case of Sherwin-Williams. The figures are equivocal for the US paint company....

  1. January 6, 2014

    Strong Asian demand gives gold a boost

    Gold continued its strong start to 2014, rising to its highest level in three weeks on the back of strong physical demand...

  2. January 2, 2014

    Copper climbs to seven-month high

    Copper bounded to a seven-month high amid shrinking stocks of refined product and optimism about the economic outlook in...

  3. beyondbrics

    December 4, 2013

    Itaú sets its sights on Mexico

    The surprising thing about Brazilian banking giant Itaú’s decision to open up investment banking operations in Mexico is,...

  4. October 15, 2013

    US Treasury bill demand slumps at auction

    Investors retreated sharply from weekly Treasury bill sales on Tuesday, pushing up short-term US borrowing costs, as...

  5. October 14, 2013

    Gold rebounds after sharp slide

    Gold bounced back from a three-month low, rising 1 per cent to $1,278 a troy ounce on Monday as traders took stock of recent...

  6. FT Alphaville

    July 29, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks fell ahead of a speech by BoJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda, and US data and central bank meetings in the US and...

  7. FT Alphaville

    July 26, 2013

    No, the Comex is not going to default

    There’s a stupid rumour going around in the gold community that the Comex is “bleeding” inventory (especially from the JP...

  8. FT Alphaville

    July 26, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE No, the Comex is not going to default: There’s a stupid rumour going around in the gold...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Can Chinese policymakers can keep their nerve? - Commodities are a poor portfolio diversification...

  10. July 22, 2013

    US watchdog acts on metals warehousing

    The US commodity futures watchdog has sent letters to metals warehouse owners demanding they preserve records, in a sign of...

  11. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2013

    Mexico rejects $2.3bn Sherwin-Williams paint deal

    If there were any doubts that Mexico is getting serious about fostering greater competition in the country, the move on...

  12. April 23, 2013

    Goldman ends gold ‘short’ call

    Goldman Sachs, whose bearish call helped push down the gold price two weeks ago, has advised clients it was closing the...

  13. FT Alphaville

    April 17, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks rose for the first time in three days as new-home construction in the US beat forecasts and the yen weakened,...

  14. April 16, 2013

    Gold rout leaves precious metals exposed

    The rout in the gold market has led to falls in silver, platinum and palladium prices, raising fears that investors in...

  15. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2013

    Iron pyrite - Australian edition

    The biggest ASX fallers on Monday… … all gold. (yes, even PanAust) And if you’re thinking that’s just a bunch of speculative...

  16. FT Alphaville

    April 10, 2013

    Goldman advises to short gold

    Last week it was SocGen that declared the gold era was over. Now the precious metals team at Goldman is taking a similar...

  17. FT Alphaville

    February 26, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks fell, continuing a global-sell off over concerns about Italy’s unclear election outcome. The MSCI Asia Pacific...

  18. FT Alphaville

    January 23, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Cameron to promise in-out EU ballot: “David Cameron will on Wednesday vow to settle Britain’s future in the European Union...

  19. FT Alphaville

    January 17, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Virtually all Boeing 787 Dreamliners have been grounded by aviation regulators worldwide, after an incident with an ANA...

  20. FT Alphaville

    January 11, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Japan unveils Y10.3tn stimulus: Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, unveiled a Y10.3tn ($116bn) economic stimulus package...

  21. beyondbrics

    December 21, 2012

    London headlines

    * Asian shares fall after US budget setback * Chinese trail in top CEO rankings * Argentina deploys border guards after...

  22. FT Alphaville

    November 29, 2012

    Some cliffs are golden

    Gold experienced a sizable wobble on Wednesday, so no surprise people are still trying to make sense of it: The best comment...

  23. FT Alphaville

    November 20, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian shares were higher on Tuesday with the MSCI Asia Pacific index rising 0.6% on hopes of a compromise on the US fiscal...

  24. beyondbrics

    November 13, 2012

    Sherwin-Williams bets big on Mexican paint maker

    Comex, the number-one Mexican paints company which is being acquired by Sherwin-Williams of the US, was founded 60 years ago...

  25. FT Alphaville

    November 12, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP FT markets round-up: “Investors started the week in timid mood as worries about the looming Washington’s budget...

  26. FT Alphaville

    November 7, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Obama wins: Networks project victory for Barack Obama after Democrats lead in key states including Ohio. Democrats are...

  27. FT Alphaville

    August 30, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Mario Draghi said it was justified for the ECB to use “exceptional measures” as part of its mandate to keep prices stable in...

  28. FT Alphaville

    August 29, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Most Asian stocks rose ahead of US 2Q GDP revisions due on Wednesday and Fed chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech on monetary...

  29. FT Alphaville

    August 23, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    China’s flash PMIs signal faster contraction: The preliminary manufacturing PMI from HSBC/Markit Economics was 47.8,...

  30. FT Alphaville

    August 13, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Japan’s Q2 GDP was much weaker than expected, at 0.3% growth compared to consensus forecasts of 2.3%. The preliminary...

  31. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stock markets fell and the yen rose after data showed Japanese machinery orders fell 14.8% in May from the previous...

  32. FT Alphaville

    July 6, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks and crude oil fell and the euro headed for its worst week this year after stimulus measures from major central...

  33. FT Alphaville

    July 5, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks were slightly lower today as investors await central bank decisions. The ECB is anticipated to cut rates to a...

  34. FT Alphaville

    July 4, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Barclays hit out at BoE deputy governor Paul Tucker and “senior Whitehall figures”, suggesting they may have known of and...

  35. FT Alphaville

    June 29, 2012

    The London 6am Cut

    The US Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that the individual mandate requiring...

  36. FT Alphaville

    June 28, 2012

    The London 6am Cut

    Barclays was fined more than $450m by US and UK regulators for having tried to manipulate Libor, reports the Financial...

  37. FT Alphaville

    June 26, 2012

    The London 6am Cut

    Asia shares were slightly down in Tuesday trading after the Moody’s downgrade of Spanish banks and the news that Cyprus had...

  38. FT Alphaville

    June 21, 2012

    The London 6am Cut

    The Federal Reserve decided to extend its “Operation Twist” through the end of the year rather than pursue an expansion of...

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