Commodity Prices

Five things you need to know to start your day

Chinese regulators defend the country’s wide-scale crackdown. Janet Yellen seeks action to avert economic catastrophe in the United States. The global housing market is shattered. What you need to know this Monday morning. The main Chinese regulators defended their brutal market crackdown on various industries in a meeting with Wall …

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Mining stocks offer a cheap play on growth. To dig.

Their stocks, however, are trading low amid concerns over the end of the good period for industrial commodities. For investors willing to accept some risk, Big Five miners offer a rich opportunity. All five have single-digit price-to-earnings ratios, among the lowest of any major industrial group in global stock markets. …

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