25 February 2020

Erik Norland

Senior Economist, CME Group
  • Commodities and commodity currencies often show a lagged response to economic developments in China. Photo: Reuters

    Commodities eye 2020 China growth prospects

    - Feb 24, 2020 11:59am
    Prices of corn, soy and wheat are continuing to move closely in line with the currencies of key exporting nations. Corn and wheat prices are sensitive to movements in the Russian ruble (RUB) while soybean, meal...
  • If the Fed stands firm and does not cut rates, gold prices might suffer. Photo: Reuters

    Gold: Impact from US and Chinese policies

    - Jul 15, 2019 4:58pm
    Gold prices have been on a wild ride. Between 2000 and 2011, they rose from US$280 to around US$1,900 per ounce before falling back to US$1,050 in 2015. Currently, they are trading at around US$1,400 an...
  • As production of corn and wheat in the Black Sea region has soared, what happens in Russia and the Ukraine is of great importance. Photo: Reuters

    How grain, oilseed prices dance to a new global tune

    - May 10, 2019 9:48am
    Agricultural prices are often at the mercy of the weather and a set of economic forces including planting, growing-and-harvest cycles and crop inventories. These risk factors are important price determinants. But in addition to them, macroeconomic...