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The price of copper is an economic indicator, and right now, it's falling
The problem? Too little demand, too much supply. Rising interest rates are also contributing to weaker demand around the world.
Surging demand for copper means its price is rising too
The metal is crucial renewable energy technology and the transition away from fossil fuels.
The prices of industrial metals are surging. That's probably good news for the world economy.
The increases are seen as an indicator of strength, though they might fuel more inflation.
As an economic indicator, copper is worth its weight in gold
Copper has long been seen as an economic predictor. So why are prices dipping, and what are the implications?
Copper’s soaring price points to recovery, green-economy demand
Copper, especially, is a key ingredient in electric cars, wind turbines and batteries. Suppliers are not ready to meet the demand.
Copper thefts a common and costly crime
The Missouri Department of Transportation spent almost $1 million last year on repairing street lights caused by thefts of copper wire.
Kobe Steel falsified data about the strength of its metals used in planes and cars
Copper and aluminum from the Tokyo-based company went into products at about 200 companies.
There are hidden treasures in our sewage sludge
Millions of dollars worth of valuable metals end up being flushed down the drain, some coming from our own bodies.
Commodities giants forced to suspend dividends
Glencore, Anglo American and BHP Billiton hoped that diversifying would work.
Coffee beans are cheaper, so why isn't my Starbucks?
From coffee to copper to corn, the price of commodities has fallen over the past year.