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Fund managers not fussed about potential mining rally

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The mining sector has underperformed global markets for an unprecedented five straight years. A sixth wouldn’t come as a shock, but according to Citigroup analysts, fund managers are giving more thought to the possibility that the sector has bottomed and is poised to rally in 2016. The broader question, however, …

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The global bond market rally is so crazy it’s starting to look like panic

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Sovereign bonds surged, sending the Japanese benchmark 10-year yield below zero for the first time, as investors seeking the safest assets gorged on government debt. Treasury yields dropped to a one-year low and those on short-dated German securities dropped to records in the rush to refuge from a worldwide stock …

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Quebec maple syrup producers rally against report they say could ‘ruin’ their industry

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Hundreds of maple syrup producers braved snow and freezing rain in Quebec City on Tuesday to march on the National Assembly in protest against a new government report that they say, if implemented, “will ruin” their iconic industry. The federation of Quebec maple syrup producers and its parent organization, the …

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Oil rally fuelled by OPEC noise, just ‘bulls clutching at straws’

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A spirited oil rally barely extended to a fourth consecutive day on Thursday, as Iran appeared to be cool to a Saudi-Russia proposal to freeze output. Saudi Arabia and Russia agree to freeze oil output, but deal ‘not worth much’ without Iran, Iraq Saudi Arabia and Russia, the world’s two …

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