Buoyant commodity prices not enough to keep AUD afloat

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The Alchemist, Issue 35: Resilience in commodity prices has not been enough to prevent the Aussie dollar from being one of the worst-performing developed economy currencies of 2018. The Aussie dollar closed out in January 2019 at US$0.715, $0.137 below the price predicted by RFC Ambrian’s commodity price-based exchange rate model. The ongoing deviation between commodity prices and the AUD/USD…

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Copper M&A — The Cupboard is Nearly Bare

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We review a decade of copper M&A and preview future activity — In this piece we review the past decade’s copper M&A and identify a number of key trends. We also look at the likely acquirers of assets and assess the large-scale copper assets that are likely to be the subject of future interest and those that may become available….

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