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Commodities: the MoneyWeek view

February 2015: A perfectly negative storm Raw-materials prices have hit multi-year lows amid a perfect storm of negative factors. We may be at or near the bottom of the metals cycle. Mining shares remain reasonably priced. Agricultural commodities are a solid long-term bet - buy farm equipment and fertiliser stocks.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

When will the bear market in small-cap resources stocks end?

Oil explorers and junior miners were once the must-have play on the great commodities boom. Now the party is well and truly over. Dominic Frisby asks how long before the bear market ends.

Sapinda offers Petropavlovsk ‘compromise’ refinancing deal

One of the key shareholders in troubled miner Petropavlovsk says it will vote in favour of the company’s refinancing plans – but only if its own proposals are accepted too.

Oil price bubbles up again – how high will it go?

The oil price is on the rise again. But don’t expect it to go far.

Petropavlovsk shareholders ‘better off with Sapinda’

Sapinda, the fund which owns 7.8% of miner Petropavlovsk, says small shareholders should ignore chairman Peter Hambro’s rescue plan. Kam Patel reports.

Sapinda: 'No ulterior motive' over Petropavlovsk

Investment fund Sapinda has strongly denied that its proposal to Petropavlovsk is a Trojan horse to take over the stricken miner. Kam Patel reports.

What’s that coming over the hill?

The long-heralded age of the electric car might finally be upon us. Matthew Partridge looks at how to profit.

Forget deflation – inflation is still a far bigger risk for the UK

Everybody’s talking about inflation turning negative in Britain. But what people don’t realise, says John Stepek, is that everything points to an unexpected rise in prices.

Cash-strapped Petropavlovsk dismisses Sapinda approach

Troubled gold miner Petropavlovsk has dismissed a bid from private investment vehicle Sapinda to counter its refinancing plans. Kam Patel looks at what’s going on.

Bacanora Minerals is on the brink of a big share price surge

Mexican lithium miner Bacanora Minerals has seen its share price slide since it floated. But 2015 could be the year it realises its potential. Bengt Saelensminde explains why.

Peter Hambro: Own shares in Petropavlovsk? You need to act now

Troubled gold miner Petropavlovsk will cease to exist and shareholders’ entire investment will be wiped out unless they vote for a £155m rights issue next Thursday, warns chairman Peter Hambro.

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