NEW YORK, Dec 20- Louis Dreyfus Commodities BV lost a bid on Friday to dismiss a lawsuit by traders accusing it of illegally manipulating the price of cotton futures in 2011.. District Judge Andrew Carter in Manhattan dismissed one claim in the proposed class action, but largely allowed the lawsuit to move forward.» Read More
Oil contracts for delivery in three to five years’ time are trading at their biggest ever discount to spot prices, prompting a debate about whether the era of triple-digit oil prices will be a short-term phenomenon. The FT reports.
Tom Lydon, Global Trends Investments president, discusses which exchange traded products are moving in the wrong direction, and how to play it, with the Fast Money traders.
Natural gas futures traded as low as $2.18 today-- it's the lowest level since February 2002. Darren Wolfberg, BNP Paribas, explains whether natural gas hit a bottom today.
The coalition government aims to begin the privatization of Royal Mail by selling or floating at least part of it in autumn 2013 if the state-owned postal operator’s finances continue to improve, the FT reports.
Germany is poised to bow to international pressure and allow a temporary increase in the euro zone’s financial “firewall” this week, to prevent the crisis in the region’s periphery spreading to other member states. The FT reports.
Investors are losing their enthusiasm for gold as signs of improvement in the US economy tempt them away from the traditional haven. The FT reports.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg reports the TVIX tumbles 30% as the VIX rallies, and the dangers of ETNs, with the Fast Money traders.
Deutsche Bank is to open a new precious metals vault in London next year, joining a growing number of banks and logistics companies seeking to cash in on booming investor demand for physical gold and silver. The FT reports.
Blackstone is set to take control of 100 million euros worth of commercial property loans owned by Société Générale as the French bank pushes to shed its exposure to global real estate. The FT reports.
Greece’s caretaker prime minister insists that a “large, silent majority” of Greeks are willing to do whatever is needed to stay in the eurozone, despite near-daily anti-austerity demonstrations. The FT reports.
How to play copper if it breaks past its resistance level at $3.90, with Darren Wolfberg, BNP Paribas.
The onus of UK macroeconomic policy falls on the Bank of England. George Osborne, chancellor of the exchequer, has nailed his colours to the mast of fiscal discipline instead. The FT reports.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on today's top market action, and Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, discusses what's driving the recent decline in precious metals and how to play it.
“Deleveraging” is an ugly word for a nasty journey: that towards lowering excessive debt after a credit bubble. The FT reports.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson with a check on commodities, ahead of today's FOMC meeting.
Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures, has an update on today's futures and what investors can expect to see at the open, and hear from the Fed meeting.
James Cordier, Liberty Trading Group principal & founder, explains how a record coffee crop will impact consumers. Sara Senatore, Sanford Bernstein senior analyst, explains how investors can make money from falling coffee prices.
With commodities enjoying a robust start to 2012, some traders are concerned that crude oil and other hard assets are ripe for a fall.
The Squawk on the Street team takes a look at the futures ahead of the market's open, and today's market moving stories.
John Brady, R.J. O'Brien discusses today's trading activity and whether the bulls or bears will be in charge. Brady says, QE 3 will still be on the minds of the Street.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil closed up again today, mostly due to new buyers coming in and the strong GDP number. Gold closed above $1,200 today.
CNBC's Dominic Chu looks at three stocks to watch Monday, including Textron, which may be looking to acquire Beechcraft for $1.4 billion; Netflix unveils its first animated show next week; and Facebook joins the S&P 500.
CNBC's Sue Herera looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories.