An investor takes notes in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing

(...) world’s second-biggest economy. Commodities markets are also taking fright at what the slump says about(...)

Exchange-traded funds are similar to ordinary funds in that they provide access to a basket of stocks. However, they trade like stocks and can be bought and sold throughout the trading day. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images

(...) buying and storing physical commodities, investors can buy a synthetic commodity ETF. The obvious problem(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and  Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Food Tom Hayes at the launch of FoodWise 2025, a 10-year strategy for the Irish agri-food sector. Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) such a remote proposition. Much of the growth is predicated on adding value to basic commodities. Think(...)

People line up at an ATM outside a closed Piraeus Bank branch, after the Greek government imposed capital controls at the country’s banks in Athens. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

(...).6 per cent while Korea gained 0.7 per cent. In commodities, oil futures hovered below three-week lows(...)

Monitors display the current exchange rate of the Japanese yen against the Euro in Tokyo. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

(...) trading at 2.32 per cent while its Japanese counterparts held firm at 0.45 per cent. In commodities(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Speculation is rife that, if no deal is reached on Monday, Greece would need to impose capital controls on Tuesday to avert a banking crisis

Chinese economy. In commodities trading, copper futures rose about 0.2 per cent $5,672 a tonne, moving(...)

US crude for July was down 99 cents at $59.46

Bjarne Schieldrop, chief commodities analyst at SEB Markets in Oslo. “Logic calls for real and(...)

‘I ran out of room in the attic years ago.’ Photograph: Getty Images

I have all my money tied up in tech stocks and commodities, I hear you ask. Have I moved completely(...)

Short sellers bet that markets will fall, rather than rise. Photograph: Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images

(...) indices to commodities. “You can more or less short everything,” says Peter Brown, cofounder of the(...)

US stocks climbed after data on manufacturing helped allay concerns that an economic slump will continue past the first quarter, while investors watched for progress in Greece. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

(...) slipped back, closing down 6p to 4366.5p. Commodities were lower in the wake of the weak Chinese data(...)