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Commodities: Muted Trade Likely as Markets Wait for Fiscal Cliff News

Commodity markets are likely to see a quiet end to the short trading week as investors wait for cues from the weekend's fiscal cliff talks for direction cues.

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  • Commodities to See Muted Trade as Markets Wait for Fiscal Cliff News
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The spotlight remains on Washington, DC as financial markets return from the Christmas holiday, where US policymakers have a mere five days left to deliver a deal avoiding the so-called "fiscal cliff", a set of tax hikes and government spending cuts due to trigger at the turn of the year. The Congressional Budget Office ( CBO ) projects the jolt of austerity will tip the US back into recession.

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