U.S. natgas plunges to lowest since December 2020 as temps set to rise (NYSEARCA:UNG)

[ad_1] straga/iStock via Getty Images U.S. natural gas futures extended their sharp slide to a 25-month low Friday on forecasts for milder winter weather than expected over the next two weeks. Meteorologists expect the extreme cold currently slamming parts of the U.S. will end by February 4 with average temperatures climbing to mostly above-normal levels … Read more

French industrial production defies high energy prices rising in December

[ad_1] French industrial production increased more than expected in December, suggesting the country’s manufacturing sector held up at year-end despite high energy prices and increasing interest rates. Industrial output–comprising output in manufacturing, energy and construction–increased 1.1% on month after rising 2% in November, according to data from the country’s statistics office Insee published Friday. November’s … Read more