This pack was supported by global growth, weak dollar and Chinese demand last year. What does 2018 hold? Our analysis

2017 was a good year for commodities, especially base metals. The Bloomberg Base Metals Spot Price Commodity Index continued its up-move for the second consecutive year, after breaking its multi-year downtrend in 2016. After surging 21 per cent in 2016, the index sustained its momentum all through last year and was up 27 per cent in 2017. The index is calculated from the spot prices of six b...