Commodities see biggest falls since Lehman Brothers collapse

Global commodity markets could be signalling a severe downturn as indexes tracking the sector show the sharpest falls since late 2008

Sharp losses seen across commodities markets

Although prices have declined in the second quarter for the past two years, 2012 has seen the biggest falls in commodities indexes since the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.

The DJ-UBS Commodities Index is down 15% since its peak in February and the S&P GSCI has seen a drop of 18.3% in the second quarter of this year, posting a year-to-date fall of 13.49%. The biggest losses were seen in energy, which is down 23.14% over the second quarter, and soft commodities, which has fallen 14

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