The UAE in Africa

UAE’s ever-expanding portfolio in Africa Expanding Portfolio Typically dominated by the US, EU & BRIC nations, investment into Africa has been in decline with the World Investment Report 2018 showing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows into...

Dry Spell in Brazil Hits Second-Corn

Brazil’s northern growing regions are continually suffering dry weather, which peaks in June, July and August. The lasting drought is likely to hurt Brazil’s second-corn, prompting flashbacks to the ill-fated 2018 harvest. Second corn, also...

Weakening Demand and Oversupply to Dim Oil Rise in 2019

Oil analysts are taking an increasingly dim view of the prospect of a price rally next year, thanks to unclear demand outlook and surging supply, despite a popular market expectation that OPEC will decide...

Rain Deficit to Hit India’s Sugar Production Next Year

India could see a decline in sugar production for 2019-20 as drought conditions in two of the country’s major producing regions is causing big troubles to farmers who are struggling to sow cane. An output reduction would slash exports from the world’s...

China and Africa to Strengthen Ties Via Collaboration on Clean Energy

Energy development is one of the keys to Africa’s sustainable development, and African countries are looking at clean energy to boost their economic growth. China had made promises at summits to ramp up efforts...

The Increasing Solar Investment Shifts Mainstream Energy from Nuclear Power and Coal to Renewable

With the plunging prices of clean energy technologies, renewable energy has grown up to be an increasingly attractive prospect for governments around the world. Last year investment in renewable energy was far more expensive...

India Starts Tariff Cut on Palm Oil Imports

The Indian government has announced to cut tariffs on crude and refined palm oil imports from Southeast Asian countries, effective January 1. The import tax on crude palm oil produced in Indonesia, Malaysia, and other...

China Boosts Shift to Clean Energy, Sets New Target

China is stepping further into the promotion of renewable energy nationwide, setting higher green power targets and punishing those who fail to meet those goals. As the world's biggest energy consumer, China is aiming to...

New Energy Vehicles Outperform Other Segments

In the wake of China’s resolve in combat against diesel emissions, the auto industry in the country saw a continuing decline in both output and sales, registering respectively a slump of 4.4 percent to...

UK On the Path of Sustained Carbon Cuts

2018 marks the sixth year of falling carbon dioxide emissions of UK, the country cut carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 percent from the previous year, according to a new report. As a matter of fact,...

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The European Union(EU) and Japan signed an agreement on tariff reduction on Tuesday. According to the deal, 99 percent of the tariffs on Japanese...