Soybean Futures Plunge to Lowest Point in Two Years on US-China Trade War Fears

Soybean futures dropped more than 5% to the lowest level in two years on June 19th under the U.S. - China trade war, which has dimmed hopes that U.S. farmers might still have a...

China’s Anti-Dumping Deposits on U.S. Cargoes Bolsters Australian Sorghum

Australian sorghum prices are seen rallies one day after China announced to impose anti-dumping deposits on imports of U.S. sorghum equal to 178.6 percent of their value. The deposit was higher than expected and...

Brazil Trucker Strike Begins to Affect Global Commodity Markets

When people are so focused on the trade dramas between Trump and China, it’s easy to miss what’s going on in the other parts of the world. In Brazil, the truckers strike has crippled...

Pakistan Economy to Keep Growing In FY18, Yet Clouded by Fiscal Challenges

Pakistan’s economy is projected to maintain strong growth in fiscal year (FY) 2018 as power supply in the country improves, manufacturing and crop harvests strengthen, and consumption and investments rise, according to a report...

China Allows Foreign Investors to Trade Iron Ore Futures

China's iron ore futures officially opened to foreign traders on May 4th at the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE), marking another step in the country’s financial opening-up. The move plays a guiding and groundbreaking role in...

China Has Halted Its US Soybean Orders Due to Trade Tensions

The market fear has raised since China issued the new tariff list of 106 U.S. products. Targeting at soybean, corn, cotton, sorghum and other U.S. agricultural exports, the additional tariff would result in the...

Exporting Copper to China: Looking Back and What’s Ahead

I sometimes get contacted by exporters who want to export metals into China, oftentimes steel or copper. Exporting copper to China has been a lucrative business for foreigners who want to take on the Chinese...

US Ethanol Stocks Rebound

Ethanol production in the United States averaged 1.044 million barrels per day (bpd) in the week-ended February 23, 24,000 bpd lower than in the previous week, according to data US Energy Information Administration (EIA)...

How to Stay Competitive As a Chinese Factory in 2018 and Beyond

Many factories in China operate with very low profit margins. It makes sense. Even in after 4 decades of exports, many suppliers have nothing to offer but a low price. For this reason, international buyers have...

China May Experience Larger Seasonal Swings in LNG Prices

Chinese government agencies converted tens of thousands of homes and factories from burning coal to natural gas since the end of last year. Beijing’s crackdown on pollution has an immediate effect on cleaner skies,...

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No Winner of Trade War: Trump’s Tariffs Are Straining the Global...

  The Trump administration said it would move ahead with imposing a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of Chinese products that are imported into...