Kenya Intends to Export More Tea and Coffee to Chinese Market

From November 5th to 10th, 2018, several countries from all over the world gather in Shanghai's National Exhibition and Convention Centre to present their products in the first-ever China International Import Expo (CIIE). This expo provides...

Indonesian Coal Exports Stumbled For Miners Facing Constraints

Indonesia’s coal exports will be held back this year, posting a challenge to the government’s plan to reduce a swelling trade deficit while keeping prices elevated, according to industry analysts. Producers in the world's largest...

Asia Seeks Argentine Wheat Amid Australian Supply Concerns

Asian flour millers may probably have to increase its wheat shipments from Argentina, which is rare in the past, in the next few months as a second year of drought in traditional major supplier...

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...

China’s Oil Demand Expected to Fall

In 2017, China’s oil demand rose by 5.5 percent year-on-year and hit 11.77 million barrels per day, however, under policies centered around green development featuring energy efficiency and quality, China’s consumption of oil (gasoline...

Australia’s 2018/19 Wheat Production Forecast Lowered

Australia has lowered its wheat production forecast over the 2018-19 season, according to the latest crop forecast report, which was released on June 13, from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and...

US Glycerine Market Expected In Delicate Balance In Second Half

The glycerine market in the United States is seeing finely balanced supply-demand movement as the next half year ramps up. Market players are trying to measure the shortage of glycerine supply in next few months in the face of a delicate supply-demand balance. With most of American glycerine producers sold out and fix their sales contracts for the third...

US Chemical Industry Could Be Hurt in Escalating US-China Trade Tensions

The escalating trade conflicts between the United States and China would come down hard on the US chemical industry which could suffer great losses from China's threatened tariffs. The US President Donald Trump announced recently that...

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...

Avocado, the “Green Gold” of Global Trade

Local residents of Michoacán named avocado the “Green Gold” of Mexico. It’s the precious commodity drives Michoacán’s economy and feeds an American obsession. It is planted mainly in the fertile volcanic soil of Michoacán,...

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EU and Japan Sign Free Trade Agreement

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...