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,...

Three Innovations that Are Disrupting the Shipping Space

The age old industry of shipping and cargo has continued to grow each year, with ocean freight accounting for around 90% of global trade. Ocean freight logistics and operations are difficult to manage, with erratic...

Latin American Steel Production, Consumption and Trade Profile in 2017

Latin America produced 52.9 million tons of finished steel during 2017, up 4% from the 50.80 million tonnes in 2016, according to data from regional steel organization Alacero. Brazil was the main producer with an...

Lifting the Lid of the Cosmetic Ingredients Market

25 NGOs asked Prestige Brands to reveal the chemicals in their feminine-products recently, which shows the Women's Voices for the Earth’s focus on women’s health. Additionally, cosmetics – the best friend of the women,...

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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...