Italy: A Solar Energy Paradise in Europe

Italy is traditionally one of the leading PV markets in the world. The solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has gained the largest support from Italian government compared to other renewable energy technologies. In effect, PV...

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

  The Trump administration said it would move ahead with imposing a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of Chinese products that are imported into the United States starting on July 6. After Friday’s announcement,...

Would Blockchain Become the Future of World Commodity Trade?

With digital revolution infiltrating in the world market, newly evolved distributed ledger technologies are transforming the commodity sector. Blockchain, in simple words, is a group of distributed digital records (blocks) of transactions that are...

Iran Bans More Than 1,000 Imports Goods in Response to U.S. Sanctions

US President Donald Trump on May 9 announced to pull out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. On May 21, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a list of 12 sanctions against Iran...

China Increases Domestic Soybean Acreage Under the Trade War

China is the world's largest consumer of soybeans and the destination of more than half of the United States soybeans. In the trade dispute with the United States, China is trying to reduce its...

Who Will Be the Biggest Beneficiary of Chinese Car Tariff Cut? Maybe German Carmakers

On May 22, the Chinese Finance Ministry issued an announcement to confirm the cut import tariffs from 25% to 15%. The announcement also said that tariffs on some automotive parts would fall to 6%....

US is Becoming the Second Most Attractive Renewable Energy Market in the World

EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index shows that the United States has moved ahead to the second only to China. While it ranked the third last year because of Trump’s fossil fuel industry revival...

The EU Cannot Give the U.S. a Huge Soybean Order

U.S. President Donald Trump said the European Union will start buying soybean right away as China’s retaliatory tariffs curb demand, however, the two sides seem to explain the details of their agreement in completely...

2018 World Coal Price Forecast

The world coal consumption and production remained successive annual decline in 2016, fell by 1.7% and 6.2% respectively. In 2017, world coal market keeps sluggish growth, forecasted by IEA, the peak of world coal...

India Government Unlikely to Scrap Customs Duty on Import of Solar Panels

India government rejected requests from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to cancel tariffs on solar panels imposed last year, according to the minutes of a meeting held earlier this month. Therefore,...

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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...