Canada’s Soybean Farmers Have a Chance in China-US Trade War

The US-China trade war has been escalated this week by new tariffs slapped on each other, with Trump administration announcing hefty tariffs on $200bn in Chinese goods on September 17, and Beijing quickly responding...

Global Steel Demand Hiked, Yet Faced With Risks

The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) lift its forecasts on global steel demand growth for this year and next, but said that the escalating trade tensions were casting a shadow over the outlook for the...

China’s Aluminum Exports Soar as Rusal Sanctions from the U.S.

United Co. Rusal sanctions from the U.S. have disrupted the pace of supply in the global aluminum market. As buyers sought alternative suppliers from other producers, the amount of aluminum exported from China to...

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...

China-U.S. Trade Tensions Affect Transactions at Major Trade Expos

During China's largest trade events, transactions between exporters and buyers from China and U.S. fell sharply, mainly due to trade tensions between the two economic powers. Continued trade conflicts have affected China-U.S. trades and...

EU Accelerates Pace to Compete with China and US in AI Area

25 European countries have signed a declaration of cooperation on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in early April. And a strategy paper of AI will be published by the EU Digital Commissioner on 25 April. EU...

China Issues Tariff Modification Plan for 2018

China will start imposing modified duties on a list of import and export items from next year, the country's Ministry of Finance said last Friday. According to an online statement from the ministry’s official website,...

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...

Chinese Photovoltaic Firms See a New Spring as EC Scraps Limitations

Photovoltaic firms rebound robustly in HK stock market on Monday September 3, as European Commission’s decision to scrap limitations on sales of solar panels exported from China took effect midnight the same day. To name...

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)...

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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...