India’s commerce ministry seeks anti-dumping duty on specialised rubber imported from 4 countries

India’s commerce ministry has recommended imposition of anti-dumping duty on a certain type of rubber imported from China, European Union, Japan, and Russia, in order to guard domestic manufacturers from cheap inbound shipments. Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended the duty after concluding in its probe that ”Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber” from these regions has been […]

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COMMENT – Colonial Pipeline hack: Implications for the future, lessons from the past

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Forecasts tell you a lot about the forecaster, but they don’t tell you anything about the future or in the case of commodities the grammatically weird plural futures. When they do come true, it is usually a mixture of deep intelligence meeting immense luck. The July 1995 released film The Net, starring Sandra Bullock as […]

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Trucks carry the Covid-19 vaccines, but how many truckers are vaccinated?

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Martin Scorsese—the director who whets America’s obsession with gang movies—in his 2019 film ‘The Irishman’ inadvertently touched upon the vital cog of commodities: trucks and the American truck union Teamsters. The unsolved disappearance in 1975 of Jimmy Hoffa, President of America’s largest union Teamsters—they had enormous liquidity with pension funds and it is believed that […]

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Aluminum surges to highest since 2018 on strong China trade data

Aluminum prices jumped to their highest in nearly three years, as Chinese trade data shows export momentum remained strong in March after record gains in February, while imports topped expectations, according to a report by Seeking Alpha. Deepan JoshiDeepan is a seasoned journalist with over 24 years of experience. Deadlines bring out the best in him and […]

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