USDA raises 2019-20 global oilseeds production forecast; also raises corn estimates

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has raised its forecast for global 2019/20 oilseed production by 3.3 million tonnes to 574.6 million tonnes, with greater soybean, sunflower seed, and peanut production partly offset with lower rapeseed and cottonseed forecasts. China’s soybean production is projected up 1.0 million tons to 18.1 million tonnes reflecting higher […]

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Global pepper output to tank for first time after several years: Nedspice Report

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Netherlands-based Nedspice estimates global pepper production to decline this season by 74,000 tonnes for the first time after several years, mainly driven by unfavourable weather in Vietnam, reports Financial Express. However, the mismatch between global supply and demand of the spice will continue to put pressure on the price with supply seen higher by almost […]

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Is China slowly trying to capture the offshore oil market?

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China is expanding its offshore oil and gas scene, undeterred by compliance, transparency, corruption or environmental issues that plague so many oil-rich countries.  Chinese development banks are willing to lend billions to oil-producing countries in Latin America and Africa, and its state-run oil companies are willing to invest in projects others fear to touch. This […]

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Gold-backed ETFs post $1.3 billion outflow in November 2019: WGC

Gold-backed ETFs saw $1.3 billion of net outflows across all regions in November, according to the latest monthly data from the World Gold Council (WGC), driven by a stronger dollar, a Brexit extension, and stronger equity markets from September and October highs. However, global gold-backed assets under management still grew 35 per cent this year as a […]

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Goa High Court asks FSSAI to submit report on standards for natural formalin in fish

The Goa High Court has asked the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to submit a report on specific standards regarding naturally-occurring formalin in fishes. The court has asked the apex food regulator to submit its report last month by November 28, 2019. According to reports, it has directed FSSAI’s executive officer to […]

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Is China slowly trying to capture the offshore oil market?

China is expanding its offshore oil and gas scene, undeterred by compliance, transparency, corruption or environmental issues that plague so many oil-rich countries.  Chinese development banks are willing to lend billions to oil-producing countries in Latin America and Africa, and its state-run oil companies are willing to invest in projects others fear to touch. This […]

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