Surface mining trucks in Asia Pacific to grow by 2020: GlobalData

The global market for surface mining trucks is expected to grow steadily to 2020, primarily driven by the growing demand from mining companies operating across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, says leading data and analytics company GlobalData. The company forecasts that increased production at existing mines and over 270 new surface mines scheduled to commence operations […]

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Agricultural trade in Pacific Rim economies faces challenges due to climate change, says FAO

Global warming is expected to have a significant impact on future yields of everything from rice to fish, particularly in countries situated closer to the equator, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has warned. Geographically, the negative impact of climate change on agricultural output could result in lower yields of rice, […]

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Most Asia-Pacific banks have buffers against commodity risks – Moody’s

Banks in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) show moderate loan exposure to borrowers in commodity-related industries, with such loans making up around 7 percent of gross loans on average at end-2015, Moody’s Investors Service said ina report. However, the quality of such loans will likely continue to deteriorate, based on Moody’s assessment that energy and commodity prices […]

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