World coffee exports up 2.6 pct year-on-year in Jan 2019 , says ICO

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World coffee exports amounted to 11.06 million bags (184,314 metric tons), in January, up 2.6% higher from January 2018, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) said in a report, adding that shipments of Brazilian Naturals, Colombian Milds and Robusta rose by 12.8% to 3.51 million bags, 14.5% to 1.31 million bags and 3.2% to 4.43 million […]

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Production cut by Vale SA to benefit Indian iron ore and steel producers in short term: Ind-Ra Ratings

The recent revocation of the mining licence of Vale SA for the Brucutu mine in Brazil will be favourable for domestic iron ore miners and steel producers in the short term, believes India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra). With a limited supply of iron ore, the hardening prices of iron ore and steel in the international […]

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South Africa oil discovery could be a game changer

One of the promising hotspots for oil and gas exploration drilling this year—South Africa’s offshore—has just yielded a massive natural gas and condensate find that could open a new exploration province for oil majors and change the energy fortunes of South Africa. France’s major Total said last week that it had made a significant discovery on the […]

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