Trade tensions and higher stocks add uncertainty to global cotton market

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The world cotton market faces continued uncertainty due to the escalating US-China trade war, with prices under additional pressure due to a projected increase in global stocks, the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) said in its latest monthly report. It said there is some hope that American and Chinese representatives might be able to de-escalate […]

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Global energy investment stabilised above $1.8 trillion in 2018; security and sustainability concerns growing – IEA

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Global energy investment stabilised in 2018, ending three consecutive years of decline, as capital spending on oil, gas and coal supply bounced back while investment stalled for energy efficiency and renewables, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest annual review. The findings of the World Energy Investment 2019 report signal a growing mismatch between current trends and […]

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Slower global demand pulls down developing Asia’s growth prospects — ADB

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Growth remains strong across most of developing Asia but is set to moderate this year and next year against the backdrop of slowing global demand and persistent trade tensions, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. The latest Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019, ADB’s flagship economic publication, forecasts that growth in the region will soften […]

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U.S. to lead global oil supply growth, no peak in oil demand in sight – IEA

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The United States will drive global oil supply growth over the next five years thanks to the remarkable strength of its shale industry, triggering a rapid transformation of world oil markets according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) annual oil market forecast. By the end of the forecast, oil exports from the United States will […]

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