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Shipping and Transportation

PH exports rise for 5th month;

June 12, 2017
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April exports rose 12.1 percent from a year earlier to $4.81 billion, while imports dropped 0.1 percent, the first fall in 14 months.  That produced a trade deficit of $2.05 billion, narrower than a year ago.
 

China’s $10B Myanmar port pro

June 12, 2017
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KYAUK PYU, Myanmar- Days before the first supertanker carrying 140,000 tons of Chinese-bound crude oil arrived in Myanmar’s Kyauk Pyu port, local officials confiscated Nyein Aye’s fishing nets.

China trade data beat forecast

June 09, 2017
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BEIJING- China reported stronger-than-anticipated exports and imports for May despite falling commodity prices, suggesting the economy is holding up better than expected despite rising lending rates and a cooling property market.

Iron ore imports up from six-

June 09, 2017
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BEIJING/MANILA- China’s iron ore imports rose 5.5 percent in May from a year earlier, recovering from a six-month low in April, as mills in the top steelmaking nation scooped up more raw material as they posted strong profits.

Abu Dhabi petroleum port eases

June 09, 2017
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SINGAPORE/DUBAI- Abu Dhabi petroleum port authorities have eased restrictions on oil tankers going to and from Qatar, according to industry sources and shipping circulars seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Port bans choke Gulf commodity

June 08, 2017
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Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain severed relations with Qatar and closed their transport links on Monday, disrupting trade in commodities from crude oil to metals and food, and deepening fears of a possible jolt to the global gas market

Oil dips on glut concerns

June 08, 2017
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SINGAPORE- Oil prices dipped on Wednesday, with Brent crude futures around $50 per barrel, as global fuel markets remained oversupplied, although rising tension in the Middle East and falling US inventories lent some support.
 

Copper climbs as investors sh

June 08, 2017
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SYDNEY- London copper edged higher in early trading in Asia on Wednesday as some investors switched into commodities from equities.
 

India sugar output up

June 08, 2017
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MUMBAI—India’s 2017/18 sugar production is expected to jump a quarter from the previous year to 25 million tons as decent monsoon rains are forecast, the head of an industry body told Reuters.
 

Wheat near 2-week high as adv

June 08, 2017
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SINGAPORE- Chicago wheat gained more ground on Wednesday, trading near last session’s two-week high on worries about dry weather threatening production of high-protein wheat in the United States.
 

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Column of the Day

The hidden danger in Marawi

By JOSE BAYANI BAYLON | June 23,2017
‘What was supposed to be a simple police action has turned out to be the most serious military operation to date in the Duterte administration.’

Opinion of the Day

Metabolism: Why dieting fails

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | June 23, 2017
‘My doctor said that both hands lifting a gallon-size pail up to shoulder height daily can help my body’s fat-burning ability.’