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China steel output up; coal fa

March 15, 2017
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SHANGHAI - China’s steel output in the first two months of 2017 rose 5.8 percent from the same period a year ago, data showed on Tuesday, as mills boosted production amid higher prices and firm demand as Beijing moves to cut excess capacity in the sector.

Copper up on higher China fact

March 15, 2017
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MELBOURNE- London copper edged higher on Tuesday on expectations of stronger demand for the metal after China, the world’s biggest copper user, reported better-than-forecast industrial output data and fixed-asset investment figures.

Oil hovers near three-month l

March 15, 2017
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TOKYO- Crude oil prices hovered near three-month lows on Tuesday in early Asian trading as investors await key reports and data that may shed light on a supply overhang in the global market.

PH, 111 others ratify TFA

March 14, 2017
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The International Chamber of Commerce, Philippines  (ICCP) has welcomed the entry into force of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)—a landmark global trade agreement which could provide a boost to global trade flows of over $1trillion.

Copper rises for 2nd day

March 14, 2017
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London copper futures rose for a second straight session on Monday, propped up by a firmer euro and supply disruption concerns following an indefinite workers’ strike at Peru’s top copper miner.

Steel up nearly 3%

March 14, 2017
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Shanghai rebar steel futures rose nearly 3 percent on Monday, supported by a pickup in seasonal demand in top consumer China that also lifted Chinese iron ore off of a one-month low.

China’s wheat imports forecast

March 14, 2017
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SINGAPORE - China’s wheat imports are expected to rise to 4.5 million tons in the year to June 2017 from 3.48 million tons previously as lower production and the poor quality of the domestic crop boost demand, a senior industry analyst said on Monday.

Oil prices fall to three-month

March 14, 2017
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SEOUL - Oil prices dropped to their lowest in three months on Monday despite OPEC efforts to curb crude output, dragged down as U.S. drillers kept adding rigs.

Commodities, metals mark worst

March 13, 2017
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Global commodities from oil to metals and grains were on course to post their steepest weekly declines in months on Friday as the recent rallies in the asset class showed signs of fatigue, pressured by a glut and tepid demand from top consumer China.

German imports soar in Januar

March 13, 2017
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BERLIN - German imports soared more than expected in January, outperforming a surprisingly strong rise in exports in a further sign that Europe’s biggest economy fired on all cylinders at the start of 2017.

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Column of the Day

Escape from true healing

By DODY LACUNA | March 31,2017
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‘The power to forgive and the grace to accept it are not inside us.’

Opinion of the Day

A barbaric fraternity

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | March 31, 2017
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‘On the case of a mauled-to-death frat recruit, how shocking to hear Judge Perla Cabrera-Faller’s verdict that no one is to blame for the death of Marc Andrei Marcos...’