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As Brent oil markets rebalance

September 27, 2017
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NEW YORK- New York and London oil futures are sending very different signals to market players about the state of global supply balances, with US contracts weak even as physical crude markets rally and London prices indicate tightening supply.

Oil markets take a breather a

September 27, 2017
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TOKYO- Oil markets took a breather on Tuesday after prices jumped more than 3 percent in the previous session, with Turkey threatening to cut crude flows from Iraq’s Kurdistan region to the outside world.

11 nations in TPP inch closer

September 26, 2017
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TOKYO- The 11 nations remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the United States withdrew have inched closer to a comprehensive deal, offering hope that major countries can maintain free trade in the face of US protectionism, a negotiator said on Friday.
 

Steel, raw materials tumble

September 26, 2017
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Chinese prices of steel and its raw materials iron ore and coking coal slumped to multi-week lows on Friday and marked their steepest weekly losses in months, pressured by slower demand and S&P’s downgrade of China’s credit rating.

NAFTA talks intensify

September 26, 2017
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OTTAWA- Talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement intensified on Saturday although US negotiators looked set to once again withhold proposals for one of the Trump administration’s most challenging issues.

Oil holds gains

September 26, 2017
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TOKYO- Oil prices stood little changed on Monday, keeping most of their gains from the previous session to hold near their highest levels in months, as major producers meeting in Vienna said the market was well on its way towards rebalancing.

Summer-like heat ripens US cro

September 26, 2017
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CHICAGO- Unseasonably hot US weather is accelerating corn and soy crop maturity after months of concerns that lagging development could drag down yields or put some late-planted acres at risk of damage from frost, agronomists and analysts said.

Wheat falls for 2nd day

September 26, 2017
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SINGAPORE- US wheat slid 1 percent on Monday, falling for a second consecutive session as ample supplies continued to weigh on prices.

Aluminum surges

September 25, 2017
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LONDON- Christmas has come early for aluminum bulls.

Soy at six-week high

September 25, 2017
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CHICAGO- US soybean futures hit a six-week high on Friday on stepped-up export demand and uncertainty about the size of the US crop, analysts said.

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Column of the Day

Laguna de Bae and its knifefish

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | October 20,2017
‘Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources--BFAR (Kawanihan ng mga Pangisdaan at mga Yamang-Tubig) is the agency under the Department of Agriculture responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation of our fisheries and aquatic resources.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte’s fixations

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | October 20, 2017
‘To generalize OFW families as dysfunctional is to malign the hardworking Filipinos whom we pay tribute to as our modern day heroes.’