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Price swings the new normal f

January 17, 2018
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LAUNCESTON, Australia- Imagine for a moment that iron ore was still priced the way it was for decades, in closed-door meetings between miners and steel makers, and then try to visualize what the current level would be.
 

Dalian iron ore edges up

January 17, 2018
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Iron ore futures in China ticked up on Tuesday after dropping 2 percent in the previous session, but record stockpiles of the steelmaking ingredient at the country’s ports kept a lid on price gains.
 

Japan spot LNG contract price

January 17, 2018
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TOKYO- Prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) spot cargoes for Japan, the world’s top buyer, rose to their highest in nearly three years in December, official data showed on Monday, in line with firm spot prices in the region.
 

Brent near 2014 prices

January 17, 2018
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SINGAPORE- Brent crude prices were on Tuesday settling in around $70 per barrel, levels last seen before the start of an oil market slump in late 2014.
 

Wheat prices drop

January 17, 2018
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SINGAPORE- Chicago wheat futures slid for a third consecutive session on Tuesday to their lowest in nearly a month, pressured by stronger-than-expected US winter planting.
 

China’s oil product export sur

January 16, 2018
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LAUNCESTON, Australia- The standout feature of China’s crude oil and product trade data for December was the surge in exports of refined fuels to a record, but it already appears that this dynamic may not be sustainable.
 

Port Hedland reopens

January 16, 2018
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SYDNEY- Australia’s Port Hedland iron ore terminal reopened on Saturday afternoon after a cyclone bearing down on the continent’s far northwest dissipated, the port’s operator said on Saturday evening.
 

Iron ore falls with steel

January 16, 2018
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Chinese rebar steel futures dropped nearly 1 percent on Monday on weaker demand over winter in the world’s top consumer, dragging down prices of raw material iron ore.
 

Oil near 3-year highs

January 16, 2018
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SINGAPORE- Oil prices held just below December 2014 highs on Monday, supported by ongoing output cuts led by OPEC and Russia despite a rise in US and Canadian drilling activity that points to higher future output in North America.
 

Soy falls

January 16, 2018
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CHICAGO- US soybean futures  dropped to four-month lows on Friday, on pace for the fourth consecutive session of declines ahead of US government crop data due at midday that was expected to show bigger global soy supplies.
 

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Column of the Day

The real chilling effect

By ABIGAIL VALTE | January 17,2018
‘Even the half-blind can see the pattern of coercion and elimination employed against those believed to be critical of the Mr. Duterte’s moves.’

Opinion of the Day

Despite corporate questions, Rappler case is a press freedom issue

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | January 17, 2018
‘The decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission to void the registration of Rappler as a media entity is a press freedom issue.’