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China could use weak soybean demand to stop US imports

Farmer John Duffy loads soybeans from his grain bin onto a truck before taking them to a grain elevator in Dwight, Illinois, USA on June 13, 2018. Scott Olson | Getty Images The news that Beijing has ordered state companies to stop buying agricultural products could be an opportunistic political maneuver resulting from the fundamental weakness on the demand side …

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Crude oil alliances geopolitics, weak demand recover

We maintain our optimistic outlook for both metals, not least for gold after the premium for silver has decreased. The main reasons why we cannot rule out reaching a new record high in the coming years are: Gold serves as a hedge against the monetization of the financial markets by the central bankUnprecedented government incentives and the political need for …

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China’s factory activity cools in May as weak demand dampens production

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s factory activity grew more slowly in May, but momentum in the service and construction sectors accelerated, pointing to an uneven recovery in the world’s second largest economy as companies emerged from corona virus stalemates. FILE PHOTO: Employees wearing face masks after the onset of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are working on a Lynk & Co auto production …

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Global stocks were cautious in the face of weak data. Oil resumes profits

LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks struggled on Wednesday as weak economic data, doubts about the relaxation of coronavirus locks and simmering tensions between the US and China affected markets. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are located in the City of London, UK on December 29, 2017. REUTERS / Toby Melville Oil prices widened their margins, supported by …

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The coronavirus crisis highlights weak spots in the US economic system

“We went from 0 to 60 in five seconds,” said Kim Guadagno, managing director and president of Fulfill. Hurricane Sandy in 2012 was devastating, she said, but it’s worse because “the need is widespread and there is no end in sight.” Before the pandemic, Feeding America, the country’s largest food bank network, fed 40 million people, including many children, last …

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Asian stocks are weak after the IMF says the global economy will shrink

Asian stocks eased on Wednesday after the International Monetary Fund announced that the global corona virus pandemic would be the worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The benchmarks in Tokyo and Hong Kong remained unchanged, while Shanghai and Sydney, despite winning Wall Street overnight, declined by buying technology stocks overnight. The IMF’s latest forecast predicts that global …

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Asian stocks are weak after the IMF says the global economy will shrink

Asian stocks eased on Wednesday after the International Monetary Fund announced that the global corona virus pandemic would be the worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The benchmarks in Tokyo and Hong Kong remained unchanged, while Shanghai and Sydney, despite winning Wall Street overnight, declined by buying technology stocks overnight. The IMF’s latest forecast predicts that global …

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Asian markets weak after China has disappointed data: Asian market last

While China's Shanghai Composite Index ( SHCOMP ) opened in the green zone, the index reversed its gains after the government's report and briefly fell 0.2%. It has made up for the losses in the afternoon and has risen slightly. Retail sales in China rose 7.2% yoy in October, down from the 7.9% expected by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. By …

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The economy will remain weak despite protests and trade wars

Hong Kong demonstrators hauled Halloween masks into Lan Kwai Fong on Thursday night and resisted an emergency law banning facial coverage. Anthony Wallace | AFP | Getty Images Hong Kong's economy is likely to remain "weak" for the rest of the year, economists and trade experts told CNBC on Friday. "They are hit on two fronts, and the protests are …

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