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Crude oil futures rise on robust US economic data, Trump comments

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Crude oil futures were higher during mid-morning trade in Asia Friday, as robust US economic data released Thursday night gave some respite to markets that were trading lower on fears of a looming global recession. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now At 10:45 am in Singapore (0245 Read More

Oil slide extends amid trade war concerns, stronger dollar

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New York — Oil futures settled lower Thursday amid a stronger US dollar and lingering macroeconomic growth concerns. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now NYMEX September WTI settled down 76 cents at $54.47/b and ICE October Brent was $1.25 lower at $58.23/b at market close. ICE US Read More

U.S. scientist to file whistleblower complaint after agency halts his climate work

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A climate scientist for the Trump administration’s health protection agency who was ordered by his agency to drop work on climate issues will file a whistleblower complaint this week with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, his lawyers said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Centers for Disease Control Read More

U.S. climate scientist removed from job to file whistleblower complaint

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A climate scientist for the Trump administration’s health protection agency who was ordered by his agency to drop work on climate issues will file a whistleblower complaint this week with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, his lawyers said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Centers for Disease Control Read More

Fate of Iranian supertanker held by Gibraltar to be decided

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor A court hearing in Gibraltar on Thursday could pave the way for the release of an Iranian super tanker after Iran said Britain would soon release the vessel. A source close to the Gibraltarian government on Tuesday dismissed reports in Iran that the Grace 1 would be set free Read More

S. Korea to drop Japan from ‘white list’ of trusted trading partners in tit-for-tat move

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Seoul is to downgrade Japan’s trading status amid an escalating trade war between the Asian nations. Tokyo earlier announced that it was dropping South Korea from its trade ‘white list’ and curbing the export of certain materials. The Korean government will create a new category of trade partners with ‘worse than best but better than Read More

Farm equipment maker Deere’s dealers reel from trade war, bad weather

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – When China announced this week that it had stopped buying U.S. agricultural products and might impose additional tariffs on farm shipments from America, Dave Schmidt braced for another blow to his business. FILE PHOTO: John Deere tractors are seen for sale at a dealer in Longmont, Colorado, U.S., February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Read More

China ‘can’t just stay out’ of Kashmir dispute, will play peacemaker

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With Pakistan’s foreign minister in Beijing to discuss the Kashmir crisis, and his Indian counterpart following on Sunday, China looks set to involve itself in the high-stakes standoff between its two nuclear neighbors. The Kashmir dispute is one that has remained impervious to foreign mediation for decades. US President Donald Trump’s casual offer to step Read More

China’s ban on US agriculture hurts American farmers & Trump’s re-election bid

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The loss of China as the fourth largest market for US agricultural exports has put the already weakened sector in danger of further decline, experts warn, despite billions in federal aid already paid and more promised. Chinese companies have stopped buying US agricultural goods, the Commerce Ministry announced on Monday. While farming exports are not Read More

Traded oil futures on Japan’s TOCOM dip 2% on month in July, slide 47% on year

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Singapore — Traded oil futures on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange dipped 2.22% month on month to 244,825 trades in July, and slid 46.87% year on year, latest TOCOM data showed Tuesday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Traded Dubai crude oil contracts fell 2.79% on month to Read More