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Global LNG prices slide as dem

July 23, 2018
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Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices softened for another week as the focus of purchasing activity switched to September, encountering weak demand, new supply and a falling yuan potentially sapping Chinese demand.
 

Trump threatens tariffs on al

July 23, 2018
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WASHINGTON- US President Donald Trump said he was ready to impose tariffs on all $500 billion of imported goods from China, threatening to escalate a clash over trade policy that has unnerved financial markets.
 

US open to lifting sanctions

July 23, 2018
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SAO PAULO- The US Treasury is open to removing Russian aluminum producer Rusal from a US sanctions list, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, adding the objective was “not to put Rusal out of business.”
 

Oil strengthens as dollar sli

July 23, 2018
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NEW YORK- Oil prices rose as a weakening dollar and lower expected August crude exports from Saudi Arabia supported the market, offsetting concerns about US-China trade tensions and supply increases.
 

Chinese steel output cuts to

July 23, 2018
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BEIJING- Production cuts in China’s mammoth steel sector will vary from mill to mill next autumn and winter, said an environmental ministry official, as the country shifts away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to fighting pollution.
 

Wheat tops one-month high

July 23, 2018
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CHICAGO- US wheat futures sailed to their highest prices in more than a month on technical buying and expectations for increased US exports as poor crop weather hurts harvests in other countries.
 

US tariffs could raise auto p

July 20, 2018
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WASHINGTON- A group representing major automakers will tell the US Commerce Department on Thursday that imposing tariffs of 25 percent on imported cars and parts would raise the price of US vehicles by $83 billion annually and cost hundreds of thousands of jobs.
 

Japan exports to US fall, bus

July 20, 2018
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TOKYO- Japan’s exports to the United States fell for the first time in 17 months and Japanese business sentiment soured amid worries about US President Donald Trump’s protectionist trade policies.
 

Compliance with oil cuts fall

July 20, 2018
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LONDON- OPEC and non-OPEC’s compliance with oil output curbs has declined to around 120 percent in June from 147 percent in May, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.
 

Steel hits 10-month high

July 20, 2018
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SINGAPORE- Shanghai construction steel rebar futures gained 1.7 percent on Thursday, climbing to its highest level in 10 months, as China’s crackdown on pollution raised concerns over supplies.
 

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Column of the Day

Towards a leaner government

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By JOSE BAYANI BAYLON | July 23,2018
‘The more citizens get involved reading and discussing drafts of a new Constitution for the Philippines, and the more drafts are presented, the better the future of the Republic will be!’

Opinion of the Day

Again, on solid waste management

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By DAHLI ASPILLERA | July 23, 2018
“The sea sent back the trash from land as if to remind everyone, rich and poor, that whatever we improperly dispose of, will return and haunt us.”