Brazil bracing for two consecutive years of low year-ending soybean stocks: Abiov

Brazil will face two consecutive years of year-ending soybean stocks languishing at the lowest levels in almost two decades, the national soybean association said Tuesday, as strong demand boost exports and cuts crushing margins. Soybean stocks at the end of 2018 will be 1.065 million mt, compared...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/brazil-bracing-for-two-consecutive-years-of-low-year-ending-soybean-stocks-abiov/

LME bets on new contracts to force steel industry change: Andy Home

It’s been almost a decade since the iron ore market abandoned the annual benchmark system of pricing. The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) caused such dislocation between annual and spot prices that even sceptics such as Brazil’s Vale joined the revolution. Ten years on and the iron ore market is a...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/lme-bets-on-new-contracts-to-force-steel-industry-change-andy-home/

Raw materials use to double by 2060 with severe environmental consequences

The world’s consumption of raw materials is set to nearly double by 2060 as the global economy expands and living standards rise, placing twice the pressure on the environment that we are seeing today, according to a new OECD report. A preview of The Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/raw-materials-use-to-double-by-2060-with-severe-environmental-consequences/

GRAINS-Wheat falls from one-week high as risk-off sentiment prevails

U.S. wheat futures edged lower on Wednesday, retreating from a more than one-week high touched in the previous session, though fears about the condition of the North American crop provided a floor to losses. Corn fell 0.5 percent to extend losses into a second straight session, while soybeans also...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/grains-wheat-falls-from-one-week-high-as-risk-off-sentiment-prevails/

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