Cymat Technologies (CYMHF) Alusion™ Division expanding; more jobs planned to support company growth 

Cymat Technologies (CYMHF) Alusion™ Division expanding; more jobs planned to support company growth 

  Cymat Technologies Ltd.’s Alusion™ Division is growing rapidly and steadily, mainly due to the awareness of the benefits its foam metal provides to the international architectural community, among other global industries. Headquartered in Ontario,…

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Simon Black On The Most Interesting Way To Buy Gold Today

Why Gold Has Slumped – Should You Be Worried?

Gold has experienced a bumpy road since the first quarter of 2018. The price has steadily dropped since then. But should investors be worried or content that this is happening? The price of gold has…

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US / China Tariffs Weigh On Commodities

US / China Tariffs Weigh On Commodities

The commodity complex continues to struggle on the heels of intensifying trade wars between the world’s two largest economies: the United States and China. On Tuesday President Trump released a list of Chinese goods valued…

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China launches new yuan-denominated crude oil futures contracts

China launches new yuan-denominated crude oil futures contracts

China launched yuan-denominated oil futures contracts on Monday, marking the first time foreign investors will have access to Chinese commodity futures as the world’s top crude importer seeks greater influence over global prices. But analysts…

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Seoul has agreed to cut steel exports to the US by 30 percent to preserve US trade deal $X

Seoul has agreed to cut steel exports to the US by 30 percent to preserve US trade deal $X

Seoul has agreed to cut steel exports to the US by 30 percent and accepted extended tariffs on South Korean pick-up trucks to secure a revised trade deal with the US and escape Washington’s steel…

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China may hit back at Trump-voting states in trade war

China may hit back at Trump-voting states in trade war

China could hit back hard at Donald Trump’s new tariffs by targeting agricultural goods and other products from states that voted for the US president. The world’s second largest economy warned again on Thursday, hours…

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Billion Dollar World Bank Loan Will Help the Ivory Coast Export More Cocoa and Cashews

Billion Dollar World Bank Loan Will Help the Ivory Coast Export More Cocoa and Cashews

The World Bank will provide Ivory Coast $1 billion for development, in particular to help it get more value out of its agricultural exports, a top official for the bank’s Africa region has said. Of…

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Five economic challenges facing Putin's #Russia

Five economic challenges facing Putin’s #Russia

As he prepares for his fourth term, President Vladimir Putin is expected to finally make good on his repeated pledges to revive Russia’s creaking economy. While the situation has stabilised since the 2015-2016 recession, growth…

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#China is Not Anticipating a Natural gas shortage in 2018

Meeting China’s rising demand for natural gas, especially in the heating season, could prove to be challenging due to limited domestic output, slow pipeline imports and distribution network bottlenecks. However, experts believe a natural gas…

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In Steel City Pennsylvania, a BIG thumbs up to Trump's tariffs

In Steel City Pennsylvania, a BIG thumbs up to Trump’s tariffs

US lawmakers, industry leaders and foreign governments have decried President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. But they’ve met with a far different reaction in Steel City. Workers and companies in and around…

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The Impact of Sanction on N. Korea Sanctions are Mitigated By Illicit Trade

The Impact of Sanction on N. Korea Sanctions are Mitigated By Illicit Trade

It is difficult to gauge the impact of the increased sanctions imposed on North Korea, with reports of both plummeting exports in the last year and increasing illicit trade of banned minerals and arms. U.S….

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Paul Ryan urges Trump to reverse himself on planned tariffs

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul D. Ryan publicly broke with President Donald Trump on Monday, the latest Republican to call on the president to reverse his planned imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports…

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Japan's Kobe Steel fabricated data for aluminum, copper products delivered to Toyota $TM

White House’s director of the office of trade policy Peter Navarro: ‘no country exclusions’ for steel, aluminum tariffs

The White House’s director of the office of trade policy on Sunday said there will be no country “exclusions” at this point for new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. “As soon as you exempt…

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'Without Steel and Aluminum, Your Country's Not the Same'

‘Without Steel and Aluminum, Your Country’s Not the Same’

Making good on a campaign promise to pursue an “America First” trade policy, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced stiff tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum manufacturers. Trump said at the White House that he…

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Mexico's Pemex reports $18bn loss in Q4 of 2017, citing depreciation of the peso

Mexico’s Pemex reports $18bn loss in Q4 of 2017, citing depreciation of the peso

Mexico’s state oil company Pemex posted an $18 billion loss in the last quarter of 2017, it said Monday, blaming depreciation of the peso and higher debt-servicing costs. The loss for October-November-December totalled 352,262 million…

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Chinese billionaire Hu Keqin sees baguette goldmine in French fields

Chinese billionaire Hu Keqin sees baguette goldmine in French fields

In the peaceful French village of Thiel-sur-Acolin, retired farmer Marc Bernardet is ambivalent about having a Chinese billionaire for a neighbour. Over the past four years Hu Keqin has quietly snapped up 3,000 hectares of…

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Cobalt prices have tripled in two years, but the Congo's small miners see little of the gain

Cobalt prices have tripled in two years, but the Congo’s small miners see little of the gain

In global markets the price of cobalt, a mineral used in batteries for high-tech products from iPhones to Tesla electric cars, has nearly tripled to $81,500 a tonne in two years. But in the Democratic…

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Electric car market sends cobalt prices to $82,000 per tonne

Electric car market sends cobalt prices to $82,000 per tonne

Cobalt is hitting historically high prices fueled by the automobile industry, which needs the rare metal to make light and durable electric batteries. The price per tonne of cobalt rose to $82,000 on the London…

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