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  • Article / 06 October 2016 at 13:30 GMT

    Food inflation excluding rice and wheat picking up

    Head of Commodity Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Food inflation excluding rice and wheat picking up
    The UN FAO has released its Food Price Index for September. It rose 2.9% from August and was 10% above the corresponding months last year. This the highest reading since March 2015 has been driven by a surge in sugar prices, with dairy products, meat and oils also adding to rise.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 06 June 2016 at 0:00 GMT

    India needs to switch commodities to deal with root causes of drought

    Nikkei Asian Review
    A lack of monsoon rain has been causing widespread drought conditions across India and has highlighted the need for new water management policies. These should include reducing incentives that encourage the cultivation of water-intensive crops, such as rice, cotton and sugarcane, in dry regions as well as promoting rainwater harvesting and drip irrigation. India's agricultural sector is vulnerable to drought since 60 million out of 140 mln ha of cultivable land are dependent on rain for irrigation. There has not been much action to address the root cause of the water crisis. Diversification towards less water-intensive crops like beans, oilseeds and coarse cereals needs to be considered as demand for these crops far exceeds supply in the country.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 20 December 2015 at 23:38 GMT

    Historic WTO deal frees up agricultural exports trade

    The Sydney Morning Herald
    The WTO's 163 members agreed on the weekend, in an historic ministerial meeting in Kenya, to abolish all government subsidies to farmers, saying subsidies have a distortionary effect in global need and they need to be removed. The deal will see the immediate removal of farmer subsidies by developed members, with developing countries to follow by 2018. Export subsidies will now be phased out for agricultural commodities including sugar, beef, pork, lamb, dairy, wheat, rice, wine, fruit, vegetables, processed foods and cotton. The historic breakthrough in global trade talks will see $15 billion worth of agricultural export subsidies abolished around the world. Australia's trade minister hailed the deal as a “major win” for Australian farmers.
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    Krunil48 Krunil48
    Hello Stephen, Re Silver, after reaching your first two targets I saw your stop hit on 19th/20th November and then again on 4th/7th December?
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    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    That is correct, but I have been systematically adjusting the stops on several exposures as the various facets of the markets ebbed and flowed. Then as I...
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    Krunil48 Krunil48
    I cannot fault your reply or honesty. I wish you well on your holiday in the United States of America.
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    vanita vanita
    Dear Steve,
    I always follow you.
    U are really a great advisor for trades.
    Thanks for ur advice its very helpful to decide my trades.
    It's actually makes money for valuable.
    Take...
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    marran marran
    Have a great holiday Stephen come back rested and refreshed and full of money making trades! lol
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    Krunil48 Krunil48
    I did not initially see the point of annualised returns but perhaps they do give an idea of a return independant of time frame. I assume that...