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Pricey gold doesn’t mean fancy food for miners meeting in Denver

Pricey gold doesn’t mean fancy food for miners meeting in Denver

Bullion may be trading near a six-year high, but gold-mining executives keen to show they’re conscientious on costs were munching on potato salad instead of oysters at this week’s industry gathering in Denver.

US fund managers gird for long trade war after FedEx slide

US fund managers gird for long trade war after FedEx slide

A profit warning and muted outlook from package delivery company FedEx Corp is prompting some high-profile fund managers to prepare for the trade war between the United States and China to last longer than many had originally anticipated.

China’s mighty trade engine is stalling as negotiators seek deal

China’s mighty trade engine is stalling as negotiators seek deal

Leading indicators of China’s trade performance are pointing to a bad situation becoming worse, adding pressure on negotiators meeting with US counterparts this week to inch towards a deal that would stave off the arrival of yet more tariffs.

‘China to work with Asia to secure world trade’

‘China to work with Asia to secure world trade’

China will work with other Asian countries to safeguard international trade rules, as well as the monetary and financial order, according to its former central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan.

When is change a ‘crisis’? Why climate terms matter

When is change a ‘crisis’? Why climate terms matter

The discussion around changing weather is changing. Anodyne references to “climate change” and “global warming” are being scorned by those who think it’s time for more drastic talk, and action, on the environment. They prefer more urgent terminology in hopes that it translates to more urgent action.

CEOs are saving billions by going green on towels and jets

CEOs are saving billions by going green on towels and jets

It’s time to stop crediting corporate sustainability efforts as acts of altruism. For big business, protecting the environment often means padding the bottom line.

HSBC plans Chinese PR blitz to get back in Beijing’s good books

HSBC plans Chinese PR blitz to get back in Beijing’s good books

HSBC Holdings Plc has launched a public-relations offensive aimed at leaders in Beijing, reflecting worries that its position as the biggest foreign bank in China is at risk.

Pakistan’s trade deficit narrows 35.9% to $3.9bn

Pakistan’s trade deficit narrows 35.9% to $3.9bn

Pakistan’s trade deficit sharply narrowed 35.86% year-on-year to $3.924bn in the first two months of the current fiscal year of 2019/20 as imports considerably decreased on regulatory measures and slowdown in oil shipments, but exports slightly increased during the period, official data has showed.

Petronas to step up security

Petronas to step up security

Malaysia’s state-owned energy giant Petronas said it would beef up security at its plants after an attack on a Saudi hub last weekend, and warned oil price volatility in the rest of the year could affect its year-end performance.

US restoring India’s GSP status hope high on Modi’s visit

US restoring India’s GSP status hope high on Modi’s visit

Speculation is high that US could consider reinstating India’s designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the key GSP trade programme as part of a potential trade deal between the two countries and both the countries will announce a trade package during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US vi

Solar, wind power are so cheap they’re outgrowing subsidies

Solar, wind power are so cheap they’re outgrowing subsidies

For years, wind and solar power were derided as boondoggles. They were too expensive, the argument went, to build without government handouts.

Real crunch from Saudi oil outage ‘has yet to be felt’

Real crunch from Saudi oil outage ‘has yet to be felt’

Saudi Arabia’s ability to avert a global oil supply crunch will only become clear in a few weeks, because for now its crude held in storage can fill the gap and mask the scale of damage to its facilities, traders and analysts say.

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