Column: China picks up the American beans while the pig herd is still in check

NAPPERVILLE, Illinois, Nov. 17 (Reuters) – China has been choppy in the U.S. soybean market lately, though its purchases last week were unexpectedly large and probably badly needed as supplies of the largest bean ran out. imported. However, China’s pig industry, the largest in the world, could be on rocky ground as evidenced by rising … Read more

Marine heat waves in the Mediterranean threaten coastal livelihoods

Kerkennah Islands, Tunisia, November 13 (Reuters) – A decade ago, Tunisian fisherman Ahmed Shelly’s nets bulged with fish and octopus that he sold at the local market on the Kerkennah Islands. Today, he’s only pulling “ISIS” – the locals’ name for the blue crabs that invaded their fishing grounds in the rapidly warming waters of … Read more

Texture deepens rush to China, undeterred by stagnation of luxury goods market

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Baoji, a northwestern Chinese industrial city of 3 million people, doesn’t fit most people’s idea of ​​a luxury market. However, sometime soon, it will be home to US brand Coach store. The store is one of 30 stores in China that train Tapestry Inc (TPR.N) Jan Buzek, president of the company in … Read more

Analysis: Poor countries are at risk from elusive G-20 debt relief efforts

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The failure to make concrete progress on debt relief for the world’s poorest countries at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington frustrated policymakers, activists and investors. Two years ago, the Group of Twenty launched the Joint Framework – a mechanism designed to provide a rapid … Read more

Exclusive Twitter brands post ads next to child pornography accounts

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Some major advertisers including Dyson, Mazda, Forbes and PBS Kids have halted their marketing campaign or removed their ads from parts of Twitter because their promotions appeared alongside tweets urging child pornography, the companies told Reuters. Brands ranging from The Walt Disney Company (DIS.N)NBCUniversal (CMCSA.O) The Coca-Cola Company (KO.N) Children’s Hospital … Read more

Gas crisis plunges LNG shipping market into the hands of energy giants

LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The skyrocketing price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping has alienated dozens of small traders, concentrating business in the hands of a handful of major global energy companies and major global trading houses. This grip is not expected to ease until 2026 when more LNG begins to emerge and lower prices, raising … Read more

Frugal is the new cool style for young Chinese at a time when the economy is faltering

BEIJING (Reuters) – Before the epidemic, Doris Fu imagined a different future for herself and her family: a new car, a bigger apartment, and fine dining on weekends and vacations on tropical islands. Instead, the 39-year-old Shanghai marketing consultant is one of many Chinese in their 20s and 30s who are cutting spending and providing … Read more