Russia-Ukraine crisis

Russia resumes Ukraine grain-export deal in abrupt reversal

Chicago wheat futures were down 6.7% as of 2.10 pm London time, the most since March.


Go Gold

The precious metal glitters amid rising inflation and heightened global geopolitical tensions.

Emerging Markets

Why China's rising tide may not lift EM boats

SINGAPORE (May 30): Increased trade tensions at the beginning of May have frayed nerves and, by extension, market returns. It’s unsurprising, therefore, that equity markets didn’t respond well to being reacquainted with trade-policy uncertainty. Our A

State of the City

Open electricity market slow to gain traction in Jurong soft launch; retailers still positive

SINGAPORE (Apr 23): This month, Joshua Loke switched his electricity service provider. Instead of Singapore Power Services, Loke now buys electricity from Keppel Electric. He will pay about 20% less than what SPS currently charges, he says.

Global Economy

World Bank says trade & manufacturing to boost 2017 global growth

WASHINGTON (June 5): The World Bank on Sunday maintained its forecast that global growth will improve to 2.7% this year, citing a pickup in manufacturing and trade, improved market confidence and a recovery in commodity prices.

Investing strategies

Prepare European markets for tapering in 2018, says Bank of Singapore

SINGAPORE (June 1): Europe is now threatening to be an outlier in the “as good as it gets” investment theme as its cyclical improvement continues to gather speed, according to Bank of Singapore (BoS).  

This is what Noble Group has left to lure a strategic investor

(May 30): Noble Group is seeking a strategic investor to drag the beleaguered commodities trader out of what it calls an “incredibly difficult environment.”

Global Markets

Emerging market killjoys say don’t ignore commodity, China risks

LONDON (May 11): Dissenters in the face of the relentless emerging-market rally are speaking out.


CWT’s 3Q earnings down 17% to $22 mil on lower trading volume, commodity prices

SINGAPORE (Nov 2): Logistics provider CWT reported a 17% drop in earnings to $22 million for 3Q16.