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Category Archive: Markets

Refresh 9/22/10

Category: Indicators, Markets

… recent developments in stories we’ve covered …   Tug of War over PotashCorp BHP bid signals realignment in global N-P-K sector posted August 31st 2010 Update: Saskatchewan-based PotashCorp has filed suit against Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton in a U.S. district court in Illinois claiming BHP made conflicting statements about its…

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What a Difference a Trade War Can Make

Miami Herald taps Datamyne to gauge impact of Colombia-Venezuela feud The Miami Herald’s Jim Wyss writes today about the likelihood that Venezuela and Colombia can end the rift that’s caused commerce between the erstwhile trading partners to tumble 70%. As Wyss notes, a series of political squabbles came to a head in…

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Balancing Act

Category: Exports, Imports, Markets

Louisiana lobbies for monitoring and marketing its seafood Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) biologists are reported to be collecting thousands of specimens of crab, shrimp and finfish in the waters east of the Mississippi Delta for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…

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Tug of War over PotashCorp

Category: Exports, Imports, Markets

BHP bid signals realignment in global N-P-K sector It’s a pretty safe bet: As the world’s population increases, so too will demand for food. That makes fertilizer – and its three primary ingredients nitrogen (N), phosphate (phosphorus or P) and potash (potassium or K) – a high-growth industry. [See related…

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From Few to Many

Approximately 80% of world potash is traded across borders Every farmer needs it, but there are few producers of potash, one of the three essential components of fertilizer (the other two are nitrogen and phosphate). According to Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc., production is concentrated in Canada and the…

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Sugar Rush

A U.S. federal court ruling is a global market changer Global sugar supplies were already tightening because of the Russian drought, Pakistan’s floods, and weather delays at the ports of top exporter Brazil, when a potentially huge hit to U.S. stocks emerged from the U.S. District Court for the…

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Ripple Effect

Category: Exports, Imports, Markets

The oil spill continues to roil the Gulf ecosystem and economy The idea was to push the oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill back from coastal areas with torrents of fresh water by opening several Mississippi River diversions. Unfortunately, it appears that the strategy has been ineffective … and caused collateral…

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15 Years After …

… diplomatic ties set the stage for U.S.-Vietnam trade partnership Earlier this week, the U.S. and Vietnam marked the 15th anniversary of the diplomatic ties that normalized relations between the countries and set the stage for 2001’s Bilateral Trade Agreement extending U.S. most-favored nation status to Vietnam. The trade has…

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U.S. Exports Up 16.9% January-April 2010

Category: Exports, Imports, Markets

Pace of growth would double exports in five years The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (Ex-Im Bank) is trumpeting government statistics that indicate U.S. exports of goods and services increased by 16.9% in the first four months of 2010. At this pace, the U.S. is on track to double exports…

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