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International benchmark Brent crude is likely to continue trading at around $60 a barrel next year, Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday.
Pork prices have nearly doubled, and data show local production of the meat this year will likely fall a few million tons short of demand.
Beijing hopes both countries will "make new progress on canceling tariffs," China's Ministry of Commerce spokesman said Thursday.
J.P. Morgan's Oliver Brinkmann said the bank does not see a recession coming, but global growth is expected to slow in coming quarters.
Asia Pacific shares jumped in early trade, as latest figures showed that South Korea's economy continued to slow. Investors, meanwhile, look ahead to the European Central Bank meeting on Thursday.
African countries are making substantial progress in developing their financial markets, according to new research from OMFIF (Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum).
The weekly jobless claims data suggested the labor market continues to tighten despite slowing hiring and economic growth.
U.S. homebuilding tumbled from a more than a 12-year high in September, but single-family home construction rose for a fourth straight month.
U.S. factory output slumped 0.5% in September, as a strike at General Motors caused a steep decline in auto production amid broader struggles for manufacturers.