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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 18- Arabica coffee futures on ICE rebounded on Thursday, erasing losses from the previous session when the contract hit a 13-1/ 2- year-low, while raw sugar prices also rose. London cocoa, robusta coffee and white sugar futures will be closed on Friday and Monday for the Easter holidays. *July arabica coffee settled up 3.25 cents, or 3.6 percent,...

  • A piglet stands in a pen at a pig farm in Tianjin, China, Feb. 2, 2018.

    Pork prices in China may soar more than 70% by next year as hog populations plunge. And high prices won't stay limited to China.

  • North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un looks on during the test-fire of inter-continental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, July, 4 2017.

    The latest revelation comes less than two months after the collapse of nuclear talks between Trump and Kim in Vietnam.

  • BIRMINGHAM, England, April 12- HSBC has so far moved only a "tiny" number of jobs to Paris in order to deal with Brexit, Chief Executive John Flint said on Friday, in the bank's most detailed comments yet on its plans. Prime Minister Theresa May's repeated failure to get her withdrawal agreement through parliament has left lingering uncertainty as to when, or indeed if,...

  • BEIJING, April 12- China's exports rebounded in March but imports shrank for a fourth straight month and at a sharper pace, painting a mixed picture of the economy as trade talks with the United States reach their endgame. Investors are hoping for signs of economic recovery in China to temper worries about slowing global growth, after the IMF this week downgraded...

  • BEIJING, April 12- China's exports rebounded in March but imports shrank for a fourth straight month and at a sharper pace, painting a mixed picture of the economy as trade talks with the United States reach their endgame. Investors are hoping for signs of economic recovery in China to temper worries about slowing global growth, after the IMF this week downgraded...

  • BEIJING, April 12- China's exports rebounded in March but imports shrank for a fourth straight month and at a sharper pace, painting a mixed picture of the economy as trade talks with the United States reach their endgame. Investors are hoping for more signs of economic recovery in China to temper worries about slowing global growth, after the IMF this week...

  • *China's pork output to drop by 30 pct in 2019- Rabobank. BEIJING, April 12- Up to 200 million pigs could be culled or die from being infected as African swine fever spreads through China, Rabobank said, by far the highest such forecast yet and underscoring the gravity of the epidemic in the world's top pork producer. The drop would drag down China's pork output by 30...

  • Trump and Moon, in the Oval Office, discussed the possibility of Moon having an inter-Korean summit with Kim soon as a way to boost dialogue between the United States and North Korea on denuclearization. North Korea, which has suspended nuclear tests and missile launches, has been pressing for sanctions relief but has not taken meaningful steps toward...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 11- Arabica coffee futures on ICE plunged to a new 13- year low on Thursday, as a weaker Brazilian currency compounded the market's challenges with oversupply, while New York cocoa fell as a recent rally lost momentum. *May arabica coffee settled down 4 cents, or 4.2 percent, at 90.25 cents per lb after slumping to 90.15 cents, its lowest in over 13...

  • Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Thursday criticized Vietnam's move to ban imports of glyphosate-based herbicides, saying the decision would have "devastating impacts on global agricultural production." Vietnam's government said in a statement that the toxic level of herbicides containing glyphosate had long been of concern, in the latest...

  • CHICAGO/ HANOI, April 11- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Thursday criticized Vietnam's move to ban imports of glyphosate herbicide, saying the decision would have "devastating impacts on global agricultural production." Vietnam's government said in a statement that the toxic level of herbicides containing glyphosate had long been of concern,...

  • BEIJING, April 11- China's 2019 pork output will fall by 30 percent compared with the prior year after an epidemic of incurable African swine fever spread throughout the world's largest hog herd, a Rabobank analyst said. China, which produces about half of the world's pork, has reported about 120 outbreaks of the disease since August last year but many in the...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 10- President Donald Trump's trade war with China has U.S. companies shifting purchases of tariff-targeted products like furniture, refrigerators and car tires to countries such as Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan and Mexico, according to a new analysis released on Wednesday. Overall U.S. imports of containerized freight from China fell 6.4...

  • The decision to scrap the World Pork Expo, held by the National Pork Producers Council in Des Moines each June, signals growing fears about the spread of African swine fever in Asia. The Paris- based World Organization for Animal Health said on Wednesday that South Africa detected an outbreak of African swine fever, which has also been found in Vietnam and Europe.

  • SEOUL, April 1- South Korean President Moon Jae- in said on Monday he hopes North Korea responds positively when he meets U.S. Speaking to his cabinet, Moon said he would use the April 11 summit in Washington to discuss restarting U.S.- North Korea talks, advancing a peace process and creating a "virtuous cycle" of improving relations with Pyongyang.

  • *China manufacturing activity unexpectedly recovers in March. While China showed a slight, surprising recovery last month, growth in new domestic and export orders was marginal, in a sign that stimulus already injected into Asia's growth engine may not be enough. Factory activity in Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Taiwan shrank further, adding...

  • *Activity in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan contracts. Factory activity in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Taiwan shrank further, adding to expectations of a dovish turn from central bankers in the region. The U.S.- China tariff war and slowing Chinese demand after a campaign to reduce financial risk-taking have caused broad damage, hurting everyone from...

  • *Activity in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan contracts. Factory activity in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Taiwan shrank further, adding to expectations of a dovish turn from central bankers in the region. The U.S.- China tariff war and slowing Chinese demand after a campaign to reduce financial risk-taking have caused broad damage, hurting everyone from...

  • HANOI, March 29- Vietnam's economy grew at a slower pace in the first quarter as weakening global demand for smartphones weighed on exports, government data showed on Friday. "The global smartphone market has been witnessing a decline over the past few years, and like most other markets, Vietnam has been inevitably affected by this slowdown," said Kim Yang- jae, an...