Markets: “China becomes world’s biggest importer of rare earths” – analysts

Markets: “China becomes world’s biggest importer of rare earths” – analysts

China, the world’s top producer of rare earth elements, last year also emerged as the biggest importer of the group of minerals used in everything from ceramics to consumer electronics, analysts said on Wednesday. Advertisements

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Markets: LNG Sector Dangerously Dependent On Chinese Demand

Markets: LNG Sector Dangerously Dependent On Chinese Demand

The liquefied natural gas industry has become too reliant on demand for the fuel from China, industry executives warned at last week’s CERAWeek, advising players in the LNG field to try and broaden their markets before they begin suffering the impact of this overreliance.

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Markets: Trade Tensions Are Keeping A Lid On Oil Prices

Markets: Trade Tensions Are Keeping A Lid On Oil Prices

Ongoing U.S.-China trade tensions continue to chip away at Chinese economic growth. China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Thursday that the country’s economy slowed in the first two months of the year as the rate of industrial production fell to its lowest in a decade.

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Global Markets: Oil prices climb on OPEC cuts, hopes of U.S-China trade deal

Global Markets: Oil prices climb on OPEC cuts, hopes of U.S-China trade deal

Oil prices rose on Friday, lifted by OPEC’s supply cuts and hopes the United States and China could soon settle their trade disputes. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were at $54.10 per barrel at 0133 GMT, up 31 cents, or 0.6 percent, from their last settlement. International Brent crude oil futures were at $61.25 per barrel, up 41 cents, or 0.7 percent from their last close. “Prices supported by data showing further falls in…

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Industry Analysis: China’s belt and road initiative and its energy security dimensions – GGP

Industry Analysis: China’s belt and road initiative and its energy security dimensions – GGP

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is officially neither a Chinese “Marshall Plan” nor a geopolitical master strategy. At present, it involves 84 countries, rising from 65 countries in 2015, and 15 Chinese provinces, accoridng to Global Gas Perspectives (GGP).

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