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4 Dec 2023

Gold hit record high 2'135.39/oz in early trading hours

Gold surged to a new all-time high as growing expectations for US rate cuts early next year. This latest leg of gold's rally has been turbocharged by comments on Friday from Fed Chair Jerome Powell. Precious metal's strength has been underpinned buy other factors as purchases by governments and central banks as well as geopolitical uncertainty.

15 Nov 2023

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a Eurasian entity uniting political, economic and security interests

It serves as a counterweight to Western influence in the region. Source: Visual Capitalist

20 Oct 2023

Mapped: Asia’s Biggest Sources of Electricity by Country

By Elements / Visual Capitalist

16 Aug 2023

China asks some Funds to avoid net equity sales as Markets sink

Chinese authorities asked some investment funds this week to avoid being net sellers of equities, as a rout in the nation’s financial markets deepened. Stock exchanges issued the so-called window guidance to several large mutual fund houses, telling them to refrain for a day from selling more onshore shares.

10 Aug 2023

Rice prices soared to the highest in almost 15 years in Asia on mounting concerns over global supplies as dry weather threatens production in Thailand and after top shipper India banned some exports

Concerns over the potential impacts of El Nino on production in some suppliers provided further underpinning to prices, as did rain-induced interruptions and quality variability in Vietnam’s ongoing summer-autumn harvest,” a FAO report stated. India, the world’s leading rice exporter, banned exports of non-basmati white rice on Jul. 20, as the government seeks to keep a cap on soaring food prices at home, and ensure there are enough supplies domestically “at reasonable prices.” Source: Bloomberg. CNBC

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