China charges Australia’s lithium boom

Australia enjoys new mining growth with rising demand for the light metal used in many 'next generation' technologies By Lachlan Colquhoun   Australia is on the cusp of a new commodities boom as a lithium exporter, and Chinese investors are well ahead in the race to secure their supply. As the critical ingredient in next … Continue reading China charges Australia’s lithium boom

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Global Shortage of Key Resource Could Doom Key Asian Infrastructure Projects

In the city of Kampot in southern Cambodia, the extraction of sand from an estuary on the Praek Tuek Chhu river is increasing and sand extraction is so common in Asia currently that the continent may deplete all of its sand in the not-too-distant future.   A 2016 investigation revealed that Singapore imported some $752 … Continue reading Global Shortage of Key Resource Could Doom Key Asian Infrastructure Projects

China – Exports roar back in March

Shipments trounced analysts' expectations, while imports maintained their vigorous growth rate on the back of surging demand for commodities By Steve Wang and Benny Kung, @benny_kung Chinese exports staged a massive turnaround in March and, together with continued elevated imports of resources to feed the country’s rebounding industrial sector, catapulted the overall foreign trade sector to its … Continue reading China – Exports roar back in March

Wave of foreign fund flows lifts all boats in Asian equities

The MSCI Emerging Markets Asia Index surged 14.3% this year through March 29, outpacing a 6% gain in MSCI World By Nick Westra Asian equity markets have been world-beaters so far this year as global investors unwind record positions in the US dollar and pump the proceeds into cheaper, higher-yielding assets throughout the region. The … Continue reading Wave of foreign fund flows lifts all boats in Asian equities

GOLD

The Great Physical Gold Supply And Demand Illusion By Koos Jansen https://www.bullionstar.com/ Gold supply and demand data published by all primary consultancy firms is incomplete and misleading. The data falsely presents gold to be more of a commodity than a currency, having caused deep misconceptions with respect to the metal’s trading characteristics and price formation. … Continue reading GOLD