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24 Nov 2022

Insight Conversation: Luciano Siani Pires, Vale

Vale has been pursuing partnerships with steelmakers, looking to address the challenges of finding cleaner ways to process minerals. The company also plans to create solution hubs to make high-quality iron ore and green products in regions with low energy costs, including the Middle East and the US. As executive vice president for strategy and business transformation, Luciano Siani Pires plays a crucial role in bringing Vale’s vision into fruition


23 Nov 2022

Is there enough Brazilian corn to feed the world with China lurking?

The demand for Brazilian corn has never been greater as China prepares to enter the market and disrupt the global trade books for the feed grain, raising buyers' concerns on the impact it could have on prices and supplies. Not too long ago, China’s corn import demand was merely a rounding error on the global corn trade books as the nation fed its livestock industry with domestically farmed corn


Commodity Tracker: 4 charts to watch this week

This week's Commodity Tracker features Kazakhstan's oil production and supply routes, grain exports through the Black Sea, Asia's appetite for US oil, and Europe's tight gas market ahead of winter. 1. Kazakhstan’s ties with Russia crucial issue for oil markets as leader gets second term What’s happening? Kazakh President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev has won a second term in office after a snap presidential election


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