Attempts in China to meet strict energy quotas have caused a silicon shortage, plunging already overloaded production of computer chips into chaos. It was previously reported that businesses are struggling to return to the office due to a massive shortage of microchips and that companies are desperately trying to stock up on electronic equipment but …

Prospects of rising commodity prices, volatile energy markets and unreliable supply chains portend a tough turn for Canadian carmakers in the future, warned commodities expert Francisco Blanch, warned delegates tuned in to the recently held CanaData virtual conference. Blanch, head of global commodities at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, was introduced and interviewed by ConstructConnect …

The last step in a vast infrastructure development program, Senegalese President Macky Sall inaugurated this weekend a new level 3 hospital with 300 beds in Touba, one of the most modern in West Africa. The completion of the Cheikh Ahmadou Khadim hospital, worth 40 billion francs, is a major boost for the health sector in …

A CUMBRIAN farm executive says he shares the same frustration as Labor Shadow business secretary Emily Thornberry, who launched a scathing attack on government trade policy that she says will bankrupt farmers. National Farmers Union Cumbria board delegate and Red Tractor Lamb and Beef committee chairman Alistair Mackintosh said he was “concerned” about the government’s …

October 2, 2021 TIT WORLD slot car racing championships are a microcosm of chaos. Tiny models of remote control cars ascend, descend and exit a complicated circuit faster than bewildered spectators can follow. It is impossible to predict the winners. This year’s race, which was scheduled to take place in America, has been canceled due …

(MENAFN-AFP) The United States and the European Union made progress in restoring good relations this week through renewed cooperation on key trade and technology issues, but this fragile peace could be shattered again if the parties fail to resolve the dispute over US steel and aluminum tariffs. The dispute has plagued transatlantic trade relations for …

S Terling continues to trade at its lowest level since December after stagflation fears triggered by the recent surge in energy prices helped accelerate the flight to the US dollar. The pound is now at 1.34 against the greenback, with the US currency increasingly seen as a safe haven for investors worried about recent economic …

The polluter pays principle requires polluters to bear the costs of their pollution. But this is not always the case in the EU, as the European Court of Auditors (ECA) reports today. Although the principle is generally reflected in EU environmental policies, its coverage remains incomplete and it is applied unevenly across sectors and Member …

After years in the niche, commodity markets are very hot again. The copper, lithium, tin, nickel, iron-ore, prices for manganese, corn, coffee and lumber have all reached historic highs. Meanwhile, those of aluminum, molybdenum, petroleum, natural gas and even the world’s least popular commodity, coal, are trading at multi-year highs. Commodity markets tend to be …

Technology Comesa e-commerce platform to ease regional trade barriers Thursday, September 30, 2021 The Singaporean-flagged vessel, Mv NYK Clara, docks at the port of Mombasa. PHOTO FILE | NMG By GERALD ANDAEMore from this author Summary The platform will allow traders to trade across borders using information technology to minimize physical barriers. Sokokuu is the …