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Thailand expects to sell 200,000 T of rice to Iran: commerce ministry BANGKOK: Thailand's commerce ministry said on Thursday it expects to sell 200,000 tonnes of rice to Iran, following a delegation visit to the Middle Eastern country.Deputy Commerce Minister Suvit Maesincee said Iran has expressed interest in importing 200,000 tonnes of rice from Thailand and is in talks with Thai rice exporters, but details of the deal remain unclear.Commerce ministry officials and representatives from 53 private companies visited Iran this week. The visit to Iran was aimed at strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries, Suvit said, ahead of an expected lifting of international sanctions against the Islamic republic.Iran, which consumes about 3 million tonnes of rice a year, has not said what type of rice it wants to import or whether it will buy rice from the government's huge stockpiles, Suvit said."Thailand is ready for Iranian agencies to come and inspect the quality of our rice," Suvit said.The lifting of ...

Chinese iron ore futures surge amid broad commodities rally  SHANGHAI: Chinese iron ore futures surged more than 4 percent on Thursday, driven by a broad rally in commodities, but the gains are expected to be unsustainable due to weak demand from top consumer China.The benchmark May iron ore futures contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange closed about 1 percent higher at 307 yuan ($48.05) a tonne after climbing to a session high of 319 yuan.Shanghai nickel futures surged nearly 6 percent amid expectations of ...
Asia Coffee-Vietnam offers new premiums, Indonesia slows sales HANOI: Vietnam's coffee exporters have started offering premiums to ICE March contracts on expectation fresh supply would jump next month, while Indonesia is slowing sales in anticipation of higher prices, traders said on Thursday.Robusta coffee futures eased, with a slowdown in selling by Vietnamese farmers as prices hover near their two-year lows. January futures settled down 1.2 percent at $1,532 per tonne on Wednesday, near their two-year low of $1,494 hit on Nov. 18.Vietnam's robusta ...
China's Oct gold imports from Hong Kong slip from 10-month high SINGAPORE: China's net gold imports from main conduit Hong Kong fell in October from a 10-month high reached in the previous month, data showed on Thursday.Net gold imports from Hong Kong declined to 71.581 tonnes last month from 97.242 tonnes in September, according to data emailed to Reuters by the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department. Imports in September were the highest in 10 months.The drop at the top consumer follows three straight months of ...
Indian gold demand seen falling to 8-year low in festive quarter MUMBAI: India's gold buying in the key December quarter is likely to fall to the lowest level in eight years, hurt by poor investment demand and back-to-back droughts that have slashed earnings for the country's millions of farmers.The sluggish demand could halve imports by the world's second-biggest gold consumer in U.S. dollar terms in the final quarter, a retailer and two bank dealers said, putting further pressure on global prices that hit a five-year low ...
Palm oil rebounds from 1-month low on expected lower output JAKARTA: Malaysian palm oil futures rebounded on Thursday from a near one-month low hit in the previous session on falling output, with many palm investors looking for fresh direction from an industry gathering this week on the resort island of Bali.The February benchmark palm oil contract on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange rose to touch 2,343 ringgit per tonne, its highest level since Nov. 16. The contract hit a near one-month low of 2,260 ringgit ...
TOCOM jumps to 1-month high tracking Shanghai rally TOKYO: Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures jumped more than 4 percent to a one-month high on Thursday, as surging Shanghai futures led investors to quickly unwind short positions while firmer Tokyo equities also lifted market sentiment, dealers said.Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) futures, which set the tone for tyre rubber prices in Southeast Asia, have been under pressure since hitting the lowest level since July 2009 earlier this month amid nagging worries over sputtering growth in top ...


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Foreign Debt $62.649bn
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