COMMENTARY

Covid-19? What Covid-19? China's commodity imports remain robust

COVID-19 caused barely a blip in China's imports of major commodities, but this likely underscores the ways China differs from the rest of the world, rather than providing a template for the globe's recovery from the pandemic. China's crude oil imports in March, the month when much of the world'...

New shipping rules, China pummel Asian refinery profits

[LAUNCESTON, Australia] Profits at Asian refineries are being buffeted by a combination of factors, chief among them uncertainty over how exactly new shipping fuel standards will play out and the rise of China as a product exporter.