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Commodity Strategy - Renewed China Weakness Will Limit Price Gains - MAY 2016

Americas May 2016 / Global / Industry

The transitory nature of the current China stimulus to commodity prices is one of the reasons that we do not think the pace of price gains across the commodities complex in 2016 will be sustained. Although we expect commodity prices to generally end the year higher than current levels, we expect consolidation through much of the remainder of the year, and for the pace of gains to be far more muted than during January-April.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Agribusiness In The Mekong Region: Enticing Opportunities - MAY 2016

Asia Pacific May 2016 / Asia / Industry

The outlook for agricultural production and food consumption in the Mekong River region is bright. Thailand and Vietnam will maintain their head-start in terms of production within the region, and Myanmar presents tremendous opportunities for the coming years. Cambodia and Laos will remain minor agricultural producers and exporters, and may become suppliers of low value-added products for the benefits of their regional peers' booming processing sectors.

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Commodity Strategy - China's 13th Five-Year Plan: Implications For Commodities Trade - MAY 2016

Europe May 2016 / Global / Industry

China's 13th Five-Year Plan (5YP) consolidated a raft of policies that will have a significant impact on the country's commodities import and export mix. We highlight the relevant policies and assess the key impacts these will have on China's commodities trade.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Southern African Drought: Food Security And Inflation Consequences - MAY 2016

Middle East & Africa May 2016 / Africa / Industry

The extensive drought affecting southern Africa since 2015 will threaten food security in an already vulnerable region. Local grains prices will increase once harvests are complete on the back of reduced output and more expensive imports, which will have consequences on regional monetary policies.

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