Raw Materials & Resources / 05.16.17

Grease is the new gold

Raw Materials & Resources / 04.06.17

Brazilian beef bummer

Brazil’s investigation into tainted food has hit importers, shippers, food processors and customers around the world, reports Bloomberg.

Raw Materials & Resources / 03.27.17

Australian power problems

Australia threatened to impose restrictions on natural-gas exports as it extracted a commitment from global energy companies to supply enough gas to meet growing local demand and prevent a domestic shortage, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Raw Materials & Resources / 03.20.17

Measuring GDP

Raw Materials & Resources / 03.13.17

Gold (production) loses its gleam

The world’s gold miners will be running on the spot for years to come as a surge in gold prices prompts them to secure new production from less profitable projects, according to Bloomberg.

Raw Materials & Resources / 02.15.17

China forecasts corn imports at decade low

According to Reuters, China’s recent forecast of a drop in corn imports to their lowest in at least a decade may end a years-long bonanza for global merchants and producers as maize prices in the world’s biggest grains market have dropped below global prices.

Raw Materials & Resources / 02.01.17

Down Under delay

Australia's plans for a huge increase in its production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are being dealt a big blow by a series of production delays, as energy companies struggle with technical problems and cost overruns, according to Reuters.

Raw Materials & Resources / 01.04.17

Cool it!

Large web companies and data center operators are increasingly deploying water-cooled systems to cool computing and data storage systems, according to Datacenter Dynamics.

Raw Materials & Resources / 12.01.16

China closes plants to fight pollution

According to Reuters, China's top steelmaking city has ordered many of its industrial factories to curb production or even close for as long as four months through March in a bid to clear the skies of smog.

Raw Materials & Resources / 08.13.15

Shale, Propane and Fleets

Sales of propane-powered vehicles are on the rise in the U.S., according to Bloomberg. The increase is especially noticeable among companies that operate fleet vehicles that would normally be powered by diesel.