Hard Assets Make Gains in The Face of Economic Uncertainty

April 26, 2017 Investments

There is an old saying, “You have to see it to believe it.” This is the strongest argument for an investment in hard assets. The appeal for many investors is that hard assets can be seen and touched, making them tangible and somehow safer to invest in. The four hard asset investments below have demonstrated …

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271 ships transit Suez Canal with 14.8m tonnes in last 6 days

April 11, 2017 Trading

Suez Canal traffic data between April 16 and 21 showed that 271 ships transited the canal with a total load of 14.8m tonnes. The average number of the ships that transited the canal daily recorded 45.2 ships, with an average load of 2.3m tonnes daily, while the average load of every ship was 54,600 tonnes.

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China, Saudi Arabia sign $65 billion in cooperation deals

March 17, 2017 Investments

The landmark agreement aims to boost joint efforts in fields including energy, investment, finance, culture and aerospace, part of Saudi Arabia’s drive to develop a growth strategy less dependent on oil.

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Chinese Railway Renovation as one the biggest construction of the time

March 2, 2017 Investments

There are promising signs that rapidly shifting global markets could bring considerable opportunities to China. With President Trump withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the the US increasingly turning its back on global trade, doors are opening for other key export markets, as the 11 remaining member states off the TPP search for a new key trading partner.

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The simple steel box that transformed global trade

February 11, 2017 Containerization

Perhaps the defining feature of the global economy is precisely that it is global.

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Containerisation turns 60

May 1, 2016 Containerization

A six-sided metal box changed the course of shipping and trade 60 years ago this month WHEN a small group of men met in Hong Kong last month, there would have been plenty to celebrate. For they head up an industry that really has changed the world. Yet it is unlikely that any would have …

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