Xinjiang cotton sparks concern over ‘forced labour’ claims

  Global retailers are facing scrutiny over cotton supplies sourced from Xinjiang, a Chinese region plagued by allegations of human rights abuses. China is one of...

EU ban on palm-based biodiesel to negatively impact Europe-Asia vegoil trade

  The EU’s demand for palm-based biodiesel is expected to decrease in the long term due to the region’s ban on the use of palm...

Indonesia protests: Land bill at center of unrest

  JAKARTA — In late September, international news outlets caught flak for their coverage of Indonesia’s largest mass protests since the 1998 uprising that led...

Malaysia to lobby EU on palm oil again this Nov

  Malaysia palm oil delegation will head to Europe in November to meet the new European commissioners and parliamentarians for a fresh round of lobbying,...

How China’s ban on Canadian meat could affect prices on P.E.I.

  The executive director of the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture says China's decision to halt all meat imports from Canada could create an oversupply of...

US Department of Agriculture reports surprise soybean deal with China

  The US government announced an order from China for more than half a million tonnes of US soybeans, just hours before a meeting between...

China Buying Rice for the First Time From U.S.

  China is buying U.S. rice for the first time. The "South China Morning Post" reported Chinese customs officials cleared American rice for import on...

Government shutdown could delay aid payments to farmers hurt by the Trump-China trade war

  The U.S. government’s payments to farmers as part of trade aid relief will temporarily stop next week if the federal shutdown continues, according to...

China buys US soybeans for first time since trade war

  The country's finance ministry also confirmed it would temporarily reduce tariffs on US car imports from 40% to 15%, beginning on 1 January. The much...

A guide to emerging Asia in 2019: buyers beware

  As emerging-market bulls start to signal the worst may be over, domestic risks across Asia are worth keeping in mind for 2019: from central-bank...