ADM CFO: Supply Chain Can be Managed Through U.S.-China Trade Tensions
Global grain merchant Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM)feels it can manage its supply chain to adapt to China's threatened tariffs on imports of U.S. soybeans, Chief Financial Officer Ray Young said on Wednesday. The Chicago-based company is confident the world's two largest economies will "get through" the trade dispute, and sees an opportunity for China to import additional ethanol, Young said at the BMO Capital Markets 2018 Farm to Market Conference in New York. Beijing has threatened tariffs on imports of U.S.
More Woes for Grain Merchants
In the face of a global grain glut that is crushing profits and raising questions about long-term prospects for the world's big grain merchants, the companies maintain they need only a drought or other supply shock to return to the riches of the past. But a two-day rout on Wall Street earlier this week for two of the industry's biggest firms - Archer Daniels Midland Co and Bunge Ltd - underscores concerns that poor recent profits may be more than just a leg of a cyclical downturn and instead point to fundamental change.
Canada July Trade Deficit Shrinks as Non-energy Sector Shines
Canada's trade deficit in July unexpectedly shrank on stronger non-energy exports, a sector the Bank of Canada says is crucial to helping revive an economy hit by low oil prices. Statistics Canada said on Friday that the July deficit was C$2.49 billion ($1.90 billion), lower than the C$3.25 billion shortfall predicted by analysts in a Reuters poll and below the record C$3.97 billion in June. Exports jumped by 3.4 percent, the biggest month-on-month gain since last December, on healthy gains in the motor vehicles and parts…