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July 18, 2018 News Trendwatch

94 large ships lost in 2017, Friday most dangerous day at sea

There were 94 total losses reported around the shipping world in 2017, down 4 percent year-on-year, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review 2018.

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July 17, 2018 News Trendwatch

Japan, EU sign free trade pact amid worries about Trump

Japan and the European Union signed a wide-ranging free trade deal on Tuesday that both sides hope will act as a counterweight to the protectionist forces unleashed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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July 17, 2018 News Trendwatch

India truckers to go on nationwide indefinite strike from Friday

Truckers’ body All India Motor Transport Congress today called for a nationwide indefinite strike from Friday as it feels the government has failed to address the industry’s key concerns.

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July 16, 2018 News Trendwatch

China lodges WTO challenge to Donald Trump’s US$200 billion tariff plan

China announced it filed a World Trade Organisation challenge on Monday to US President Donald Trump’s proposal for a tariff hike on US$200 billion of Chinese goods.

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July 15, 2018 News Trendwatch

U.S. oil boom delivers surprise for traders - and it's costly

The world’s biggest oil traders are counting hefty losses after a surprise doubling in the price discount of U.S. light crude to benchmark Brent WTCLc1-LCOc1 in just a month, as surging U.S production upends the market.

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