July Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

44th Edition : July 2017. Key Points  Australian dollar rise delivers more pain to Importers Australian producers continue to enjoy good prices while exporters, shipping companies and importers are all making losses. Vietnamese importers cut costs by increasing imports of cows and buffalo   Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $3.85 / kg live weight (Rp…

June Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

43rd Edition : June 2017. Key Points  Indonesian Ramadan passes with flat live cattle prices Consumer resistance forces some Vietnamese abattoirs to close  Shanghai prices rising despite the ongoing northern drought    Indonesia  :  Slaughter Steers AUD $3.95 / kg live weight (Rp 10,125 = $1AUD)  The political system in Indonesia can regard itself as…

Tiga Presiden Kecil

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Laos kicks off the S.E. Asian One Belt, One Road (OBOR).

I prefer the historical term of the new “Silk Road” to describe the modern trade routes linking China with the rest of the world.  The new, high speed rail line from China to the capital of Laos in Vientiane will certainly provide a silky-smooth 160 km/hour ride through the mountains and valleys of northern Laos…

May Market Report : S.E. Asian Beef Industry

42nd Edition : May 2017. Key Points  “Weak demand from both Indonesia and Vietnam” has had zero affect on the northern Australian prices which have in fact risen over May. Poor call by me last month! Indian buffalo beef supplies continue to strangle live cattle demand in Indonesia The proposed Indian ban on buffalo beef…