US-China trade war becomes focus again for commodities

As the end of the 90-day truce in US-China trade hostilities looms, commodity markets brace for uncertainty

Commodity markets, particularly oil, metals and agricultural products, had a wild ride in the second half of last year as trade tensions between the US and China escalated and billions of dollars’ worth of tariffs were imposed on a range of commodities from soy beans to LNG, steel and aluminium.

The situation calmed on December 2, 2018 when US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a truce for 90 days while a new trade deal was negotiated. The ceasefire ends on March

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