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Kenya: Manufacturers lure farmers in pricing war | The Standard

Kenya: Manufacturers lure farmers in pricing war | The Standard

Manufacturing firms are battling to strike a balance between selling products at affordable prices and buying raw materials at low prices. The growing number of firms manufacturing similar products has introduced cut-throat competition that calls for careful pricing and packaging to attract customers. However, the presence of many firms has given suppliers of raw materials […]

Opinion: Pump Price Up, but Not for Long | CSP Daily News

Opinion: Pump Price Up, but Not for Long | CSP Daily News

The drop in crude-oil prices amounts to a crash of about 12 CPG. This is aiding refiners, who are now benefiting from gasoline margin recovery by keeping part of those oil price cuts, at least for now. They shared the rest by cutting wholesale gasoline prices. U.S. refinery output is very robust, with that abundance reflected […]

Oil stretches losing streak to 6th session | MarketWatch

Oil stretches losing streak to 6th session | MarketWatch

Oil futures extended a losing streak to a sixth session Monday as traders looked to the release of monthly reports from major industry groups this week that are expected to provide updates on OPEC crude production and global demand. Prices held ground at their lowest settlement since late November as robust growth in U.S. oil […]

March madness. What’s causing gas prices to continue to plummet? | NJ.com

March madness. What’s causing gas prices to continue to plummet? | NJ.com

What’s forcing crude oil prices lower? Plenty of oil that is in storage on American shores, 528 million barrels worth, which increased 8.2 million from the prior week, according to the federal Energy Information Administration. Impatience from speculators, who were looking for a short term gain on the commodities market and are now selling, is driving […]

Pricing power returns for paper makers on costlier imports | OptionsTip

Pricing power returns for paper makers on costlier imports | OptionsTip

Since January, most paper companies have raised prices at least twice, believing they see a demand-supply balance returning and imports getting costlier. Prices of most varieties have gone up by three to four per cent; over a year, by eight per cent, on average. A higher price for wood pulp globally has had a big […]

Murray Goulburn pricing controversy ends four generations of dairy at Dubbo | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Murray Goulburn pricing controversy ends four generations of dairy at Dubbo | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

A Dubbo dairy family with four generations of involvement in the industry is the latest casualty of the Murray Goulburn pricing controversy. Kylie and Peter Squires are selling all their Holstein Friesian cattle and their Buckhobble stud, near Geurie, east of Dubbo in western New South Wales. “In the past five to six months we […]

Surprise Oil Price Cut Shows Saudis Are Trying to Fend Off U.S. Sweet Crude | Bloomberg

Surprise Oil Price Cut Shows Saudis Are Trying to Fend Off U.S. Sweet Crude | Bloomberg

The Middle East producer cut the pricing for some of its April oil sales to Asia, surprising customers who were expecting an increase that was signaled by the structure of the market. That shows it’s trying to lure buyers toward its lighter and less sulfurous crude varieties at a time when similar-quality grades are rushing […]

Oil Services Stocks Regaining Pricing Power | ClearBridge

Oil Services Stocks Regaining Pricing Power | ClearBridge

The stabilization of crude oil prices above $50 per barrel (bbl) for West Texas Intermediate, increasing capital spending by exploration & production (E&P) companies and rising rig counts have meaningfully improved the pricing and profit outlook for the oilfield services industry. Oil service companies that provide drilling equipment, completions technology, specialized labor and other services […]

Kiwi dairy leader on pricing system | The Milk Maid Marian

Kiwi dairy leader on pricing system | The Milk Maid Marian

Generally, in most countries the unwritten rule is that the largest Co-op in the market sets the milk price. In New Zealand’s case that is Fonterra, while the other Co-ops will return all profits they make (after any retentions) back to the farmers as milk price, so they sit outside that rule to a degree. […]

Debating the real cost of drinking water — Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada | Malay Mail Online

Debating the real cost of drinking water — Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada | Malay Mail Online

FEBRUARY 21 — Singapore’s decision to raise water prices after 17 years is to be applauded. Studies show that pricing can affect behaviour, and there is strong evidence to suggest that under-priced or free water leads to very inefficient uses of water, including increased wastage. Take the case of Doha, the capital of Qatar, where […]