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    The Conversation

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine made everyone nervous, upending trade patterns for exporting countries like New Zealand

    Getty ImagesUncertainty in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has wreaked havoc with the international commodity markets. In the normal pattern of the global economy, commodity exporting countries like New Zealand benefit from a rise in commodity prices and the subsequent strengthening of their currencies. But these are not normal times. In 2022, commodity prices have risen but the New Zealand dollar has failed to strengthen. So what is different and what should consumers expect? The

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    Sugar Terminals Limited (SUG.NSX) Shareholder Update

    Regarding Sugar Terminals Limited's (NSX:SUG) performance and activities for the first half of FY22, I wish to provide a further update in relation to the development of a new Storage and Handing Agreement (SHA) with our six customers.

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    The Conversation

    Australia has rich deposits of critical minerals for green technology. But we are not making the most of them ... yet

    ShutterstockAs the transition to clean energy accelerates, we will need huge quantities of critical minerals – the minerals needed to electrify transport, build batteries, manufacture solar panels, wind turbines, consumer electronics and defence technologies. That’s where Australia can help. We have the world’s largest supply of four critical minerals: nickel, rutile, tantalum and zircon. We’re also in the top five for cobalt, lithium, copper, antimony, niobium and vanadium. Even better, many of