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Day ahead – October 9, 2018: EU poised to discuss US beef imports, China updates on ASF situation, IMF lowers global growth forecast

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Reports indicate European Union (EU) countries may be poised to agree to start negotiations that could increase imports of US beef into the bloc. Meanwhile, China's Ministry of Agriculture said efforts to combat African swine fever (ASF) are in a "pivotal" period and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered its global growth forecast for first time in more than two years.


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