Despite a successful political career that includes six statewide election victories in Massachusetts, capturing the Democratic presidential nomination and coming within a hair of winning the White House, John Kerry often seems awkward, aloof, pompous and politically tone deaf.
Demand for coffee from Indonesia, the third-biggest producer of the robusta variety, is subdued as lower prices in leading grower Vietnam attract more buyers, according to Volcafe, a unit of trader ED&F Man Holdings Ltd.
Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd., the Japanese drinks maker that had Asia’s biggest initial public offering in 2013, plans to hold off on acquisitions for a year as it integrates past deals and bolsters existing operations.
Japan’s economy chief will undergo surgery for cancer as soon as next week, casting a cloud over the future of a politician charged with crafting plans to revamp industrial regulation and liberalize trade rules.
Ivan Glasenberg, the billionaire running commodities supplier Glencore Xstrata Plc, is investing more in thermal coal than his three closest competitors combined even as investors warn the fuel’s outlook is deteriorating.