Geldzug: WELCOME TO THE YEAR OF THE PIG… AND AFRICAN PIG FEVER

Geldzug: WELCOME TO THE YEAR OF THE PIG… AND AFRICAN PIG FEVER

25 October 2018

2019 is the Year of the Pig. In the Chinese zodiac, the pig is regarded as peaceful and generous, but the Chinese government already has a serious problem with pigs. In addition to fighting a trade war and trying to deflate a credit bubble, it now has to deal with an outbreak of African Swine Fever.

Cases of African Swine Fever (‘ASF’) were reported in China’s north-east in early August, and authorities responded by disinfecting farms, imposing quarantines, culling over 200,000 infected pigs, and restricting long-distance transport of all pigs. Their measures have been unsuccessful… [read more]

2018-10-30T22:34:58+00:00October 25th, 2018|