Weekly Roundup: Lumber, DME, Dairy Exports and China

Fiscal talks continue to move markets as the year nears an end. Here are some other stories from this week:

Dubai Mercantile Exchange is focusing on growth ‘east of Suez’ (The National)

Lumber prices continue to rise (Quartz)

Milk: It does a currency good. Why dairy exports make New Zealand an FX darling.(CME Group Market Insights)

Nouriel Roubini thinks politics will define 2013 (EconoMonitor)

Banks are changing, so other capital providers must step forward (The Economist)

Jim Rogers is keeping his faith in China (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Debbie Carlson has focused on commodities for much of her writing career. She spent more than a decade at Dow Jones covering the Chicago-based futures exchanges. As a Dow Jones editor, she worked closely with The Wall Street Journal and Barron's in planning commodities coverage.

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