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Gary Howard

Senior News Analyst


Gary covers global news in the grains and oilseeds markets from London, covering topics from policy through to production and trade.

Prior to joining IEG Vu in 2017, Gary covered the maritime industry as News Editor for sister title Lloyd’s List, co-ordinating an international team of journalists.

Gary’s time as News Editor came after 6 years as a journalist, covering all aspects of the maritime industry, during which time his work on international sanctions and their effect on shipping in the Crimea was recognised with an industry award. He brings his knowledge of maritime trade and the wider maritime industry to the agricultural world, keeping an eye on the supply and demand balances in agricultural commodities and the shipping world.

Before joining Informa in 2015, Gary worked as a news reporter and correspondent for Seatrade Maritime News, and has experience controlling editorial input for conferences and events.

A keen weightlifter and video gamer, Gary is an occasional contributor of video game reviews and industry analysis pieces to online publications.

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Malaysia’s prime minister has called for the UK to move away from the EU’s critical stance on palm oil when it leaves the bloc later this year.

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