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Russia says the deployment of the advanced THAAD system could lead to an arms race in Asia.
Exports to China - Japan's largest trading partner - fell 7.1 per cent in March.
Hundreds of civilians have been killed in the past seven days as government and rebel forces exchange fire.
Russian Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergey Levin said Russia will start actively supplying wheat to China in the next harvest year.
Brent Crude oil prices jumped to their highest in 2016, buoying some markets.
The South China Sea is one of the world’s most strategically important waterways and is exceedingly rich with minerals.
A final impeachment vote would require a two-third majority to oust her. Rousseff has denounced the events as a "coup".
Author and journalist John Rosenthal says Western media didn't want to hear dissenting narratives on Syria.
The US military carried out so called "freedom of navigation" operations against 13 countries in 2015.
China’s easing coal appetite has helped push prices in Asia to their lowest since 2006.