Commodities

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3 March 2017
Alfonso Olivas of TXF's tagmydeals reviews the 2016 export and commodity finance market and reveals who financed what, the markets that shrank, and the regions and sectors that experienced...
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24 February 2017
Dr Abhishesk Deshpande and Cristina Peicuti analyse how Ghana's oil and gas sectors are evolving and suggest the country's energy outlook is bright
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Opinion
23 February 2017
Jean-François Lambert reflects on the unexpected events 2016 brought and ponders whether the end of the commodities super cycle will be followed by a sequel
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Opinion
22 February 2017
Philippe Chalmin looks at the detail of the unlikely 2016 OPEC agreement as oil exporters seek better tidings following their dalliances with the mechanics of supply and demand
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Feature
30 January 2017
Correspondent banking lines have shrivelled up as global banks retreat from markets deemed too expensive in compliance checks. The TFR editorial board gathered at the close of 2016 to review the...
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News
26 January 2017
The World Bank expects to see a price-surge in industrial commodities such as energy and metals in 2017, while oil is expected to average at US$55 per barrel (bbl) according to the Commodity...
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Feature
25 January 2017
Once the EU abolishes sugar quotas in 2017, its beet sugar looks set to flood the markets, bringing prices down. Clarissa Dann reports on how one Mauritian conglomerate set about its...
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Feature
25 January 2017
Rollo Tomasi reflects on a year of political upheaval where noise drowned sense and reality when it came to responses to commodity price volatility, and where traders seem to be wearing the...
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Opinion
30 November 2016
China's domination of commodities such as coal means that a single policy change in Beijing can affect global prices - the nation can singlehandedly trigger commodity price bubbles, says...
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Feature
30 November 2016
Frank Rijkers says exchange rate volatility could tip the scales as he separates the bloomers from the free fallers in agricultural commodities
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Feature
30 November 2016
Rare earth elements are present in virtually all new technological developments. How did China topple the US to become a near monopoly source and what does this mean for trade? Simon Littlewood...
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Feature
29 November 2016
Cotton has played a transformational role in the lives of millions of people living in developing countries, but the crop’s days as a development tool look to be numbered, reports Binyamin...
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Feature
29 November 2016
Despite the slump in global trade growth rates, and ongoing pain in the container shipping market, investor appetite for port infrastructure is undimmed as they cater for larger vessels. Jon...
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News
7 November 2016
Egyptian authorities have raided factories and warehouses, seizing 9,000 tonnes of sugar during a sugar shortage that sent prices to US$10kg in the past few weeks.  Prime Minister Sherif...
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Feature
19 October 2016
Dr Abhishek Deshpande and Michael Liu forecast that 2017 oil prices will continue to hover around US$50bbl unless an unlikely OPEC freeze can be agreed
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Opinion
13 October 2016
Humanity has come into contact with few tradable commodities with as profound an effect as oil and none have created as much misery, laments Philippe Chalmain
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Opinion
13 October 2016
Jean-François Lambert dissects the repercussions of OPEC's Algiers agreement and suggests that the biggest loser could be the long reigning king of oil: Saudi Arabia
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Feature
13 October 2016
Prashant Kukadia picks apart Theresa May's Conservative Party conference speech and looks at how Brexit will affect commodities trading
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