Commodities

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Opinion
14 January 2016
Rollo Tomasi reflects on how the plunge in commodities prices has been crashing trade finance parties around the world in 2015. While some recovery is indeed possible, will this help the banks...
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News
22 December 2015
British platinum metals producer Lonmin successfully completed a rights issue on 11 December 2015 after gaining around 19 million subscriptions, representing 71% of the total new shares offered to...
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News
7 December 2015
Glencore will deliver to investors its plan to reduce its debt pile by US$10.2bn on 10 December 2015, a task it aims to complete by the end of 2016. The meeting will outline the steps needed to...
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News
18 November 2015
The UK’s central bank, the Bank of England (BoE), has asked major banks to report on their exposure to commodity trading companies. Falling commodity prices prompted the demand for...
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News
18 November 2015
Copper fell to its lowest ebb since 2009 as markets prepare for the US federal reserve (the Fed) to raise interest rates and China sells off inventories of the metal. The price of copper dropped...
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News
13 November 2015
Belgium-based miner and metals producer Nyrstar is giving priority shareholders a green light to buy shares as it prepares to unwind its mining assets amid commodity price pressures. The company...
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News
10 November 2015
Natixis published its global oil report on 5 November 2015, in which the bank suggests demand in 2016 could endure longer than previous years, though reduced demand from China and emerging markets...
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News
8 November 2015
Bank of China has launched two global commodity business centres in Singapore, making it the first Chinese bank to establish a global energy commodity business centre and global commodity repo...
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Feature
5 November 2015
When oil prices plunged more than a year ago, the initial expectation was they'd be back up before long. Now, though, opinion is mixed. Graeme Burton reports
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News
2 November 2015
Former Trafigura chairman and CEO Claude Dauphin, who founded global trader in March 1993 with five partners has died aged 64 after a long battle with cancer. His death was announced on the...
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News
2 November 2015
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, currently chairperson of Louis Dreyfus Holding, has been appointed non-executive chairperson of the Louis Dreyfus Commodities Group supervisory board, effective from 1...
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Opinion
4 September 2015
With ferrous and non-ferrous commodity prices going south and the spectre of Qingdao ever present, financing metals has never been so tough. The TFR metals roundtable panellist review those who...
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Feature
2 September 2015
After a strong Q1 2015, steel is not looking quite so stainless as import demand for industrial metals from China fell. Casper Burgering reports
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News
25 August 2015
Cashew nut output in Côte d'Ivoire's reached a record 625,000 mega tonnes in the year to 2015, up 12% from 2014. The rise grew to XOF337bn (US$588.9m) in export earnings, rising...
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Technology Update
21 August 2015
Bolero’s cloud-based messaging service has closed the first sugar-based commodity deal. Alvean Sugar completed a sugar consignment transaction from a load agent in Brazil to Lantic Inc in...
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News
21 August 2015
Louis Dreyfus Commodities Vostok LLC has bought a grain terminal in Russia’s in the Southern federal district region Rostov. The new terminal is earmarked to begin its operations in early...
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Feature
28 July 2015
Hans van Cleef reflects on Russia's role in securing gas supplies to Europe, and the implications of the lifting of Iran sanctions on the oil price
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Awards
27 July 2015
Best Trade Bank in Soft Commodities 2015
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