Commodities

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News
3 March 2015
The abolition of EU sugar quotes with effect from October 2017 is already having a ripple effect on sugar production well beyond the EU producing countries.  With prices of sugar beet...
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News
18 February 2015
Louis Dreyfus Commodities deputy CEO and chief financial officer Claude Ehlinger has longer at the helm than anticipated because Mayo Schmidt, former head of Canadian grain handler Viterra, will...
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Technology Update
6 February 2015
Energy trading and management company Neas Energy has gone live with the platform of software tools developer Allegro Development Corporation, to manage their natural gas trading...
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Feature
6 February 2015
Non-fundamental drivers seem to have the upper hand in base metals price direction, while zinc is holding firm, says Casper Burgering
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News
2 February 2015
Consumers are not only winning at the petrol pumps thanks to the sub-US$50/bbl oil price but at the dinner table as well. But the planet might be doing quiet so well– experts are predicting a...
Blog
6 January 2015
On 30 December 2014, just as New Year celebrations were getting underway around the world, the US Department of Commerce quietly ended a four-decade ban on oil exports. Brent dropped by 3% to...
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News
15 December 2014
After being stuck in a narrow range of around US$110bbl for three years Brent has finally broken out to the downside. The question posed at Global Energy 2014 was whether this move was the start of...
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News
8 December 2014
While precious metal markets watch anxiously for signs of when the world’s major central banks might begin to normalise monetary conditions, prices of industrial metals are currently being...
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News
8 December 2014
Netherlands-based Trafigura Beheer BV (Trafigura) is looking to shed its image as a global commodities trader and is veering towards a global trade financier role by facilitating credit lines of...
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News
18 November 2014
The Egyptian government has stated that it intends to issue a tender for a pre-export finance in the amount of US$2bn to help finance debt repayments to international oil and gas companies....
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Opinion
18 November 2014
One year after TFR's first energy finance roundtable, Brent has dropped to sub-US$80/bbl and geopolitics are rerouting pipelines. What does this mean for energy finance? This year's ...
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Feature
17 November 2014
Michael Haigh and Thierry Bros demonstrate how their risk premia model demonstrates when geopolitics matters - and when it doesn't
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Feature
17 November 2014
Breanne Dougherty reviews the supply and demand fundamentals of American gas and notes that oil drilling is driving additional gas growth
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Feature
6 October 2014
For the time being Saudi Arabia should keep global oil supply and demand on an even keel. An escalation of Russian sanctions and a miracle recovery in Venezuela could change this, says Abhishek...
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News
20 September 2014
Two updates from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) provide helpful updates on changes in energy supply, with implications for energy financing. The EIA has also just released its...
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News
4 September 2014
The Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Limitada (COCAFCAL), an organisation of small producers of coffee located in the southwestern hills of Honduras, has received a long-term loan (US$ 500,000) and a...
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Feature
28 August 2014
Now that EU sectoral sanctions target Russian energy production, how will this effect overall supplies - and pricing? Hans van Cleef demonstrates how underlying treds are unchanged
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News
15 August 2014
Rosneft’s chief executive officer Igor Sechin has made an appeal to the Russian government for a bail-out of up to RUB1.5trn (US$42bn). Western newswires picked up the story in Russia...
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