Commodities Summit: Lessons from Lausanne

The top industry players share their thoughts on the future

Gold pricing scrutiny widens

UBS’s precious metals business review goes beyond ‘fix’

Keeping the faith in commodity trading

With the supercycle over, many banks are altering their plans

Ethanol credits rise signals change at EPA

Regulators may have cold feet about watering down US biofuels mandate

An iron ore mine in Australia operated by Rio Tinto, which profited last year from a surge in Chinese crude steel production
©Christian Sprogoe Photography

Iron ore derivatives see growth spurt

The raw material is evolving into a “normal commodity”

Anglo American sharpens commercial focus

Miner wants to adopt sophisticated strategies of trading houses

Trafigura looks to reduce Puma holding

Bond prospectus has lifted the lid oil storage and petrol station business

China’s smog clean-up lifts lump iron ore

A further rise in premiums will cushion the 5% fall in the benchmark

Oil markets likely to remain calm

Issues of insurance and tanker transportation unlikely to change

Fed turns sour on banks’ physical commodities trading

Any restrictions on banks’ activities would benefit energy companies

Commodity exchanges miffed by Mifid

Worries heighten over EU position rules

China brings fresh blood to LME Ring

GF Financial joins metal exchange’s dwindling open-outcry floor

Trafigura shuns stock market float

Is Africa ripe for indigenous oil refiners?

New refineries on the continent could absorb displaced supplies

Bringing shale benefits to the US driver

Lifting crude oil export ban could mean lower US petrol prices

Are commodities traders ‘too big to fail’?

Trafigura wades into the debate about possible systemic risk

Opec faces up to new challenges

Iran and new supplies are altering cartel’s internal dynamics

Oil traders fixated on Venezuela risk

Worries grow about stability of Maduro government

Iran deal’s impact on oil supply limited

Return to pre-sanctions export levels not on the cards

Statoil breaks oil-linked gas pricing

Hub-linked prices will not necessarily mean lower gas prices