Credit Suisse’s commodities exit in focus

Like peers, the Swiss bank blames tighter regulation and lower profitability

Prepay deals in question after Rosneft sanctions

Trading houses assess impact of latest restrictions

Chocoholics prepare for more bad news

Cocoa price rises are about to be passed on to US consumers

Commodity traders and asset ownership

Patterns are diverse and generalisations are misleading

ICE at pains to take cotton global

Malaysia’s import requirements have become a sticking point

Base metals return to investors’ radar

Specialist funds increase positions after solid second quarter

Gold bulls deeply suspicious of hedging

‘Hedge book’ now at 87 tonnes, from 1999 peak of 3,000 tonnes

Rio Tinto looks to catch up in potash

Miner’s joint venture is latest in oversupplied market

Contenders line up for silver benchmark

Platts and ICE are among seven groups hoping to take contract

Surplus iron ore spells trouble for miners

Smaller producers are suffering as ore prices continue to drop

US oil exports spark policy debate

Condensate rulings do not change terms of export ban, lawyers say

Kurdish crude begins to hit oil market

Move to sell oil out of semi-autonomous region angers Iraq

Meteorologists shift tone on El Niño

Commodity investors hold breath over global weather

CFTC wrestles hedgers and speculators

Regulator discusses thorny questions over new rules with traders

Plantation groups eye cocoa farming

Surging chocolate demand could present opportunities for large-scale growers

Beware the hype over the shale boom

‘Tight oil’ reserves need higher price to be commercially viable

Iran’s possible return fuels Opec tension

“Goldilocks period” of high prices and production near target

Japan’s trading houses shift focus

Resources will take a smaller piece of the new investment pie

Glencore hits out at rivals’ iron ore output growth

Ivan Glasenberg takes swipe at large miners swamping market

Brent oil benchmark is safe – for now

Fears over dwindling supplies are overdone, says Platts