Commodity markets need better regulation

Paul Reed

Governments must ensure best price for consumers, says BP’s Paul Reed

Sorghum and barley become grain crops du jour

US planting increases as Chinese demand jumps

Tough first quarter for commodities

Iron ore and coffee lead the losers as oversupply and strong dollar hit prices

Traders’ alarm at Europe’s stricter rules

Industry needs to step up efforts to inform policy makers

Margarita Louis-Dreyfus keeps her options open

In a rare public outing trader’s controlling shareholder shares vision for next decade

Citic takes $2.5bn hit from iron venture

Australian partner Clive Palmer denies he is going broke

Miners wear hard hats as they work at a potash mine operated by Belaruskali in this undated ha

Belaruskali shakes up potash sector

Agreement with China undercuts other players’ negotiations

Demystifying the ‘Fracklog’

Number of uncompleted shale wells will drop as oil prices recover

Young Americans turn to tea

US taste for coffee ebbs while Brits swap teapots for percolators

Lessons from Rio’s Mongolian adventure

How to minimise the risks of joint ventures with governments

Saudi’s oil market strategy makes sense

It is a rational strategy for the kingdom to refuse to cut production

Chocolate lovers face a stark choice

Pay more or watch your favourite product disappear, warns report

US oil industry needs capital to keep flowing

As access to capital narrows, bid activity will rise

Time in the sun for Glencore agribusiness

Grain and oilseed earnings offset declines in oil and metals

Iran hit by Indian crude purchase cuts

Progress in nuclear talks could unleash Iranian exports

USDA slashes China corn import forecast

Record crops and an abrupt fall in consumption prompt rethink

BHP highlights shale productivity gains

Improved efficiency means companies can do more with less

Statoil sees North Sea gains in Sverdrup

Norwegian-style tax break could spur revival of UK exploration

Shale and Saudis dominate the oil agenda

At the annual oil bash in London, talk centred around prices and demand

Time to say buy buy from Mining Indaba

Event turnout fell but parting shot was one of optimism

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