20-22 April 2015, Lausanne

Now in its fourth year, the Financial Times returned to the shores of Lake Geneva for our industry-leading Global Commodities Summit. This year’s event focused on the challenges facing the industry as it adjusts to a period of plentiful supply, lower prices and slowing global growth

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Paul Reed

Commodity markets need better regulation

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

Olam hit at almond ‘villain’ water claim

Debate between agribusiness chiefs on usage in California

Gunvor appoints dealmaking head

Investments in Europe, North America and South America eyed

Olam chief calls for carbon pricing

Commodities trader says cost needs to be put on greenhouse gases

Former BP chief says oil prices to soar

Opec has stopped US shale boom in its tracks in just six months

Glencore open to M&A to expand agricultural unit

Gap in portfolio is the US

Noble pledges greater transparency

Under-fire commodity trader vows better disclosure in results

Mercuria resumes search for big investor

Commodities company could partner with private equity firm

California faces ‘almonds v people’ dilemma

Cargill boss warns on effect of drought

China food group looks to be global player

Cofco aims to meet changing appetites at home

X2 signals it could do deals in 2015

Ex-Xstrata CEO accuses public company investors of short-termism

BP, Vitol: oil demand to be stronger than forecast

Gasoline use returns “with a vengeance”

Nations with "inappropriate" dollar pegs to suffer

Oil output rise drives strong dollar

Trafigura sees oil fall as an opportunity

Weir says trading group unlikely to buy a big miner or oil producer

Oil has hit its lows, says Vitol chief

Ian Taylor sees pick-up in demand and delays in Iran output

Sustainability challenge for commodities

Food and agriculture at forefront of increasing efforts

Cargill guards private life in 150th year

Sixth generation looks to balance family ownership with growth

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Traders turn optimistic on commodities

Executives play down concerns over slower Chinese growth

Buyout groups look to snap up energy assets

Big oil companies in $300bn divestment push

Supply problems to keep oil price stable

Vitol chief says market is stuck in a ‘rut’

Trading houses see more assertive China

Beijing steps away from its policy of grain self-sufficiency

ADM hopes to increase GrainCorp stake

New York-listed group says it wants to build Australasian strategy

Louis Dreyfus positions to be IPO-ready

163-year-old trading house faces fast-changing landscape

BP warns of regulatory hit to commodities

Threats include higher capital demands and clearing house push

Banks’ retreat empowers commodity traders

Once-in-a-generation shift catches eye of regulators

Cofco set to buy stake in Noble unit

Deal puts Cofco in competition with global ‘ABCD’ traders

X marks the mining spot

Mick Davis's mining venture has almost $4bn to buy assets

Davis’s X2 secures $2.5bn funding

Former Xstrata chief’s new venture eyes mining assets