11-13 April 2016, Lausanne

Now in its fifth year, the Financial Times returns to the shores of Lake Geneva for our industry-leading Global Commodities Summit. This year’s event focuses on the challenges facing the industry as it adjusts to life after the Super Cycle

FT’s global commodities summit takeaways

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Traders and executives debated outlook after price rout

Codelco says copper supply needs to fall

Speculators draw fire as red metal’s price tumbles

Volatile markets lift Mercuria profits

Swiss group also reports $200m of charges

Mercuria cuts out the futures middleman

Commodities trader to become clearing house member

Cofco Agri eyes market listing by 2020

New chief looks to build business in North America

Gupta damps plans for Port Talbot buyout

Rescue that keeps blast furnaces would be doomed, says Tata UK suitor

Chill winds still blow in the oil market

Producers should not bank on a return to the good old days, writes Ed Crooks

Commodity trade finance business has shrunk by 10% since 2008

Rise in regulatory costs has left big gap in the market, says IFC

World’s biggest copper miner sees more darkness before dawn

Codelco chairman says excess capacity will take time to work off

Oil price optimism grows as Brent hits 2016 high

Trading houses hope to draw line under the Big Drop

China corn exports loom as reserves bulge

Market needs to move lower for farmers to stop planting corn

Oil traders say worst of price crash over

Demand expected to start outstripping supply by year’s end

Low oil prices will not last, Sechin says

Brent crude climbs to 2016 peak ahead of Doha producer meeting

Commodity groups confront new reality

Depth and duration of commodities downturn is forcing change

2015 Global Summit

Commodity chiefs upbeat at FT conference

Oil, transparency and China in focus at annual gathering

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 drought-stricken 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