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    1. September 16, 2014

      Former Amaranth star fined over gas trades

      Brian Hunter, the natural gas trader whose large bets helped precipitate the $6bn collapse of Amaranth, the hedge fund, has...

    2. March 26, 2014

      Gold rediscovers its sparkle as jewellery investors seek safety

      There is nothing like geopolitical uncertainty to send investors scuttling for shelter. This is likely to be one reason why...

    1. March 25, 2014

      Fines for traders reveal swaps tensions

      As 20-page swap agreements unspooled from a fax machine, they fell straight into the oil trader’s rubbish bin. The documents...

    2. March 10, 2014

      Virtu IPO to value Viola stake at $2bn

      Few outside Wall Street have heard of Virtu Financial, the proprietary high-frequency trading firm, and its founder, Vincent...

    3. October 8, 2013

      CME takes on LME with aluminium contract

      CME Group, the world’s largest futures exchange, will launch an aluminium contract to challenge the London Metal Exchange’s...

    4. October 6, 2013

      LME heeds calls for more transparency

      The London Metal Exchange is set to start publishing information about the futures positions of hedge funds and other...

    5. June 11, 2013

      CME wins bigger Brent market share

      CME Group is using free trading and rebates to encroach on rival turf in the oil patch, winning 5 per cent of Brent crude...

    6. May 8, 2013

      CFTC sues broker over client disclosure breaches

      The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Wednesday sued Ron Eibschutz, a commodity broker, with aiding and abetting two...

    7. April 10, 2013

      Shale boom sees WTI lose crown

      The US shale boom has spurred another revolution – this time ending three decades of supremacy for West Texas Intermediate...

    8. February 21, 2013

      CFTC sues Nymex over information leaks

      The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is suing the New York Mercantile Exchange, a unit of CME Group, and two former...

    9. February 18, 2013

      Pressure exposes hedge fund within Hess

      A campaign to break up the Hess oil group has exposed for the first time one of the world’s least known – and until...

    10. beyondbrics

      February 17, 2013

      Roller coaster week for platinum

      It’s been a roller coaster week for platinum prices, which climbed in the middle of the week before sliding back at the...

    11. December 21, 2012

      ICE keeps its focus on futures

      Real estate has never been a big part of IntercontinentalExchange’s identity. After buying London’s International Petroleum...

    12. December 5, 2012

      Report gives green light to US gas exports

      Exports of liquefied natural gas from the US have been backed by a government-commissioned study, setting the stage for...

    13. December 3, 2012

      Texas crude glut sparks oil price swings

      Mark Merritt is selling some of the world’s cheapest crude oil. His company, Fasken Oil & Ranch, is an independent producer...

    14. November 12, 2012

      Dubai oil exchange opens Singapore office

      The Dubai Mercantile Exchange is to open its first overseas office, in Singapore, as it targets China and India in its push...

    15. November 7, 2012

      Sandy rattles links in US petrol supply chain

      A worker blocks the forecourt of a New Jersey Exxon station with orange cones, yelling “no gas!” to drivers desperately...

    16. October 26, 2012

      New York braces for hurricane Sandy

      Financial institutions in lower Manhattan were set to implement contingency plans as New Yorkers braced for the arrival of...

    17. October 17, 2012

      CME buys Kansas City wheat exchange

      CME Group, the world’s largest futures exchange operator, acted to cement its dominance in grain futures markets on...

    18. September 17, 2012

      Crude hit by four-minute plunge

      A jittery oil market sent crude down almost $4 a barrel in four minutes, mystifying traders on edge over the prospect of a...

    19. August 20, 2012

      CME – eyes on Europe

      OK, Europe, which is it to be – Sox or Cubs? Because it will soon be time to choose. CME Group, which owns and operates the...

    20. July 26, 2012

      ICE to close New York trading floor

      The ICE Futures US exchange plans to bring the curtain down on an era in New York commodities markets by ending open-outcry...

    21. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2012

      Guest post: Brics "hostage" to west over Iran sanctions, need financial institutions

      By Akshay Mathur and Neelam Deo of Gateway House Two recent developments – the $75bn bailout contribution from the Brics...

    22. June 26, 2012

      Mystical numbers in HKEx bid for LME

      When it comes to valuing a business as complicated as the London Metal Exchange, you would think the advisers to Hong Kong’s...

    23. June 9, 2012

      Anger and loss of trust follow US bankruptcy

      James Giddens, the bankruptcy trustee for MF Global, could be forgiven for stating the obvious last month when he called for...

    24. May 22, 2012

      Electronic trading comes to OTC oil swaps

      A group of brokers has signed on with exchange operator CME Group to offer electronic trading of over-the-counter oil swaps,...

    25. April 20, 2012

      Optiver pays $14m to settle oil futures manipulation claims

      Optiver, one of the world’s largest electronic market-makers, has been forced to pay $14m as part of a settlement with US...

    26. April 13, 2012

      Shale gas unlikely to reignite US economy

      One million British thermal units is a lot of energy. It can warm the average American home for almost three winter days or...

    27. April 12, 2012

      ICE takes on rival CME on grains

      IntercontinentalExchange is bringing its rivalry with CME Group to US grain markets, listing five new futures contracts that...

    28. March 27, 2012

      Tocom seeks closer ties overseas

      Tokyo Commodity Exchange is seeking deeper ties with rivals overseas, as the consolidation of Japan’s fragmented exchange...

    29. March 26, 2012

      US petrol prices close in on $4 a gallon

      Petrol prices in the US are fast approaching $4 a gallon and wholesalers fear the possible closure of loss-making oil...

    30. March 21, 2012

      WTI loses ground in physical oil market

      West Texas Intermediate is losing further ground as a global oil benchmark. The travails of US crude in the derivatives...

    31. March 12, 2012

      Donohue to step down as CME chief

      Craig Donohue is to step down as chief executive of CME Group as the US’s biggest futures exchange operator attempts to...

    32. February 21, 2012

      CME doubles stake in Dubai bourse

      CME Group is doubling its stake in the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), a strong sign of support for the Middle Eastern...

    33. February 15, 2012

      Nymex oil traders go back to the floor

      It was like old times. For a few minutes this week, the capacious floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange was again the...

    34. February 9, 2012

      Electricity price gyrations boost power trading

      One afternoon this week, an electric utility could buy wholesale power in Pennsylvania for a reasonable $30 per megawatt...

    35. January 19, 2012

      US natural gas prices fall to decade low

      US natural gas prices have slid to their lowest point in a decade and the industry is braced for further declines as the...

    36. December 12, 2011

      Fat-tail fears catch oil traders between $50 and $150 bets

      Investors and traders are buying large numbers of oil contracts that would profit from a price super-spike – and a collapse....

    37. November 17, 2011

      Pipeline switch helps CME’s WTI woes

      You could practically hear cheers coming from the Nymex building in Manhattan on Wednesday. Two companies had just announced...

    38. November 15, 2011

      Heating oil furnace nears full blast in US

      From the looks of the New York oil futures market, you would think most Americans had stopped driving in favour of sweating...

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