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    1. April 21, 2015

      Mercuria resumes search for big investor

      Mercuria is to resume its search for a major investor to help in the next stage of its expansion, the CEO of the Swiss...

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      April 21, 2015

      FT Commodities Summit: No-one saw the oil slump coming

      Some highlights from the FT Commodities Summit, which is taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland this Tuesday and Wednesday....

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    1. April 21, 2015

      Oil prices have hit their lows, says Vitol chief Ian Taylor

      Vitol chief executive Ian Taylor said profitable trading opportunities created by the oil crash have been sharply diminished...

    2. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      Dispatches from the 2015 FT Commodities Summit

      FT Alphaville is in Lausanne, Switzerland, for this year’s Commodities Summit. The conference is taking place at the Beau...

    3. April 20, 2015

      Trafigura chief sees oil fall as ‘growth opportunity’

      Swiss commodity group Trafigura has seen strong returns from its oil trading division so far in 2015 and intends to remain...

    4. March 31, 2015

      Commodities traders’ alarm over Europe’s stricter regulations

      If you thought US plans to cap speculative activity in commodities were broad, then take a glance at what’s unfolding on the...

    5. March 22, 2015

      Trafigura says European trading rules have ‘little justification’

      Commodity trading houses and energy companies are making a final attempt to win exemptions from European regulations that...

    6. March 16, 2015

      Trafigura chief financial officer Pierre Lorinet to step down

      Trafigura, one of the world’s biggest commodities trading houses, will have a new chief financial officer later this year...

    7. March 2, 2015

      LME aims to limit warehouse payments

      The London Metal Exchange has tightened rules for owners of warehouses that store its metal, including Glencore and...

    8. February 6, 2015

      Oil producers seek liquidity from prepayment deals

      When the US government slapped sanctions on Rosneft in the summer, restricting its access to long-term US dollar financing,...

    9. December 8, 2014

      Trafigura hands $885m to top executives via buyback

      Trafigura, one of the world’s top commodities trading houses, has handed almost $900m to its management and senior employees...

    10. November 17, 2014

      Trafigura joins drive to disclose payments

      Trafigura, the world’s third-largest independent oil trader, is signing up to a global transparency drive that will disclose...

    11. November 13, 2014

      Trafigura raises stake in Nyrstar

      Commodity trading house Trafigura has strengthened its position at Nyrstar, the world’s largest zinc producer, raising its...

    12. October 15, 2014

      Trafigura seeks new board at Emed

      Commodities trader Trafigura is seeking shareholder support to remove almost the entire board of Emed Mining, the...

    13. October 6, 2014

      Rating agencies’ demands pose threat to commodity supply chain

      Commodity-price spikes could become more common if credit rating agencies drive up the cost of capital for leading trading...

    14. October 3, 2014

      JPMorgan and Mercuria scale down commodities deal

      JPMorgan Chase has raised $800m from selling parts of its physical commodities business to Swiss trading house Mercuria,...

    15. September 2, 2014

      Trafigura sells assets near booming Texas oil port

      Trafigura, one of the world’s largest commodities traders, plans to sell a controlling stake in docks, tanks and other...

    16. June 16, 2014

      Trafigura’s profits boosted following bitumen disposal

      Trafigura, one of the world’s biggest commodities traders, has reported a 24 per cent increase in half-year profits, helped...

    17. FT Alphaville

      April 28, 2014

      Financial intermediation and shadow banking through commodities

      Craig Pirrong’s white paper on the economics of commodity trading firms (CFTs), sponsored by Trafigura, has been released...

    18. April 4, 2014

      Commodities Summit: Lessons from Lausanne

      A dozen things we learnt at the FT’s Commodities Global Summit in Lausanne this week. 1) Glencore Xstrata chief executive,...

    19. April 2, 2014

      Supply problems set to keep oil price stable

      The head of the world’s biggest independent oil trader has predicted a fourth year of stable oil prices, saying supply...

    20. March 31, 2014

      Banks’ retreat empowers commodity trading houses

      Over the past decade, the world’s largest banks have with little fanfare become immersed in a business far removed from...

    21. March 24, 2014

      Trafigura’s co-founder to step down

      Claude Dauphin, is to step down from the day-to-day running of Trafigura, the commodities trading house, passing the baton...

    22. March 21, 2014

      Sanctions on Timchenko place focus on Gunvor

      One of the world’s largest oil traders has been drawn into the political confrontation over Ukraine after the US Treasury...

    23. February 27, 2014

      Trading houses in line for increased regulator scrutiny

      Trading houses are set to attract greater attention from the UK’s financial watchdog as commodity markets come under...

    24. February 21, 2014

      Trafigura buys into China copper smelter Jinchuan Group

      Trafigura, the commodities trading house, will take a minority stake in a new copper smelter in southern China, marking only...

    25. January 29, 2014

      Trafigura looks to reduce Puma holding

      A bond prospectus has lifted the lid on the financial performance of Puma Energy, the oil storage and petrol station...

    26. December 16, 2013

      Trafigura: towards transparency

      Every commodities trading house has its “thing”, born of a market built on finding an edge. Vitol is big – it is the world’s...

    27. December 16, 2013

      Trafigura shuns stock market float

      The IPO market has exploded back to life this year. But commodities trading houses are nonplussed. In its annual results,...

    28. December 16, 2013

      Trafigura boosted by sale of Puma Energy stake

      Trafigura, one of the world’s top commodity trading houses, has posted record profits of $2.2bn, boosted by the sale of a...

    29. December 10, 2013

      Oil groups in rush for US crude export licences

      Oil companies are securing licences to export US crude at a frantic pace as the shale boom leads to swelling supplies along...

    30. December 6, 2013

      Are commodities traders ‘too big to fail’?

      When the banking industry’s top lobby group commissioned a report on commodity trading houses the idea was to show trading...

    31. FT Alphaville

      November 25, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: A further slide in the yen is giving a boost to Japanese equities, while commodity prices tumbled after Iran...

    32. November 24, 2013

      Trafigura raises $500m from sale of 10% Puma stake

      Trafigura, one of the world’s largest commodities trading houses, has raised $500m from the sale of a 10 per cent stake in...

    33. November 7, 2013

      LME cracks down on metals warehousing after queues complaints

      The London Metal Exchange has launched a crackdown on the metals warehousing industry in response to a storm of criticism...

    34. October 21, 2013

      Commodities traders face increased competition

      Glencore Xstrata, Vitol and Trafigura face the prospect of increased competition and lower margins, as national companies...

    35. October 15, 2013

      Batista group in $1bn port deal to avert collapse

      Eike Batista has struck a near-$1bn deal to stave off the collapse of his business empire, ceding control of his prized iron...

    36. September 30, 2013

      Noble secures $400m zinc deal

      Noble Group, the commodities trading house, has won the hotly contested battle to replace Glencore as the buyer of zinc in...

    37. August 21, 2013

      Singapore bank expands Indonesian links to Jakarta

      United Overseas Bank, one of Singapore’s three largest banks by assets, on Wednesday unveiled a new “advisory unit” in...

    38. August 12, 2013

      Subpoenas issued over metals warehouse probe

      The US commodities watchdog has subpoenaed companies including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Glencore as it ramps up its...

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