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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. August 1, 2013

      Oil blenders stir up cocktail to meet US demand

      Traders have embraced the humble steel tank to perform oil market alchemy as they seek to profit from the North American oil...

    27. July 1, 2013

      LME takes aim at warehousing queues

      The London Metal Exchange has taken aim at the long warehousing queues that have helped boost the profits of Goldman Sachs,...

    28. June 26, 2013

      ‘King of oil’ who became a target for US

      Marc Rich, who died on Wednesday, aged 78, was one of the most controversial business figures of the late 20th century. He...

    29. June 25, 2013

      Trafigura’s Russian oil ambitions

      Trafigura, the oil and metals trading house, is trying to break into the massive Russian oil sector, a territory long...

    30. June 21, 2013

      Russia and China agree $270bn oil deal

      Rosneft has signed a deal to supply China with $270bn worth of oil over the next 25 years, as Russia looks to boost ties...

    31. June 21, 2013

      Commodities traders need to wake up to key-man risk

      The leadership changes in Louis Dreyfus Commodities and Bunge are a good reminder that chief executives do not stay forever...

    32. June 10, 2013

      HKEx’s LME warehousing conundrum

      Soon after Charles Li secured the acquisition of the London Metal Exchange, he caused a stir by promising to take a...

    33. May 15, 2013

      Gunvor launches $500m maiden bond

      Gunvor, the oil trading house, has launched its maiden bond, tapping the public capital market as it seeks to expand its...

    34. May 9, 2013

      US targets commodities and corruption

      Archer Daniels Midland is the first commodities trading house to be enmeshed in the US anti-bribery law. It may not be the...

    35. April 15, 2013

      Trafigura staff net $1.6bn in share deals

      Trafigura, one of the world’s top commodities trading houses, has handed about $1.6bn to its senior employees in the past...

    36. April 14, 2013

      Trafigura adds Lord Strathclyde to board

      Trafigura, a leading commodity trader, has appointed one of the UK Conservative party’s most senior figures to its board as...

    37. April 10, 2013

      Trafigura raises $500m with perpetual bond

      Trafigura, one of the world’s largest commodities trading houses, has launched its first perpetual bond, tapping the public...

    38. April 4, 2013

      Nyrstar zinc contract up for grabs

      Nyrstar, the world’s largest zinc producer, has fired the starting gun on one of the most hotly-anticipated contests in the...

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