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Trafigura aims to boost oil trading volumes

Geneva commodity trader wants to remain competitive after 12% profit dip

Oil

Top trader Andurand says Opec deal a turning point

Oil fund argues price will hit $70 a barrel in wake of first supply cut since 2008

Shell signs provisional oil and gas deal with Iran

Agreement shows energy groups not deterred by uncertainty over US policy

Tata and unions agree rescue plan for Port Talbot steelworks

Investment of £1bn to keep furnaces alight until 2021 and £15bn pension scheme to close

Opinion & Analysis

Do the numbers behind the Opec production deal add up?

Output of 32.68m barrels a day is almost 200,000 b/d higher than the new target

Humble soyabean becomes a ‘widow-maker’ for agriculture traders

Bad weather and unexpectedly strong demand spurs rollercoaster ride for commodity

Iron ore’s dollar ride wrongfoots markets and buoys miners

Rising currency prompts non-US buyers to lock in supply but some fear rally is overdone

Oil

Opec supply deal talks — 5 things to watch

What is at stake and when the outcome of the cartel’s effort to cut output is expected

Drax seeks to reinvent itself for a post-coal future

Owner of UK’s largest power station focuses on bolstering wind and solar energy

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