Recent moves to increase regulation in oil markets are stifling trade and won't bring down prices, warn fund managers
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Record price movements in the price of crude oil earlier this week have drawn further scrutiny from regulators.
A UK government panel investigating the role of speculators in global crude oil markets has called for more transparency in the opaque over-the-counter (OTC) market, writes Roderick Bruce
ING is launching a new principal protected fund in Thailand, linked to the performance of the Nymex WTI Crude Oil Index. The fund was due to float yesterday, but has been delayed as the bank waits for the final approval on the index from Thai regulator...
ICE Futures chairman Bob Reid said today he was “relaxed” about the CFTC regulation of ICE Futures Europe.
Now in its 12th year, the Energy Risk USA conference in Houston once again brought together key figures in the energy industry to debate the hottest topics. The Energy Risk team reports
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has moved to impose US position limits and hedge exemption requirements on US customers trading WTI crude oil on London-based ICE Futures Europe.
Trading software company Trayport is to offer access to New York Mercantile Exchange products through its Trading Gateway System from July
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The formation of the CFTC's new energy markets advisory committee (EMAC) has proven to be timely. David Watkins reports
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has launched a series of new initiatives with which it hopes to increase the transparency of the energy futures markets.
Gold hedging plunged by another 18% in the first quarter of 2008, shrinking the global delta-adjusted hedge positions to 22 million troy ounces (Moz).
Huge moves in the oil price in May has affected liquidity in the over-the-counter crude options markets as commercial traders struggled to take definitive views, say analysts.