Structured product providers are rushing to create environment-themed investments, with notes linked to biofuels, clean energy and the water industry emerging over the past few months. John Ferry reports
The New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) has entered the soft commodity space with the launch of six new futures contracts on its ClearPort clearing and trading platform.
This year was one of unprecedented volatility for energy markets, yet it also marked a step-change in market maturity. Energy Risk asked some key players what they see as the defining events of 2006 and how they will affect behaviour in 2007. By Stella...
The landscape for US commodity exchanges is undergoing considerable change, with many heavyweight names announcing mergers or new co-operations. David Watkins looks at what this will mean for energy trading
In part II of our investigation into the attraction of 'cleantech' investment, Catherine Lacoursière looks at the growth of biofuel plants, and asks: does the world have enough feedstock to power them?
Associated British Foods is significantly exposed to commodity price fluctuations. Anna Gordon-Walker asks the company's finance team how it manages these diverse risks
ETF Securities, a leader in exchange-traded commodities (ETCs), will launch 31 ETCs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra platform on 3 November.
Hedging physical deals with derivatives may be active risk management, but if the physical contract is breached, it can result in unnecessary losses. Andrew Meads looks at whether the innocent party can recover these losses
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is to merge with the Chicago Board of Trade in a move the exchanges say is “expected to transform global derivatives markets.”
Energy futures exchange the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), due to launch in the fourth quarter of this year, has unveiled details of its trading platform.
The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) is planning to offer credit derivatives to its customers.
Financial investors and commodity traders are paying closer attention to the US corn crop, due to the potential impacts it may have on the growing ethanol market. Daven Voorhies explains