Markit moves into commodities valuation

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Markit, which is already a leading provider of price and infrastructure data for the credit, environmental, equities, foreign exchange, loans and structured finance markets, has announced it will now also provide valuations for commodity derivatives in a range of sectors.

Products that will be evaluated include forwards, swaps, spreads and vanilla options in the oil, refined products and chemicals, natural gas and North American and European power, base and precious metals, agriculture and so