Commodities

Volatile returns

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It was a relatively tough year for commodity dealers in 2010. Commodity specialists with a strong understanding about the credit profile of their clients and able to offer holistic financing services tended to make ends meet. And solid credentials in agricultural products as well as base and precious metals also helped to bolster profits. But 2010 was not a good year for market participants focusing purely on the mainstream energy sector (see: the Asia Risk commodity derivatives rankings 2011).

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