UBS takes top metals spot

UBS has topped the metals categories in this year's commodity rankings, taking 12.3% of the vote overall. The Swiss bank leapfrogged three places from last year's fourth spot, pushing the winner of the 2006 metal survey, Barclays Capital, into second position with 11.6% of the vote. HSBC once again dominated the gold and silver categories, while Japan-based trading company Mitsui Global Precious Metals retained its stranglehold over the platinum and palladium markets.

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