Commodities are back in favour with investors looking for diversification and absolute returns. But market conditions, coupled with the fact that most commodities remain in contango, means passive beta investments could disappoint. How are dealers structuring...
The interests of trading desks may not always be aligned with the best interests of a vertically integrated company’s assets. Charles Ford discusses some approaches that address this issue
US senators have published a climate change bill establishing a cap-and-trade system for power plants and industrials that permits only exchange-traded and cleared transactions.
Energy Risk brings you a snapshot of what's moving and shaking the markets with a special look at energy credit.
BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill will lead to approval and production delays in the European shale gas industry as governments crack down on environmental safety regulations.
Integrated front- to back-office processes in energy trading still lag those of financial markets considerably, putting energy markets at a big disadvantage. Lianna Brinded takes a look at why this is the case, and whether change is on the way
BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill could lead to production delays throughout the industry while safety regulation tightens up.
Turning points: Catherine Flax, chief executive officer of commodities for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at JP Morgan
Catherine Flax, chief executive officer of commodities for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at JP Morgan, shares her renowned enthusiasm for the commodities sector with Lianna Brinded
French investment bank BNP Paribas is set to more than triple its commodity research team, across metals, soft commodities and carbon emissions, in order to bolster its trading side as it goes on an aggressive drive to gather more hedge funds and institutional...
Barclays Capital launched exchange-traded notes (ETNs) in Europe on Tuesday, listing 12 new ETNs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), consisting of nine commodity exchange-traded products and three notes linked to volatility indexes for equities.
Saudi Arabia’s long-standing status as a swing producer of crude oil could be drawing to a close according to the head of national oil company Saudi Aramco.
The world’s largest natural gas company Gazprom has sealed a deal with US-based Sempra Energy that will allow Russia’s energy giant to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to another US receipt terminal and further broaden its client base and its reach...
China’s apparent oil demand rose by 12.8% in March this year, following the expansion of refining capacity and rapid growth in the Chinese economy, but this does not indicate that global supply will tighten, say analysts.
Swap volumes set to rise as new agreements between steel miners and mills set to overturn current pricing system
UBS has hired former RBS Sempra Commodities head Kaushik Amin amid speculation that it will restart its commodities trading business
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has stuck to its previous forecast for global oil demand in 2010, following two consecutive upwards revisions, but has lowered its 2009 estimates based on adjusted official data.
Nymex natural gas prices are completely oversold and now is not the time to buy gas, says a market expert in Energy Risk's new show, Talking Technicals.