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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.
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Standard and Poor's (S&P) has created a world commodity index comprising futures contracts that trade on global exchanges outside the US. The demand for commodity exposure with a focus on regions outside the US has been far-reaching, according to S&P....
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.
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BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill could lead to production delays throughout the industry while safety regulation tightens up.
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
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This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future