# Energy/Commodity Derivatives House of the Year – Standard Chartered

Banks have endured another difficult 12 months in commodities markets around the world and Asia was no exception. Indeed, with China the driving force behind much of the world's commodity demand, the slowdown in the Asian powerhouse's economy throughout 2012 and the first half of 2013 fed through to falling commodity prices. For instance, benchmark China economic indicator copper fell to the lowest level for almost two years during the summer, to $6,692/tonne, far below the record highs over$10

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