Commodities/Foreign exchange

Financial crisis hits European Energy Exchange

Trading volumes at the European Energy Exchange (EEX) have slumped in the first half of 2009 after years of continuous growth. An EEX report highlights a particular decline in power derivatives volumes traded by financial institutions, despite a boost in…

Regulator re-opens speculation debate

At the first of three hearings on possible methods to control oil price speculation today, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman called for serious consideration of the need for position limits in energy trading.

Carbon market VAT scrutiny shifts to Climex

The Dutch government has announced changes to the way carbon permits will be taxed, following concerns about a 49% leap in volumes on Dutch carbon exchange Climex in June. The growth came despite an overall drop in trading volumes across all European…

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