Merrill Lynch snaps up Entergy-Koch

Merrill Lynch is set to acquire the energy trading businesses of Entergy-Koch Trading (EKT), a venture of New Orleans-based Entergy Corporation and Wichita's Koch Industries.

Merrill Lynch tipped to bid for EKT

Rumours are circulating that Merrill Lynch may snap up Entergy-Koch Trading (EKT) following last week's news that New Orleans-based Entergy Corporation and Wichita's Koch Industries are considering selling their Houston-based energy trading business.

More power to the banks

Banks now have greater freedom to participate in derivatives markets based on physical commodities thanks to two recent ruling by US regulators. As a result, the balance of power looks set to shift from Houston to New York. By Paul Lyon

Trading with a small ‘t’

What made headlines before is now becoming everyday news: energy companies are scaling back or leaving energy trading. Some industry observers are emphasising the shift to ‘trading around assets’. Anne Ku investigates just what this means

Seam shifts in central Europe

Gordon Feller looks at the changing coal economies of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Slovenia and the effect of electricity sector moves in the region

Entergy-Koch reaps the benefit

While its quiet discipline made Entergy-Koch Trading one of the less glamorous energy trading houses during the Enron boom years, its steady business model is now paying off, as James Ockenden reports

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