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DCCC completes first physical delivery of plastics futures

Dubai, 23 July 2014

The Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC), the central counter-party (CCP) service provider, wholly owned by the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), has successfully completed its first physical delivery against the region’s first plastics futures contract.

BHP mines record level of iron ore

Source: Financial Times, 23rd July 2014

Anglo-Australian miner beat its own forecasts with record amount of iron ore extracted in the year to July, and expects production to rise further

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Japan trading houses eye Australia coal exit

Source: Financial Times, 23rd July 2014

Itochu and Sumitomo are trying to sell stakes in an Australian coal project, amid a sector shake out caused by low commodity prices and high costs

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Commodity Market Reports

IMAGE Five Big Issues in Commodity Management

London, July 2014

As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus noted, the only thing constant is change; and most certainly change is a constant characteristic of the commodity markets. Having closely watched these markets develop over the past two decades or so, the extent and the rapidity of change has been remarkable – and the current situation is certainly no different: By Dr. Gary M. Vasey & Patrick... Read More...

IMAGE Fewer new discoveries, slower development weigh on gold industry

London, July 2014

SNL Metals & Mining: In light of declining discovery rates and a longer time to advance a discovery to production, the gold industry's future ability to replace production through large discoveries is in doubt. Analysis suggests that discoveries made since 1999 might eventually only replace half of the gold produced over the same period.

IMAGE Australia needs to avoid climate policy vacuum

Melbourne, 17 July 2014

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is disappointed that Australia’s policymakers failed to adopt reforms to bring market pricing and global linkages to the Carbon Pricing Mechanism (CPM).  By simply repealing the CPM without broader reforms, political leaders created a policy vacuum.


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