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CME Group and GFI Group Announce Plan for Strategic Transactions

London, 30 July 2014

CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and GFI Group Inc., a leading intermediary and provider of trading technologies and support services to the global OTC and listed markets, today announced that they have entered into definitive agreements to create value... Read More...

Gold fix to be up and running by year-end

Source: Financial Times, 30th July 2014

London Gold Market Fixing, owned by Barclays, HSBC, Bank of Nova Scotia and Société Générale, to start seeking proposals to run the reference price

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Rio ends chapter with Mozambique coal sale

Source: Financial Times, 30th July 2014

Miner sells coal mines for $50m after paying billions for them three years earlier, closing a chapter on one of its most disastrous acquisitions

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Commodity Market Reports

IMAGE Investment and innovation required to meet food demand

London, 28 July 2014

A survey on food and agri-businesses by global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright, entitled Risks and opportunities in a changing global market, reveals that the fundamentals of supply and demand are causing concern. Increasing consumption in emerging markets, climate change and natural disasters affecting supply, and urbanisation in emerging markets leading to a decline in the agricultural... Read More...

IMAGE Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies

Cambridge, Mass, July 2014

Many studies have shown the potential for global climate change to cut food supplies. But these studies have, for the most part, ignored the interactions between increasing temperature and air pollution — specifically ozone pollution, which is known to damage crops.

IMAGE Investigating Earthquakes in Fracking Regions

London, July 2014

The idea that recent sequential earthquake activity, particularly in Ohio and Oklahoma, is related to hydraulic fracking and water disposal operations is gaining traction in some key drilling states - Black & Veatch.


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