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Shell to sell Nigeria oilfields for $5bn

Source: Financial Times, 27th August 2014

The price tag for four Nigerian oilfields owned by a Shell-led consortium has doubled since the end of last year as majors retreat from the country

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Nespresso to help small coffee growers

Source: Financial Times, 26th August 2014

Capsule maker is among the big global food producers that are investing in small farms that produce 70 per cent of the world’s food

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US slaps duties on Mexican sugar imports

Source: Financial Times, 26th August 2014

Dispute between the countries highlights trade friction despite a deal covering the commodity that took effect in 2008

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Commodity Market Reports

IMAGE Mining M&A activity jumps YOY in H1'14

London, 22 August 2014

There was a sharp increase in the number of completed and pending mining project and company deals in the first half of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013; however, the lower averages of price paid and value of acquired commodities per deal suggests that cash-strapped smaller companies are being forced to sell their assets at lower valuations.

IMAGE FERC to explore Centralized Trading Platform for NatGas

London, 21 August 2014

FERC Commissioner Philip Moeller plans to convene a meeting Sept. 18 "for interested parties to discuss ideas to facilitate and improve the way in which natural gas is traded, and to explore the concept of establishing a centralized trading platform for natural gas," the Commission said Tuesday.

IMAGE Unlikely Bedfellows: Mines That Run On Solar Or Wind Power

London, August 2014

Mining companies are often seen as dinosaurs when it comes to making changes that will benefit the environment, but that perception may be shifting as some companies turn to renewable energy to cut costs and lighten their carbon footprint.


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