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100,000th block future reported to Baltex

London, 5 March 2015

The Baltic Exchange’s electronic trading platform, Baltex, has now handled more than 100,000 block futures since launching its new block futures facility on 1 December 2014. The system allows brokers to use LCH.Clearnet’s clearing services while helping the FFA market to adapt to the changing... Read More...

PEGAS to offer STP registration service for all gas derivatives contracts

Leipzig, 5 March 2015

As of 19 March 2015, Powernext members will have the opportunity, through all major gas brokers, to directly register their over-the-counter (OTC) transactions as exchange transactions for subsequent clearing with European Commodity Clearing (ECC). For this, customers can use either Trayport©... Read More...

Thermal coal output cut warms market

Source: Financial Times, 5th March 2015

Glencore scheme to reduce exports from Australian mines by 15m tonnes

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IMAGE The Ups and Downs of Gold Recycling

London, 5 March 2015

The gold-recycling industry will undergo important changes in the coming years. The Ups and Downs of Gold Recycling: Understanding Market Drivers and Industry Challenges; written and  published today by the World Gold Council and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), analyses the economic drivers of the global gold recycling market and highlights important future industry trends... Read More...

IMAGE Here's What Will Send Oil Prices Back Up Again

London, 4 March 2015

Oil's rapid decline since August of last year has been dramatic. To listen to some commentators you would also think it is unprecedented and irreversible. Those claiming that oil will continue to fall from here and remain low for evermore, however, are flying in the face of both history and common sense. The question we should be asking ourselves is not if oil prices will recover, but when they... Read More...

IMAGE Proposed Assessment Methodologies for Identifying Non-Bank Non-Insurer Global Systemically Important Financial Institutions

London, 4 March 2015

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) are publishing today for second public consultation Assessment Methodologies for Identifying Non-Bank Non-Insurer Global Systemically Important Financial Institutions (NBNI G-SIFIs). The proposed methodologies for identifying NBNI G-SIFIs complement the methodologies for identifying G-SIFIs... Read More...

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