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Banks lobby to retain commodities units

Source: Financial Times, 18th April 2014

Move by Wall Street groups comes as the Federal Reserve considers tougher rules on the ownership of physical assets

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Bumpy ride in prospect for gold investors

Source: Financial Times, 18th April 2014

Thomson Reuters GFMS forecasts average 2014 price will be $1,225 an ounce – 13% down on 2013 average of $1,410

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Fear of sanctions hinders legitimate insurance trades

London, 17 April 2014

The concerns raised by fast moving and complex international sanctions regimes were articulated by a capacity audience of re/insurance brokers and underwriters at a Clyde & Co seminar on the subject yesterday. A wide range of speakers from HM Treasury, Lloyd’s, the IUA, KPMG and Clyde... Read More...

Commodity Market Reports

Final standard for measuring and controlling large exposure

London, 15 April 2014

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has today published a final standard that sets out a supervisory framework for measuring and controlling large exposures, which will take effect from 1 January 2019.

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IMAGE China's gold market: progress and prospects

London, 15 April 2014

A major report published today by the World Gold Council “China's gold market: progress and prospects” suggests that private sector demand for gold in China is set to increase from the current level of 1,132 tonnes(t)1 per year to at least 1,350t by 20172. Following the record level of Chinese demand in 2013, which saw the country become the world’s largest gold market, the report... Read More...

IMAGE Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions on the rise

Rome, 11 April 2014

New FAO estimates of greenhouse gas data show that emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries have nearly doubled over the past fifty years and could increase an additional 30 percent by 2050, without greater efforts to reduce them.

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