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BHP production forecasts fuel payout hope

Source: Financial Times, 16th April 2014

Mining group reiterates its pursuit of ‘structural solution’ as it announces that output of coal and iron ore are set to exceed its previous estimates

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Archer Daniels Midland abandons sale of cocoa unit

Source: Financial Times, 15th April 2014

The agribusiness is looking to sell its chocolate factories after a dispute over price scuppered the sale of its cocoa division to Cargill

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China concerns spark metals fall

Source: Financial Times, 15th April 2014

The sell-off was sparked by disappointing economic data from China showing the money supply in March grew at the weakest pace in more than a decade

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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.

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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