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China Oil Demand Dipped 1% in February from Year Ago

Singapore, 30 March 2015

China's apparent oil demand in February contracted 1% year over year to 40.7 million metric tons (mt), or an average 10.66 million barrels per day (b/d), according to a just-released Platts analysis of Chinese government data.

Cleartrade Exchange to launch new global trading platform

London, 30 March 2015

David Briggs, Chief Technology Officer, at Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX) talks to Commodities Now about how participants in traditional OTC cleared voice markets require increasingly sophisticated tools as they transition to electronic trading, how Cleartrade have tackled this issue with the launch... Read More...

Trafigura completes $5.3bn European credit facility

Geneva, 30 March 2015

Trafigura Beheer B.V. has successfully signed off its flagship European multi-currency syndicated revolving credit facilities (the “Facilities”) totalling USD5.3 billion. The Facilities, initially launched at USD4.25 billion, were very well received by invited banks and closed substantially... Read More...

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The ECB Merry-Go-Round

London, March 2015

The EU is also the closest it has ever been to breakup. We all know the old story: If you owe the bank 100,000 you have a problem. If you owe the bank 100 billion, the problem is no longer yours, but the bank’s.

Saudi Arabia’s crude dominance in Asia – A thing of the past

Singapore, 30 March 2015

In a recent report titled ‘Saudi Arabia’s crude dominance in Asia – A thing of the past?’ Wood Mackenzie points out that Saudi Arabia is taking steps to protect its market share in Asia - its largest market for crude oil exports. Saudi Arabia is forced to act as other crude suppliers have been making steady inroads in to Asia in the last few years reducing Saudi Arabia’s market... Read More...

IMAGE Driverless Cars Poised To Transform Automotive Industry

London, 27 March 2015

The newest Mercedes autonomous car looks like a car on the outside but like a lounge on the inside, with four swivel seats facing each other in a multimedia bubble of padded leather and walnut veneer. 


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