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Record crop production and falling oil prices drive increased food affordability

London, 29 January 2015

Results from the latest Global Food Security Index (GFSI) quarterly price adjustment update reveal that food affordability improved in nearly 75% of countries in September through November 2014 largely because of a 2.8% decline in global food prices, which have reached a four-year low.

TrailStone goes live with MDX Technology

London, 29 January 2015

Real-time market data solutions specialist, MDX Technology (MDXT), and TrailStone, a global commodities logistics and trading company, today announced that TrailStone has gone live with MDXT’s enterprise data sharing solution for curve management, MDXT Collaborate.


CP-Desk Launches Web-based CP-Vault

Dubai, 29 January 2015

CP-Desk, a business unit of The Marcura Group that provides charter party administration services for brokers, owners and charterers, today officially announced the launch of their CP-Vault (TM) platform. CP-Vault offers brokers and charterers an easy-to-use online solution that digitally... Read More...

Commodity Market Reports

China energy demand must be reviewed due to fundamental economic changes

Singapore, 29 January 2015

Wood Mackenzie says 2014 was a significant year for China as economic rebalancing led demand growth - for a range of major energy commodities - and GDP growth decoupled significantly for the first time. Over the past two decades, commodity demand growth had maintained relatively proportionate annual increases to GDP growth.

OSCO publishes final report on risk mitigation standards for non-centrally cleared OTC derivatives

London, 28 Janaury 2015

The International Organization of Securities Commissions today published the final report Risk Mitigation Standards for Non-centrally Cleared OTC Derivatives, which sets out nine standards aimed at mitigating the risks in the non-centrally cleared OTC derivatives markets.

Is the Price Right? A survey on commodity benchmark pricing

London, January 2015

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, it was inevitable that regulators would turn their attention to benchmarks given their importance to the proper functioning of markets and the systemic risk that price manipulation poses for the global economy.


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