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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...

Gold retail investment up 31% in 2013, jewellery up 18%

London, 17 April 2014

Thomson Reuters today released the 2014 edition of the GFMS Gold Survey.  Now in its 47th iteration, this year’s Survey identifies physical demand (including official sector purchases) at an all-time high in 2013 of 4,957 tonnes, a 15% increase over 2012 and some 703 tonnes higher than... Read More...

Schlumberger optimistic on oil spending

Source: Financial Times, 17th April 2014

Oil services company’s first-quarter revenues are hit by bad weather but it says ‘fundamentals of the global economic recovery remain intact’

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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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