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First Trades of New Physically Delivered Cocoa Futures Contract on CME Europe

London, 31 March 2015


CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the first trades of its new Physically Delivered Cocoa futures contract (contract code CCP), which were launched yesterday on its European exchange, CME Europe.

S&P GSCI Gold and Silver Inverse Indices Launched

New York, 31 March 2015

S&P Dow Jones Indices (“S&P DJI”), one of the world’s leading providers of financial market indices, announced today the launch of two new indices: S&P GSCI Gold Inverse and S&P GSCI Silver Inverse. The two indices seek to provide the inverse returns... Read More...

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.


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The return of the patient investor

London, 31 March 2015

In a recent speech, the Chief Economist of the Bank of England, Andrew Haldane, raises the question as to whether the global economy is sitting at the cusp of a period of secular innovation (the optimist view) or secular stagnation (the pessimist view).

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...

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