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Power & Energy Commodity News > Repsol eyes Canada as earnings double

Source: Financial Times, 24th July 2014

Spanish energy group beats forecasts with help of one-off gains, rise in refining margins and a stronger contribution from Gas Natural

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Power & Energy Commodity News > Ukraine gas deadlock poses threat to EU

Source: Financial Times, 24th July 2014

As a stand-off with Russia over price worsens after the downing of flight MH17 and regional violence flares, Europe’s gas supply is threatened

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Metals & Mining Commodity News > China gold demand falls by a fifth

Source: Financial Times, 24th July 2014

Demand from China, the world’s largest gold consumer, falls by nearly a fifth in the first half of 2014 as physical interest in bullion bars and coins wane due to rising prices

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Metals & Mining Commodity News > Mines lift iron ore output as prices fall

Source: Financial Times, 24th July 2014

Iron ore is under renewed pressure with the price of the key steelmaking ingredient falling for a sixth-straight session

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Technology & Commodity News > New Trends in Commodity Management

London, July 2014

Commodity markets are becoming more complex producing a huge amount of data. As such we find ourselves at an inflection point in the Commodity Management market that will see a generational shift from first-generation transaction systems to solutions that make management control and decision support a key element of the solution. Here, Guy Isherwood speaks with Manav Garg, CEO and Founder of Eka Software Solutions, a leader in Commodity Trade and Risk Management Software for his takeouts on this evolving marketplace.

Read more: New Trends in Commodity Management

Commodity News > Commodity Business Awards 2014: Nominations

London, July 2014

Celebrating their 5th anniversary, the Commodity Business Awards reward excellence throughout the commodity supply chain, in trading, risk management, structuring, finance, research, advisory, logistics, legal, and specialist technology ... and will be presented at London's Savoy Hotel on December 3rd.

The Commodity Business Awards: a Two-Stage Process

Stage 1: The first stage for NOMINATIONS and is now open. We ask commodity market practitioners and other relevant institutions to tell us which companies they believe deserve recognition and reward for advancing commodity business expertise in any of the listed CATEGORIES.

We welcome ALL NOMINATIONS. The majority are from companies who submit details of their own areas of expertise and achievement over the previous year.

Nominations close on September 22nd, 2014.

Stage 2: The second stage is for VOTING which is conducted exclusively online through this Commodity Business Awards website. Voting opens on September 22nd. Voting closes October 6th, 2014.

Commodities Now: The magazine for the traded commodity markets and your official publication for the Commodity Business Awards. Since 1997 we have been developing our expertise and market connections to provide commodity market professionals and the wider investment community with dedicated research and intelligence on the commodity complex. As well as the published magazine, our online presence – commodities– – provides updated news, key press releases, data, charts, research and reports dedicated to these markets.


The Commodity Business Awards are adjudicated by Commodities Now magazine and numerous market specialists together with votes cast. All correspondence associated with these awards should be addressed to:

Guy Isherwood: Publisher/Editor, Commodities Now magazine

T: + 44 (0) 1253 700 502

M: +44 7808 760 372

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Awards Ceremony 2014

We are delighted to be holding this year's awards Ceremony at London’s Savoy hotel ( on December 3rd. A fitting setting for this prestigious awards ceremony, now an established date in the industry calendar.

The evening will begin at 6.15pm with a Champagne and Canapé reception in The River Room followed by dinner and the ceremony in the Lancaster Room.

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The Commodity Business Awards were devised, and are the property of, Isherwood Production, publishers of Commodities Now.

All information in relation to these Commodity Business Awards is protected.

Metals & Mining Commodity News > Kazakhmys details plans to split up company

Source: Financial Times, 24th July 2014

Copper miner details split to raise profitability, involving cutting number of mines from 16 to five and slashing workforce from 53,000 to 10,000

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Power & Energy Commodity News > Russia-Ukraine deadlock over gas supply

Source: Financial Times, 24th July 2014

As political tensions between the two countries persist and violence flares, EU gas supply is threatened as a stalemate over pricing continues

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Power & Energy Commodity News > Oil majors file Colombia exploration bids

Source: Financial Times, 24th July 2014

Colombia’s government invited offers for a total 95 exploration blocks, receiving bids for 26 blocks, as it seek to develop unconventional deposits

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Power & Energy Commodity News > US crude prices gain on stocks reduction

Source: Financial Times, 24th July 2014

The advance followed figures from the Energy Information Administration, which showed inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma, fell by 1.45m barrels to a near six-year low of 18.8m barrels in the week ending July 18

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