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Commodity News > 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 & Co discussed the challenges posed by the differing attitudes towards enforcement by the UK and US governments.

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Metals & Mining Commodity News > 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 the supply of new gold and scrap during the year.  While demand is forecast to outstrip new gold plus scrap supply in 2014, the market is expected to be closer to fundamental balance than last year.

Power & Energy Commodity News > 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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Power & Energy Commodity News > Ambani’s Reliance in gasfield legal spat

Source: Financial Times, 17th April 2014

Industrial conglomerate led by Indian billionaire has issued a legal notice against the authors of a book that accuses company of ‘crony capitalism’

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Metals & Mining Commodity News > Miners team up for rival Osisko offer

Source: Financial Times, 16th April 2014

Fight to control the coveted Malartic mine in Quebec intensifies after Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold team up in an attempt to trump Goldcorp’s bid

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Power & Energy Commodity News > Gunvor well placed to weather political storm

Source: Financial Times, 16th April 2014

The US sanctions against Russia led to bond panic, but the world’s fourth-largest oil trader is now on a drive to restore confidence

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Power & Energy Commodity News > Gunvor’s earnings rise by a quarter

Source: Financial Times, 16th April 2014

Oil trader puts success down to expansion away from its Russian oil trading stronghold, different commodities, and investing in refineries and mines

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Power & Energy Commodity News > BHP production forecasts fuel payout hope

Source: Financial Times, 16th April 2014

Mining group reiterates its pursuit of ‘structural solution’ as it announces that output of coal and iron ore are set to exceed its previous estimates

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Agriculture & Softs News > Archer Daniels Midland abandons sale of cocoa unit

Source: Financial Times, 15th April 2014

The agribusiness is looking to sell its chocolate factories after a dispute over price scuppered the sale of its cocoa division to Cargill

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Agriculture & Softs News > ADM abandons sale of cocoa unit

Source: Financial Times, 15th April 2014

The agribusiness is looking to sell its chocolate factories after a dispute over price scuppered the sale of its cocoa division to Cargill

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