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Smarter operations in gas markets: SunGard

London, 14 May 2013

The natural gas market is undergoing rapid change, fueled by abundant natural gas supply, improved recovery technologies and lower gas prices. While this change will offer substantial opportunity for gas producers, traders, and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) merchants, the complexity of this evolving global market will require market participants to adapt their business models to manage new risks, implement smarter more efficient operations and develop agility for global growth.

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South African platinum output at 11-year low

Source: Financial Times, 13th May 2013

Supplies hit by wild cat strikes and labour unrest as demand from carmakers and technology groups is sluggish

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South African platinum output at 11 year low

Source: Financial Times, 13th May 2013

Supplies hit by wild cat strikes and labour unrest as demand from carmakers and technology groups is sluggish

Read the full article on FT.com

Royce Corp selects Brady for Integrated Metal TRM

Brady plc, a leading supplier of trading and risk management solutions for metals, recycling, energy and soft commodities, has announced that Royce Corporation, a US-based international trading company, has selected Brady to handle its trading, risk management and logistics processes.

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Commodity Technology Advisory appoints Dr. Gary M. Vasey as Partner

London, 2 May 2013

Commodity Technology Advisory is pleased to announce that Dr. Gary M. Vasey is joining the firm as a full partner and co-managing director with the company’s founder, Mr. Patrick Reames, to bring some 60-years of combined experience in commodity trading and technology markets to clients of the company.

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Comcore has been officially launched

London, 23 April 2013

Vienna-based ComFin Software have just launched their newly-branded product called Comcore.  Comcore is in essence a logical redevelopment of the well-known TheBulldog based on a new architecture - .NET framework with a SQL Server back-end and Integrated Reporting. Using a similar data structure as TheBulldog, the front-end and processing has been completely redesigned to enhance ease of use and performance; thus empowering usability.  The result is a user interface which is highly user-friendly with some nice features built-in to easily access, gather, analyze and view business-critical data. 

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Margarita Louis-Dreyfus lifts stake in trader

Source: Financial Times, 22nd April 2013

Family trust Akira, the leading shareholder, increases its control over trading house’s holding company to 65% after buying shares from family members

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AEMO selects Trayport’s GlobalVision exchange trading system

London, 22 April 2013

Trayport, a leading provider of energy trading solutions to traders, brokers and exchanges worldwide, today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). AEMO will use Trayport’s GlobalVision Exchange Trading System (ETS) to support trading in the new Australian gas hub.

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Eka acquires leading energy specialist EnCompass Technologies

London, 19 April 2013

Eka Software Solutions, a global provider of advanced commodities and energy trading and risk management technologies (CTRM & ETRM), today announced that it has acquired EnCompass Technologies, based in Calgary, Canada. Established in 1993, EnCompass is the premier provider of a fully-integrated, multi-commodity and FX transaction management system, covering the entire transaction lifecycle, from capture through confirmation, operations, settlement and risk management.

Read more: Eka acquires leading energy specialist EnCompass Technologies

Kid gloves approach for Swiss regulation

Source: Financial Times, 8th April 2013

Why did the Swiss government put on kid gloves to review the country's giant physical commodities trading industry?

The real answer lies buried deep in the official report that Bern published last month: a survey by the country’s finance department which highlights the significant loss of attractiveness to traders that Switzerland potentially faces in the next five years.

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