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Agriculture & Softs Reports > Investment and innovation required to meet food demand

London, 28 July 2014

A survey on food and agri-businesses by global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright, entitled Risks and opportunities in a changing global market, reveals that the fundamentals of supply and demand are causing concern. Increasing consumption in emerging markets, climate change and natural disasters affecting supply, and urbanisation in emerging markets leading to a decline in the agricultural workforce are seen as significant factors.

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Agriculture & Softs Reports > Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies

Cambridge, Mass, July 2014

Many studies have shown the potential for global climate change to cut food supplies. But these studies have, for the most part, ignored the interactions between increasing temperature and air pollution — specifically ozone pollution, which is known to damage crops.

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Investigating Earthquakes in Fracking Regions

London, July 2014

The idea that recent sequential earthquake activity, particularly in Ohio and Oklahoma, is related to hydraulic fracking and water disposal operations is gaining traction in some key drilling states - Black & Veatch.

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Commodity Portfolio Management Research & Reports > Regulatory Ruins? The Aftermath of a Financial Crisis

London, July 2014

The balancing act between financial stability and economic growth is a delicate matter but, asks Anthony Perrotta, TABB Group principal and head of fixed income research, in new commentary just published, has regulation and intervention into the financial markets gone too far?

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Environmental Markets & Commodities Reports > Commission’s 2030 Energy efficiency target to lower carbon price

London, July 2014

The energy efficiency framework that has been outlined by the European Commission will lower European carbon prices if not compensated by the implementation of the Market Stability Reserve, according to the Point Carbon team at Thomson Reuters.

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Technology & Commodity Reports > Five Big Issues in Commodity Management

London, July 2014

As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus noted, the only thing constant is change; and most certainly change is a constant characteristic of the commodity markets. Having closely watched these markets develop over the past two decades or so, the extent and the rapidity of change has been remarkable – and the current situation is certainly no different: By Dr. Gary M. Vasey & Patrick Reames.

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Metals & Mining Commodity Reports > Fewer new discoveries, slower development weigh on gold industry

London, July 2014

SNL Metals & Mining: In light of declining discovery rates and a longer time to advance a discovery to production, the gold industry's future ability to replace production through large discoveries is in doubt. Analysis suggests that discoveries made since 1999 might eventually only replace half of the gold produced over the same period.

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Environmental Markets & Commodities Reports > Australia needs to avoid climate policy vacuum

Melbourne, 17 July 2014

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is disappointed that Australia’s policymakers failed to adopt reforms to bring market pricing and global linkages to the Carbon Pricing Mechanism (CPM).  By simply repealing the CPM without broader reforms, political leaders created a policy vacuum.



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Technology & Commodity Reports > Unstuck In the Middle

London, July 2014

Disintermediation is coming to the energy value chain. Companies must prepare for the risks that arise as the ‘middle man’ begins to dissappear. By Ray Hood.

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Technology & Commodity Reports > A Simple Solution to EMIR Compliance: Brady Regulatory Reporting

London, July 2014

Since 12th February 2014, the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) has defined the way in which Financial Counterparties and Non-Financial Counterparties (NFCs) report derivative transactions.

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