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Agriculture & Softs Reports > Macquarie Agri-view: March MacPI update

London, 3 March 2015

The Macquarie agricultural commodity price index (MacPI) moved higher in February, adding 2.7% MoM. We had expected another decline.

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Metals & Mining Commodity Reports > Annual World nonferrous Exploration Trends 2015

London, 3 March 2015

The latest World Exploration Trends report from SNL Metals & Mining reveals mining companies responded to the poor market conditions with a sharp reduction in their exploration activity. The result was a 26% decline in worldwide nonferrous metals exploration budgets in 2014, compared with the previous year.

 

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Top 15 Trends in the Energy & Environment Markets in 2015

London, 3 March 2015

Frost & Sullivan's predictions of the innovations that will have an impact on these sectors.

Will oil prices continue to fall? Could the lower price threaten investment in renewable energy? Will LED lighting go mainstream? Will desalination make a comeback? There is no doubt that this is an interesting time for the Energy and Environment markets, with many important and disruptive innovations taking place. Frost & Sullivan has identified the top 15 trends that will impact these two sectors in 2015. 

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Commodity Portfolio Management Research & Reports > Commodity flows boosted by price falls

London, March 2015

Early 2015 has brought a marked pickup in investor interest in commodities, boosting inflows to almost $5bn, their highest in more than two years, and sharply reversing a period of consistent monthly outflows from commodity investments dating back to September 2014, according to Barclays Research.

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Which world markets to look at for oil investment in 2015?

London, 2 March 2015

Low oil prices in 2015 have worried some economists despite the boost they’ve given to other industrial sectors, but everyone knows the price can’t stay this low. Oil is a dwindling resource, and even as the world shifts toward green energy, the many different uses it can be put to means it is guaranteed to be saleable. That’s why many investors are looking at the low prices as an opportunity. If you want to join them, where should you be looking to put your money?

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Agriculture & Softs Reports > CLTX to launch new Fertiliser initiative

London, February 2015

The ability to manage price risk in the fertiliser market is not a new one; OTC and cleared derivatives contracts have been available for a number of years. However, growth in market volumes has accelerated in recent years, mainly due to increased price volatility since the financial crisis of 2008. In addition to this, the events of 2008 have also created a legacy of new global regulations. Of these, it is the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that has had the largest effect on the US centric fertiliser derivative market.

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Metals & Mining Commodity Reports > Metals: buyers and sellers to play a waiting game

London, 26 February 2015

There will be weak momentum in the metals deals market in 2015 according to a new report from PwC. The report,Metals Deals: Forging ahead, predicts that, as in 2014, the lack of convincing, strong and sustainable growth in the global economy will keep metals deals in a low gear, or even stalling in some parts of the world. 

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Agriculture & Softs Reports > Reducing food waste could save $300 billion a year

London, 26 February 2015

Reducing consumer food waste could save between US$120 and 300 billion per year by 2030 according to a new report by WRAP (The Waste & Resources Action Programme) and the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. To achieve this would require a 20-50% reduction in consumer food waste.

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > ENTSO-E Policy Paper on Cross-Border Participation to Capacity Mechanisms

London 24 February 2015

This ENTSO-E policy paper focuses on the compatibility of national capacity mechanisms and on the design of cross-border participation solutions, presenting both the underlying guiding principles and concrete recommendations. One of the key conclusions is the need for close coordination between all involved parties in neighbouring states to ensure that national capacity mechanisms, where introduced, take into account and reward the effective contribution of foreign generation or demand response, while preserving the integrity of the electricity target model. Governments, regulators, TSOs, and also power exchanges and market parties for some aspects, need to contribute to the design of cross-border participation, where possible on a regional basis.

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Study: Splitting the German power market increases cost of power supply

Leipzig, 245 February 2015

EEX and EPEX SPOT have jointly published a study entitled “Economic efficiency analysis of introducing smaller bidding zones” and presented the results in Berlin today. Both exchanges have asked the energy policy consultancy Consentec to conduct this analysis, in order to provide quantitative insights for the current discussion regarding a potential split of the German-Austrian bidding zone.

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