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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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CME, Thomson Reuters win battle to replace century-old silver benchmark

London, July 2014

CME Group and Thomson Reuters will operate an electronic silver benchmark when the 117-year-old "fix" is disbanded in August, in a move widely seen preceding sweeping reforms of precious metals price-setting.

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Expansion into the commodities world: Bloomberg

London, 23 June 2014

From lean hogs to gold, the world of commodities is as vast as the world around us. On July 1, Bloomberg will take control of UBS’s leading commodity index, a diversified index that provides investors with exposure to the most widely followed commodities in the world. The index will be renamed from the “Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index” to the “Bloomberg Commodity Index”.

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ACER 2014 REMIT Report Confirms Continued Inquiries into Market Conduct

London, 23 June 2014

On Tuesday 10 June 2014, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) published its annual report (the REMIT Report) in connection with the Regulation on Wholesale Energy Markets Integrity and Transparency (REMIT).

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Oil sands and the Arctic continue to be the most expensive resources

London, June 2014

Rystad Energy estimates that oil sands and the Arctic continue to be the most expensive resources, with an average breakeven price of 75-80 $/boe. The attractiveness of the resources has declined over the past years, mainly as a result of the introduction of North American shale. The break-even price of NA shale is estimated at an average of 60-70 $/boe.

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Clients should increase their exposure to natural resources

London, 19 June 2014

Baring Asset Management reveals how nearly two in five intermediaries believe their clients should increase their exposure to natural resources and commodities, representing a significant increase from the last Barometer where a quarter backed an increase in exposure, and is the highest for almost three years.

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The World Cup and Economics 2014

London, 28 May 2014

In just under two weeks time the World Cup (that's football to our friends in America) begins. To celebrate this truly global occassion Goldman Sachs have issued their fifth edition of the World Cup and Economics, 2014. Some of the results are unsurprising buit this is an impressive analysis of the competition, the competitors and the likely outcomes ...

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Infrastructure as growth engine: Filling the investment gap

London, May 20145

The megatrends climate change, aging populations, digitalization and urbanization mean that, around the globe, more than EU 50 trillion will need to be invested over the coming decades to adapt infrastructure to the new challenges. Given the scale of the task, the public sector is unable to cope on its own, particularly with budget consolidation still top of the priority list in the wake of the financial crisis.

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Q1 2014 gold demand shows core fundamentals remain robust

London, 20 May 2014

The latest World Gold Council Gold Demand Trends report, which covers the period January-March 2014, shows a return to the long-term quarterly average demand trends established over the past 5 years. Following an exceptional year in 2013 gold demand in Q1 2014 was 1,074 tonnes (t), almost unchanged compared to the same period in 2013 - a clear demonstration that the fundamentals of the gold market remain robust.

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Asia-Pacific ETF assets under management could reach US$250 billion

London, 12 May 2014

Asia-Pacific ETF assets under management could reach US$250 billion by 2016, says BNY Mellon

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