Commodities white papers

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Below you will find a selection of commodities white papers covering the current issues and thinking by leading expert opinions and what to look out for in the future.

Commodities are marketable goods such as raw materials or agricultural products that can be bought or sold on an open market. These commodities are usually used in the initial stages of the production process to create other goods or services. The sale and purchase of commodities are based on speculation, meaning economic and environmental factors play a key part in the purchasing and sale of commodities.

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Launch of a new exchange

Company: APX-ENDEX

APX-ENDEX is on the verge of launching the world’s first wood pellets exchange later this year. The company’s product manager, Sipke Veer, explains what motivated the development of the exchange and the benefits it will bring. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 06 September 2011 | Type: Article

Taking the leap into smart energy markets

Company: Navita Systems

Many foreseen and unanticipated events are conspiring to push utilities, operators and producers critically closer towards smart energy preparedness. Navita Systems’ Anette Nordskog and Jo Morten Sletner discuss the move. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 04 August 2011 | Type: Article

Gold – A unique asset class

Company: State Street

Gold is unlike all other elements on earth. Human beings have been utilising gold as both a form of currency and an investment for thousands of years. It is durable and has excellent liquidity as one of the world’s deepest commodity markets, second only to oil. Gold offers investors an attractive VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 10 June 2011 | Type: Article

Janelle Matharoo

Company: Standard Bank

For Standard Bank, operating in the commodities business is not about the next profitable transaction, it’s about solutions to problems that its clients face daily. Janelle Matharoo, global head of energy sales & trading, talks to Energy Risk. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 18 February 2011 | Type: Article

Hard markets for softs? The case for holistic risk management in agricultural commodity markets

Company: OpenLink

Extreme market risk is hardly new for manufacturers, merchants and end-users in the agricultural commodity markets. Heightened commodity price volatility directly and indirectly affects profitability, which then complicates purchasing, budgeting and other strategic business decision-making. During VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 10 January 2011 | Type: Article

Market change – slow but certain

Company: Navita Systems

As the European Union’s (EU's) Carbon Market Initiative nears implementation of Phase III, Navita Systems’ Anette Nordskog discusses the recent developments in the carbon market, along with the practical and technological challenges it faces. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 01 December 2010 | Type: Article

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Hedging commodity exposure

Company: BNP Paribas

Speaking at Energy Risk Asia, BNP Paribas’ head of Commodity Derivatives for Asia Pacific, Frederic Hervouet, discussed hedging strategies, products and commodity exposure at mining and resource companies. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 02 November 2010 | Type: Article

Building on lessons learned

Company: Standard Bank

With African roots and a presence in 17 African countries and 33 countries worldwide, Standard Bank has been working with commodities clients since 1994. In 2006, the bank hired Janelle Matharoo as managing director, global head of energy sales & trading, to help grow the business. He talks to VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 02 November 2010 | Type: Article

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Commodities investment – know your options, manage your risks

Company: Standard Chartered

Events over the past three years have generated extreme levels of volatility in the commodities arena.In this article, Standard Chartered provides companies and investors with some keen advice on hedging against these sharp moves, and the clear advantages of commodities investment over the long VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 16 June 2010 | Type: Article

New technology is changing the way companies manage ETRM software

Company: Pioneer Solutions

Pioneer Solutions’ president, Uday Baral, discusses how the needs of ETRM users are being met by the dynamic and efficient service his company offers. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 06 May 2010 | Type: Article

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