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The Regulation of Commodity Markets: Part One

September 1, 2016
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Liz Bossley and Valerie Pivkina

Commodity markets have been caught in the cross fire of the battle, declared at the 2008 G20[1] Finance Ministers’ Summit, to restore global growth, strengthen the international financial system and reform international financial institutions following the banking crisis.

The meltdown witnessed in […]

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Take Your Partners for the Producers’ Two-Step

March 31, 2016
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My last blog (See “Producers, strapped for cash? What are your Options?”)  looked at a trading strategy for producers to manage cash flow associated with a low absolute price of oil, i.e. to hedge the height of the forward oil curve, A. See Chart 1.This blog […]

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Producers, Strapped for Cash? What are your options?

March 15, 2016
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I have spent a lot of time recently with oil producers who, with some notable exceptions, are very gloomy indeed.

Anyone who reads my blogs or books knows that I have never forecast oil prices and I don’t intend to start now. The oil price is fundamentally […]

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When Does Maintaining Confidentiality become Market Abuse?

December 22, 2015
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On 25th November 2015 there was an agreement between the European Parliament and the European Council on the regulation of benchmarks[1], including oil benchmarks. On 17th December 2015 the price reporting agency, Platts, held a meeting to discuss, among other things, the future make-up of the […]

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