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Crude Pressure?

The world has adequate supplies of crude oil despite OPEC’s recent assessment that market for crude will be undersupplied by ~0.4 million barrels per day in 2018. U.S. crude production climbed in March to 10.47 million barrels... continue reading

CTRM As An Ecosystem

CTRMRadio episode 4 is now out in which we discuss CTRM as an ecosystem with Neil Palmer of Beacon, Gareth Phillips and Libby Koehn of Brady, and Michael Hinton of Allegro. You can hear the podcast below…... continue reading

EU Internet Copyright Law Rejected

Members of the European Parliament today rejected a copyright law in its current form that would have had an impact on sites like ours and sparked a wikipedia... continue reading

Post-GDPR Marketing

As everyone will know, GDPR, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, came into force on the 25th May of this year. ComTech took all steps necessary in an attempt to comply with the regulation as did most... continue reading

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Powel to contribute to energy smart cities through EU-funded consortium +CityxChange

EU’s Horizon 2020 has awarded the +CityxChange project a grant worth 22 million Euros as a Smart City... continue reading

World’s oil cushion could be stretched to the limit, IEA warns

LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s oil supply cushion could be stretched to the limit due to prolonged outages, supporting prices and threatening demand... continue reading

Commodities Fell on Rising Production and Global Trade Tensions

NEW YORK, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Commodities fell in June as the production of agricultural commodities increased, while rising trade tensions among... continue reading

ConsenSys and Open Mineral Join Forces to Launch New Ethereum Platform Minerac With the Objective of Fundamentally Changing the Way Minerals and Metals Are Traded

NEW YORK, July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Blockchain venture studio ConsenSys and cloud-based metal concentrates exchange Open Mineral,... continue reading

Videos

Matt Bush – Bus. Dev. Director, Brady plc

In this episode of Conversations with Leaders in CTRM Technology, Dr. Gary Vasey visits with Mr. Matt Bush, business development director of Brady plc. Mr. Bush discusses the impact of digitalization on the market and Brady’s clients, Brady’s differentiators and his views of what makes for a good vendor/client relationship.

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Blog

Crude Pressure?

The world has adequate supplies of crude oil despite OPEC’s recent assessment that market for crude will be undersupplied by ~0.4 million barrels per day in 2018. U.S. crude production climbed in March to 10.47 million barrels per day, a monthly record, data from the Energy Information Administration shows and U.S. drillers continue to add rigs reaching the highest levels of activity since early in 2015. On paper at least, the world is still oversupplied and prices should be falling. However, geopolitical uncertainty and events are setting up for pressure on crude prices despite President Trump’s tweeting about OPEC and high prices. Perhaps the most significant impact is the Trump administrations return to sanctions on Iran. According to the State Department, companies buying Iranian crude must cut all exports by November or themselves face sanctions. This news... continue reading

CTRM As An Ecosystem

CTRMRadio episode 4 is now out in which we discuss CTRM as an ecosystem with Neil Palmer of Beacon, Gareth Phillips and Libby Koehn of Brady, and Michael Hinton of Allegro. You can hear the podcast below… What is an ecosystem? What has facilitated the move to the concept of an ecosystem? What are the pros and cons of such an approach and more.... continue reading

EU Internet Copyright Law Rejected

Published 5 July 2018

Members of the European Parliament today rejected a copyright law in its current form that would have had... continue reading

Post-GDPR Marketing

Published 3 July 2018

As everyone will know, GDPR, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, came into force on the 25th May of this... continue reading

Drillinginfo’s Energy Disruptors Summit – Examining Today’s Toughest Energy Issues in a Beautiful Setting

Published 29 June 2018

I had the opportunity to participate in Drillinginfo’s 2018 Energy Disruptors Summit... continue reading

The Era of Uncertainty

Published 26 June 2018

Things are always uncertain to some extent – especially in the commodities world where unexpected outages, industrial action, accidents and... continue reading

Make Your Opinion Count!

Published 21 June 2018

I’m hard at work writing up the Disruptive Technology study report while also thinking about the vendor perception study. If... continue reading

CubeLogic Closes Four Major Deals

Published 18 June 2018

The last time I spoke with Lee Campbell, CEO of CubeLogic, he told me that CubeLogic had doubled... continue reading

North Korea – A Guest Blog by David Calmonson

Published 15 June 2018

I thought that may get your attention. I was thinking more about a North Career summit – i.e.... continue reading

European Energy…

Published 13 June 2018

I’m here in Budapest attending the ETCSEE Conference. It seems well attended and the morning sessions were interesting. I’m writing... continue reading

News

Powel to contribute to energy smart cities through EU-funded consortium +CityxChange

EU’s Horizon 2020 has awarded the +CityxChange project a grant worth 22 million Euros as a Smart City lighthouse project. Powel is a partner in the consortium, which over the next five years will develop a series of demonstration projects on how to become “smart positive energy cities”. The Lighthouse cities are Trondheim, Norway and Limerick, Ireland with follower cities in five EU countries. Powel will contribute with software solutions for local energy market trade and system operation. The +CityxChange project will demonstrate local and flexible energy systems in smart cities. Trondheim and Limerick will together with five follower cities implement and demonstrate solutions to help districts generate more energy than is consumed. Knowledge sharing... continue reading

World’s oil cushion could be stretched to the limit, IEA warns

LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s oil supply cushion could be stretched to the limit due to prolonged outages, supporting prices and threatening demand growth, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday. The expected drop in Iranian crude exports this year due to renewed U.S. sanctions, coupled with a decline in Venezuela’s production and outages in Libya, Canada and the North Sea have driven oil prices to their highest since 2014 in recent weeks. OPEC and other key producers including Russia responded to the tightness by easing a supply-cut agreement, with Saudi Arabia vowing to support the market as U.S. President Donald Trump accused the group of pushing prices higher. The Paris-based IEA said in its... continue reading

Commodities Fell on Rising Production and Global Trade Tensions

Published 11 July 2018

NEW YORK, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Commodities fell in June as the production of agricultural commodities increased,... continue reading

Aspect Enterprise Solutions Welcomes New Partner SINGA Associates, Expands CTRM Expertise

Published 10 July 2018

Aspect Enterprise Solutions, a division of ION, and SINGA Associates have announced... continue reading

The fallout in commodities from the U.S.-China Trade war: what’s at stake

Published 6 July 2018

BEIJING (Reuters) by Josephine Mason – Washington imposed tariffs on $34 billion... continue reading

What the failed Glencore-Tohoku coal talks mean for the market

Published 5 July 2018

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Electric utilities in Japan and other Asian countries are driving blind when it comes to... continue reading

Oil climbs on Libya force majeure, Canada outage

Published 2 July 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Tuesday after Libya declared force majeure on some of its crude... continue reading

ProCom solution for power plant optimization boosts energy efficiency in vehicle construction

Published 2 July 2018

Aachen-based consultancy ProCom supplies deployment schedules for energy optimization in the Leipzig... continue reading

Happy Birthday Singular Point

Published 29 June 2018

Today, Singular Point celebrates its second birthday and the company is extremely satisfied with its development during its... continue reading

Interview Corner

FIS Looks to Leverage Products into Energy & Commodities

Published 26 June 2018

ComTech Advisory: FIS Energy & Commodities is just a part of a larger group of products and business units offering trading and risk products that... continue reading

Brady’s Product Strategy and Direction – Interview with Ms. Libby Koehn, Chief Product Office, Brady PLC

Published 3 April 2018

Ms. Libby Koehn joined Brady PLC recently as Chief Product Officer. We asked her about Brady’s strategy, products and views on market developments. ComTech Advisory:... continue reading

An Interview with Rich Jefferson, Commodities COO at Beacon

Published 27 March 2018

Comtech recently had the opportunity to visit with Mr. Rich Jefferson, Commodities COO at Beacon to get his thoughts about Beacon Growing Rapidly and Finding... continue reading

FIS Gear Up to Launch Multiple Product Strategy into Commodities

Published 20 February 2018

Commodity Technology Advisory asks Dr. Markus Seiser, COO, FIS Energy, about FIS’s strategy and plans for Energy & Commodities ComTech Advisory: FIS now markets its... continue reading

Interview with Metafused

Published 1 February 2018

ComTech Advisory: What is Metafused and what does it offer? Madhuban Kumar: Metafused’s platform provides automated AI predictions for financial services and increases their efficiencies... continue reading

Capco’s Energy Practice post-FIS – A Conversation with the Leadership Team

Published 4 December 2017

FIS announced their intention to spin-off the company’s Capco consulting business in May of this year. With the transaction completed in August, we recently visited... continue reading

Commodity Markets – A Headhunter’s View

Published 8 November 2017

ComTechAdvisory: Given all of the turmoil in commodity markets this last year or so, how has the job market been impacted? James Richmond: The markets... continue reading

Trends in Technology

Published 12 July 2017

ComTechAdvisory: What is Contigo seeing in terms of uptake of the ETRM in cloud and what are the benefits of such an approach? Adrian Bullock:... continue reading

Industry Voices

Trading Re-imagined – How Digitization is Reshaping the Commodity Trading Industry

The Commodity Trading industry is on the cusp of transformation – and Digitization is at the heart of the change. By Cyrus Dadachanji, Partner, Midstream... continue reading

Brexit: Passporting aside – regulatory considerations for firms providing investment services

Sophie Crisp, Manager, Risk and Compliance | 15 Jul 2016 Since the Brexit result, the focus for many has been on firms maintaining passporting rights... continue reading

The latest trends in near shoring / Human Capital

At a recent gathering of CIO’s from some of the commodities traders it became clear that ‘near shoring’ is again the flavor of the month.... continue reading

REMIT Reporting is nearly done – can we now forget about European regulation?

There are now only a few days to go until the second, and final, reporting deadline under REMIT, on 7th April. From that date, all... continue reading

The nu-clear Future

Researched and written by Paul Cassar of MJMEnergy Ltd – http://www.mjmenergy.com “Opponents of nuclear misread the science. It is safe and reliable. The challenge, as... continue reading

Key CTRM Recruitment Findings

Commoditas Partners has published its key CTRM Recruitment findings based on data collected through interviews with hiring managers of leading trading and investment companies, system... continue reading

CTRM Recruitment update with Carl Vellenoweth of Commoditas Partners

Spike in LNG CTRM skills Over the last 18 months there’s been an increasing number of multi-national and national oil companies setting up trading hubs,... continue reading

Iron Ore: swapping the physical for the paper trade

By Ami Katschinski, Trayport’s Head of Global Commodities, offers his views on the future of the global iron ore market The iron ore markets have... continue reading

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