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Well, that was fast…

Coming out of the election, almost everyone I know was wondering if Trump’s pre-election platform positions on energy... continue reading

A Kilowatt for Your Thoughts…

“A kilowatt for your thoughts dear…”, said Jane Smith as her husband peered intently at a 3D holo-advertisement for the latest model of the Hover SUV 550.  John... continue reading

CIO Article Asks Traceability Questions

I just found an interesting article in CIO magazine for December that although its a sponsored article, asks some interesting questions about ERP systems in the Food and... continue reading

Allegro enjoys a successful 2016 despite a challenging market

I was in Dallas recently to meet with Allegro’s senior management team for a briefing on the company’s recent activities, their 2016 results... continue reading

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London Metal Exchange CEO resigns after a difficult year

By Pratima Desai and Michelle Price | LONDON Lower trading volumes and a lack of strategy created a crisis that led to the... continue reading

U.S. shale oil and gas sector surges back to life: Kemp

By John Kemp | LONDON The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in the United States has recorded the largest one-week... continue reading

Top banks’ fourth-quarter commodities revenue jumps 20-25 percent: report

Commodities-related revenue at the 12 biggest investment banks rebounded in the fourth quarter due to stronger activity in... continue reading

CME Group suspends trading in European cocoa contracts

Jan 23 CME Group Inc will suspend trading in all CME Europe cocoa contracts starting with the May 2017 contract, the company said... continue reading

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Well, that was fast…

Coming out of the election, almost everyone I know was wondering if Trump’s pre-election platform positions on energy policy would come to fruition.  Well, whether you like him and his policies or not, you do have to say that early indications are that he appears to be a man of his word…this is from Bloomberg this morning: President Donald Trump intends to take action today to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, according to a person familiar with the matter. TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline was rejected under former President Barack Obama, and Energy Transfer Partners LP’s $3.8 billion Dakota Access project was stalled when the Obama administration halted work on in on land near Lake Oahe in North Dakota amid protests by Native American groups. The moves, taken on Trump’s fourth full day in... continue reading

A Kilowatt for Your Thoughts…

“A kilowatt for your thoughts dear…”, said Jane Smith as her husband peered intently at a 3D holo-advertisement for the latest model of the Hover SUV 550.  John Smith waved for his wife to come see his dream vehicle.  “Look sweetheart, it’s only 500 kWh a month!” he exclaimed.  Rolling her eyes, she shook her head and replied in an exasperated voice.  “John Hubertus Smith, you know very well I said no new car until Sally’s nano-braces are done.  The dentist is charging us almost 200 kWh a month until her teeth are straight.” John sighed and tapped his virtual tablet floating in the air next to him.  “But we’ve got nearly 10,000 kWh in our battery bank at the credit union”, he whined in a bid to bring her around to having that shiny new SUV... continue reading

CIO Article Asks Traceability Questions

Published 18 January 2017 - I just found an interesting article in CIO magazine for December that although its a sponsored article, asks... continue reading

Allegro enjoys a successful 2016 despite a challenging market

Published 13 January 2017 - I was in Dallas recently to meet with Allegro’s senior management team for a briefing on the company’s... continue reading

Russia Engaged in Anti-Fracking Campaigns?

Published 10 January 2017 - Hidden inside the recent report on Russian meddling in the US election is something rather interesting. In fact,... continue reading

Beacon – A cloud-based financial platform comprising trading and risk tools

Published 9 January 2017 - Just before Christmas, I had a demonstration from a company called Beacon.... continue reading

Traceability May Be The Hot Issue For 2017

Published 6 January 2017 - Traceability is rapidly becoming or is already a major issue for many commodities. The widely accepted definition of... continue reading

The Obama Administration’s parting shot at the bald eagle

Published 5 January 2017 - As I’ve mentioned it this blog before, I enjoy getting out and shooting photographs of birds and wildlife. ... continue reading

Attention Consultants and Integrators!

Published 4 January 2017 - The list of consulting firms and Integrators offering services in and around CTRM software will be updated between... continue reading

Happy New Year!

Published 3 January 2017 - We wish all of our readers a Happy and prosperous New Year!... continue reading

News

London Metal Exchange CEO resigns after a difficult year

By Pratima Desai and Michelle Price | LONDON Lower trading volumes and a lack of strategy created a crisis that led to the resignation of London Metal Exchange Chief Executive Garry Jones after three years at the helm of the world’s largest and oldest metals market, metal industry sources say. Parent company Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEx) said on Monday that Jones was leaving the LME, but did not give a reason. The LME declined to comment. Jones was appointed in August 2013 and his departure follows that of Chief Operating Officer Stuart Sloan late last year. Problems at the 140-year old exchange helped depress profits at Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd (HKEx). It paid $2.2 billion for the LME in 2012. HKEx reports... continue reading

U.S. shale oil and gas sector surges back to life: Kemp

By John Kemp | LONDON The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in the United States has recorded the largest one-week increase for over five years, confirming a rapid upturn is now underway. The number of active oil and gas rigs jumped by 35 to 694 last week, according to oilfield services company Baker Hughes (tmsnrt.rs/2jSM39f). Some of the increase may have been due to catch-up effects since the rig count unexpectedly declined by six the previous week. The average across the two weeks was in line with the recent trend. But there is no denying a rapid and sustained upturn is now underway which could pose challenges for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and for shale drillers themselves. The total number of... continue reading

Top banks’ fourth-quarter commodities revenue jumps 20-25 percent: report

Published 23 January 2017 - Commodities-related revenue at the 12 biggest investment banks rebounded in the fourth... continue reading

CME Group suspends trading in European cocoa contracts

Published 23 January 2017 - Jan 23 CME Group Inc will suspend trading in all CME Europe cocoa contracts starting with the May... continue reading

‘Dubai Effect’ Takes AspectCTRM Over Middle East Sales Target Line

Published 20 January 2017 - January 20, 2016 The city of Dubai is the backdrop against which... continue reading

Bulgaria, Macedonia discuss coupling of day-ahead power markets

Published 20 January 2017 - SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 19 – The Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IBEX) said it is discussing with representatives of... continue reading

Big Oil back on the acquisition trail as outlook brightens

Published 19 January 2017 - By Ron Bousso | LONDON The world’s top oil companies are back in acquisition mode, targeting smaller exploration... continue reading

OPEC output cuts under scrutiny as market tightens: IEA

Published 19 January 2017 - By Christopher Johnson | LONDON World oil markets are slowly tightening as demand rises while investors wait to... continue reading

ZE Implements Risk Management Solution for SHV Gas Supply & Risk Management SAS

Published 18 January 2017 - RICHMOND, B.C., Canada — ZE PowerGroup Inc. (“ZE”), the developer of the... continue reading

As OPEC Acts on New Year’s Resolution, U.S. Shale Pumps Away

Published 16 January 2017 - (Bloomberg) by Jessica Summers – U.S. shale is getting in the way of a New Year’s resolution by... continue reading

Industry Voices

Well, that was fast…

Coming out of the election, almost everyone I know was wondering if Trump’s pre-election platform positions on energy policy would come to fruition.  Well, whether... 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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