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London Metal Exchange cuts deal with banks to propel gold futures

By Peter Hobson | LONDON The London Metal Exchange has reached a 50:50 revenue-sharing deal with a company founded by a group of banks to promote trade in its new gold futures contracts, sources said, aiming to overcome market scepticism surrounding their launch in June. Usually, exchanges merely consult potential... continue reading

Intertek and Generation 10 Collaborate for Cocoa Sustainability

London, UK, 22nd February, 2017: Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide and Generation 10, a provider of cloud-based traceability and risk management solutions, are pleased to announce their new farm sustainability audit and analytics platform. This progressive web application addresses the challenging issue of data collection and... continue reading

Aspect Comes of Age

The last couple of years have not been exactly stellar when it comes to the fortunes of CTRM software vendors. In fact, I think it is probably accurate to say, they have been difficult. Commodity prices collapsed, buyers cut budgets, and were meanwhile inundated with sweeping regulatory demands – particularly... continue reading

Oil rises towards top of recent trading range as OPEC cuts output

By Christopher Johnson | LONDON Oil rose on Tuesday after exchange data showed hedge funds placing record bets on North Sea and U.S. crude as OPEC production cuts tightened supply. Benchmark Brent futures LCOc1 were up 50 cents at $56.58 a barrel by 0930 GMT. U.S. light crude CLc1 was... continue reading

DataGenic launches real-time curve builder application

Next generation forward curve application capable of building millions of customised real-time curves each day. London, UK – 20th February 2017: DataGenic, the leading global provider of on premise and in-cloud Smart Commodity Data Management solutions, today announced the launch of its latest forward curve application: Genic CurveBuilder RTTM. This... continue reading

A Single European Market With A Single ETRM Solution?

I often have to field the question regarding ETRM software for European power and related commodities. What is the best commercial solution? The answer isn’t easy. European power markets have developed over time primarily as regional markets within countries or areas like the Nordics. As each market evolved and grew,... continue reading

U.S. export market access hurt by lack of traceability

by Barbara Duckworth NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The American goal to increase beef exports is hampered by lack of a comprehensive traceability system, experts say. 
 More exports are a key priority in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association strategic plan, with the $6.6 billion market in China considered the most desirable.
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As U.S. shale oil activity surges, sand could be in short supply

By Jarrett Renshaw | NEW YORK Demand for frac sand has surged in recent weeks as U.S. producers rush back to the oil patch, stoking concern that supplies of the key component of drilling may not be able to keep up with demand later this year, industry professionals said. The... continue reading

Emissions Trading System: European parliament vote marks major step towards reaching agreement

The European Parliament yesterday adopted its position in support of the Commission proposal for the revision of the Emissions Trading System Directive for the period after 2021. The vote concludes a year of intensive deliberations and paves the way for negotiations with the Council. Heads of State and governments agreed... continue reading

Aspect And BJSS Partner To Bring Technology Transformation To Commodities Trading Firms

UK – February 16, 2016 – BJSS, the award-winning delivery-focused IT consultancy, and Aspect, the leading provider of cloud commodity trading and risk management solutions, today announced a strategic partnership. The companies will guide commodities trading houses in best practices and processes through implementation and integration of AspectCTRM, Aspect’s flagship... continue reading

Is It Time To Replace?

In my experience, replacing E/CTRM software isn’t something that users do lightly – if at all – until they are forced to do so. The problem is that even though the software may no longer be supported by a vendor, even though it is all held together with sticky tape... continue reading

Are Spreadsheets Ever The Right Solution?

I had a briefing this morning from Contigo and one of the topics that came up in the discussion was the use of spreadsheets. It’s a truism that almost all trading firms utilize spreadsheets somewhere in their operations. A recent survey ComTech undertook for a study sponsored by Generation 10... continue reading

Oil rises as OPEC-led output cuts trim oversupply

By Christopher Johnson | LONDON Oil strengthened slightly on Tuesday, supported by an OPEC-led effort to cut output while rising production elsewhere kept prices within the narrow ranges that have contained them so far this year. Brent crude LCOc1 was 55 cents higher at $56.14 a barrel by 1220 GMT.... continue reading

LME’s Chamberlain favorite to take wheel of metals juggernaut

By Pratima Desai LONDON – Acting head Matt Chamberlain is fast emerging as the frontrunner to permanently take the reins at the London Metal Exchange, with industry insiders saying he has the skills, experience and knowledge to resolve a conflict with members and grow volumes. Sources close to the matter... continue reading

RCMA Group continue to deploy Generation 10’s CTRM trade and traceability platform to more commodities

Generation 10 add RCMA Coffee division onto their cloud-based commodity trade, risk and logistics management (CTRM) and data analytics platform, G10 Commodity Manager. Generation 10, a provider of cloud-based commodity supply chain and fintech solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of RCMA Coffee division onto their CTRM and data... continue reading

White House eying executive order targeting ‘conflict minerals’ rule – sources

By Sarah N. Lynch and Emily Stephenson | WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is planning to issue an executive order targeting a controversial Dodd-Frank rule that requires companies to disclose whether their products contain “conflict minerals” from a war-torn part of Africa, according to sources familiar with the administration’s thinking. Reuters... continue reading

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