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Tin industry to begin reporting on supply chain standards: ITRI

Major tin producers have agreed to begin reporting on compliance with a new code of conduct starting from third-quarter 2017, an industry body said, seeking to boost supply chain credentials ahead of new European rules on responsible sourcing of ore. Ten producers have signed up to the code, which will... continue reading

Contigo Adding Staff For Growth

Contigo tell me that they are adding staff, including a couple of more senior appointees, as they look to grow through 2017. One recent recruit is Paul Spencer who has joined as Head of Technology. Paul had previously worked as a Head of technical development since 2003 across varied markets... continue reading

Catching Up with Pioneer Solutions

I recently caught up with Hugo Stappers of Pioneer Solutions to discuss general market conditions and Pioneer’s recent activities. Hugo sees a stronger market coming into 2017 after a mid year slow down in 2016 as utilities and other entities in Europe focused on reorganisations, restructuring, and so on in... continue reading

In Retrospect, ETRM Was Probably The Wrong Abbreviation

A couple of decades ago, locked in mortal combat with another vendor in the early gas marketing, then power marketing, and then risk management software market, there were any number of terms around to describe the emerging CTRM software category. Energy Trading and Transaction Management (ETTM) was the one we... continue reading

DycoTrade Relation event… Enlightening

Dycotrade – End of March, DycoTrade hosted their 4th annual Relation event in The Hague. On March 30 and 31st the Scheveningen Kurhaus hotel was the perfect location for a big, beautiful, sunny day “at the beach”. Over 75 attendants joined us, local (Dutch) as well as representatives from the... continue reading

DataGenic extends its existing agreement with S&P Global Platts to distribute UAE’s Fujairah Oil Inventory Data

London, 12th April 2017 – DataGenic Ltd, the leading global provider of on premise and in-cloud Smart Commodity Data Management solutions and S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, are pleased to announce an extension to their existing partnership... continue reading

Grains piled on runways, parking lots, fields amid global glut

By P.J. Huffstutter and Karl Plume | CHICAGO Iowa farmer Karl Fox is drowning in corn. Reluctant to sell his harvest at today’s rock-bottom prices, he has stuffed storage bins at his property full and left more corn piled on the ground, covered with a tarp. He would rather risk... continue reading

Brady Invests For Growth

Brady PLC released its’ preliminary results on March 14th. 2016 saw the company increase revenues by 11% to 30.3m GBP (up 2% on a consistent currency basis), and grew recurring revenues by 24% while license revenues were down to 3.6m GBP to make a 500k GBP profit before exceptional items... continue reading

Business trumps politics as utilities back EU deal with Gazprom

By Gederts Gelzis and Alissa de Carbonnel | RIGA/BRUSSELS Some big utilities in eastern Europe are backing a proposed EU antitrust settlement with Russian state gas exporter Gazprom, increasing the chances of a deal that is opposed by countries striving to loosen the Kremlin’s grip over their energy sectors. The... continue reading

Three Trends In European ETRM

As we enter Q2 of 2017, three things seem to be apparent to me at any rate. They are as follows; Deals Are Smaller While I am hearing almost across the board that activity levels have picked up considerably, I think the average deal size is smaller. Higher costs and... continue reading

Big miners have trouble joining technology revolution

By Barbara Lewis and Zandi Shabalala | SANTIAGO/LONDON Mining companies chasing the kind of technological breakthroughs made long ago in the manufacture of cars and mobile phones have unveiled eye-catching innovations ranging from vast drills and remote-controlled trucks to second-by-second data analysis. Behind the scenes, however, there has so far... continue reading

ACT Commodities Group Selects Pioneer Solutions Trading & Risk Management Cloud Suite

Pioneer Solutions, a leading provider of commodity trading, risk management and environmental information system solutions, today announced that ACT Commodities Group (ACT) has selected its TRMTracker energy trading and risk management (ETRM) system to support the growth of ACT’s environmental commodities trading operations. ACT is one of the world’s leading... continue reading

Coal – A Lifetime Theme

I was reading a couple of Reuters articles this morning with interest about Coal and Trump’s rolling back of regulations and threats to walk away from the Paris Accord. It’s all very interesting and shows how complex the world actually is compared to Trump’s perhaps rather niave view of it.... continue reading

Trump declares end to ‘war on coal,’ but utilities aren’t listening

By Valerie Volcovici, Nichola Groom and Scott DiSavino | WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations, he said it would end America’s “war on coal”, usher in a new era of energy production and put miners back... continue reading

European Electricity Sector gears up for the Energy Transition – A Statement by EURELECTRIC

The European electricity sector believes that achieving the decarbonisation objectives agreed in the Paris Agreement is essential to guarantee the long-term sustainability of the global economy. EURELECTRIC’s members are committed to delivering a carbon neutral power supply in Europe by 2050, and to ensuring a competitively priced and reliable electricity... continue reading

A Never Ending Frustration

I think I probably write this article about once a year and always get a couple of people inquiring – “Is it us?”. Funnily enough, those that do the inquiring are often the best at responding and the most efficient software marketers too! It’s CTRM Sourcebook time and that means... continue reading

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