Opalesque Commodities Briefing » Trading Platforms http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:03:38 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.5.1 en Rise of the algos rattles commodity traders http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144189 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144189#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2016 23:03:52 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144189 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144189>Article Link</a> Growing price transparency and algorithmic-led trading is transforming trading. When Michael Farmer, founding partner of metals hedge fund Red Kite, this week blasted high-frequency traders who use powerful computers to execute orders at ultrafast speeds, he spoke for many in the commodities world. (more…)

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New European metal trade platform for spot delivery launched http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144167 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144167#comments Wed, 02 Nov 2016 23:13:50 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144167 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144167>Article Link</a> A new trading platform for buying and selling of base metals for immediate physical delivery was launched in October by German company Metalprodex GmbH, with the most initial trading liquidity in aluminum and lead, the company’s head said. (more…)

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Commodity traders must go digital or face extinction http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144078 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144078#comments Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:12:07 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144078 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144078>Article Link</a> As commodity margins flat-line, the number of traders will shrink as existing trading firms consolidate and digital rivals emerge, U.S. consultancy Oliver Wyman said in its annual commodity trading report. (more…)

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New platform set for the trading of commodities http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143909 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143909#comments Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:21:30 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143909 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143909>Article Link</a> Shanghai will open a pilot online cross-border commodities financial services platform in the Free Trade Zone in February, using electronic warrants and digitalized technology. The platform has already signed up well-known names, including MasterCard, Singapore’s DBS Bank, Malaysia-based CIMB Bank, Bank of Shanghai and local payment provider ValuePay. (more…)

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London gold market boosts transparency with new platform http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143872 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143872#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:20:01 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143872 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143872>Article Link</a> In 2017 physical gold trades by LBMA members will be reported to a platform run by Boat Services. The London Bullion Market Association, which oversees the city’s $5tn gold market, has named the financial technology firms that will run its electronic platform in an effort to bolster trading transparency for the precious metal. (more…)

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HKEX to Introduce Qianhai Commodities Platform, Headed by Guo Xiaoli http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143861 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143861#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:17:15 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143861 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143861>Article Link</a> Guo Xiaoli will serve as the new Chief Executive of the upcoming Qianhai commodity-trading platform. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has introduced its Qianhai commodities platform, which will help the group compete with other global exchanges, simultaneously servicing a clientele in Mainland China, according to an HKEX statement. (more…)

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Low-Code Development Pays Off For Commodities Exchange http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143669 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143669#comments Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:37:16 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143669 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143669>Article Link</a> The CME Group, owner and operator of the world’s largest derivatives marketplaces, has moved to a low-code platform for business process management. Commodities trading is fast-paced, highly regulated, and critical to the economy. CME Group owns and operates the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the largest options and futures trading exchange in the world, along with the Chicago Board of Trade, the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), and COMEX. (more…)

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Commodities exchange gets trading system upgrade http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143526 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143526#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:30:54 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143526 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143526>Article Link</a> The Tokyo Commodity Exchange on Tuesday put into operation a new trading system that includes extended hours to permit trading at times when economic data is announced. It will also facilitate higher-speed transactions. It is the first such upgrade for the exchange since May 2009, aiming to improve convenience for investors and reinvigorate the sluggish commodity futures market. (more…)

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Barclays says conducts first blockchain-based trade-finance deal http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143355 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143355#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:29:56 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143355 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143355>Article Link</a> Barclays and an Israel-based start-up company have carried out what they say is the world’s first trade transaction using blockchain technology, cutting a process that normally takes between seven and 10 days to less than four hours. (more…)

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Keeping up with high-frequency traders http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143295 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143295#comments Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:10:06 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143295 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143295>Article Link</a> Market regulators charged with overseeing orderly trading are fighting a losing battle when it comes to keeping up with super fast technology. Modern trading can take place in barely comprehendible measurements of time. Banks and high-frequency traders often boast of executing orders on stocks and futures exchanges in milliseconds, or thousandths of a second. (more…)

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Metalprodex to launch global physical metal spot trading platform http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=142687 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=142687#comments Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:08:54 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=142687 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=142687>Article Link</a> A new global spot physical metal trading platform called Metalprodex will launch in September, managing director Janko Linhart told FastMarkets. Headquartered in Germany, it has been developed to allow the quick purchase and sale of physical metal. (more…)

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U.S. derivatives regulator rethinks algorithmic trading proposal http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=142116 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=142116#comments Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:45:28 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=142116 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=142116>Article Link</a> The U.S. derivatives regulator is rethinking parts of its proposal to regulate automated trading and looking into whether the rule could affect too many people, it said on Thursday. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, announcing it had reopened the public comment period on the rule through June 26, also said it is considering who should mitigate the risks of algorithmic trades and how the rule would apply when traders purchase their algorithms and systems. (more…)

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HKEX to establish national spot metals platform in China early next year, says official http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141963 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141963#comments Wed, 08 Jun 2016 02:45:21 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141963 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141963>Article Link</a> Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing, which owns the London Metal Exchange, the world’s largest metals bourse, plans to set up a national platform for spot metals trading in Qianhai, China to tap into the huge need among Chinese companies to diversify raw material supply sources and hedge exposure to price volatility, a top HKEX official said Tuesday. (more…)

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Hedge Funds Almost Double Currency Algo Trading, Greenwich Says http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141580 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141580#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 01:22:58 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141580 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141580>Article Link</a> Hedge funds almost doubled their use of algorithmic trading in the foreign-exchange market last year, according to Greenwich Associates. Sophisticated investors executed 61 percent of their currency trades via automated computer programs in 2015, up from 33 percent in 2014, the Stamford, Connecticut-based financial-services consulting firm said in a report. (more…)

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BSE, NSE fail to get nod for commodity trading platforms http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141359 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141359#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 01:33:10 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141359 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141359>Article Link</a> The Securities and Exchange Board of India or Sebi is creating a level playing field by restricting the entry of established players, says an expert. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has decided against allowing the two national stock exchanges to launch commodity trading platforms in the near term, said three people familiar with the development. (more…)

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Indian Regulator mulls single licence for equity, commodity brokers http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141044 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141044#comments Tue, 12 Apr 2016 03:41:32 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141044 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=141044>Article Link</a> The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is working on a plan to allow a single licence for equity and commodity brokers, a move that will help the broking community reduce costs. Though both security and commodity market intermediaries are now regulated by Sebi, following the absorption of Forward Markets Commission (FMC) into it, they still adhere to different guidelines and requirements. (more…)

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HKEx commodity platform in Shenzhen would be a breakthrough, if challenges can be surmounted http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=139935 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=139935#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 01:21:11 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=139935 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=139935>Article Link</a> First it was the accounting firms and financial companies, and now even Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is going north, seeking to open a platform on the mainland to expand its commodities business. But the local bourse may find the challenges bigger than expected. (more…)

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LBMA Looks to Modernise Gold Trading http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=138639 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=138639#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2015 03:21:31 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=138639 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=138639>Article Link</a> Change is brewing in London as the the LBMA – the association that oversees the world’s largest gold market – is looking at how best to modernise and improve over-the-counter gold trading. As members of the world’s gold industry meet this week at the LBMA’s annual conference in Vienna, their proposals are being sought on how to bring the gold trading in London up to date. (more…)

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Yuan now third most traded currency on EBS platform http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=138581 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=138581#comments Thu, 15 Oct 2015 00:17:39 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=138581 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=138581>Article Link</a> China’s currency is now the third most traded on the EBS platform, overtaking such pairs as the dollar-Swiss franc and euro-yen on one of the main independent venues where banks trade currencies. (more…)

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Chinese Commodity Exchange to Open Trade Platform for Silk Road Countries http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=138221 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=138221#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:13:06 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=138221 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=138221>Article Link</a> China’s so-called One Belt, One Road government economic framework was announced in 2013 to integrate favorable trade and investment conditions in Eurasia. The project includes two main components, the terrestrial Silk Road Economic Belt and the oceanic Maritime Silk Road. (more…)

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China launches new oil and gas trading platform - Xinhua http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=136993 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=136993#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:03:14 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=136993 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=136993>Article Link</a> A new trading platform for oil and gas was launched in China on Wednesday, state media reported, as the world’s largest energy consumer looks to extend its influence over global commodity pricing. The Shanghai Petroleum and Natural Gas Exchange (SHPGX), which is registered in the Shanghai free trade zone, will initially only handle natural gas transactions during a test run. (more…)

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India: Algorithmic trading in domestic commodities sees sharp spike http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=136978 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=136978#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:59:57 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=136978 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=136978>Article Link</a> The share of trading based on algorithms, or algo trading in popular parlance, has seen a sharp rise in domestic commodity markets, amid regulatory concerns on the volatility that such trading can bring to the markets. (more…)

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Currency-Trading Platform 360T Group Explores Sale http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=136528 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=136528#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 01:33:04 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=136528 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=136528>Article Link</a> Currency-trading platform 360T Group is exploring a sale of the company, in a deal that could fetch more than €600 million ($675 million), according to people familiar with the matter. The closely held company has attracted interest from a number of global-exchange and financial-data firms, the people said. (more…)

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Deutsche Börse connects commodities traders with new platform http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=134944 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=134944#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 01:06:19 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=134944 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=134944>Article Link</a> Deutsche Börse has signed a trio of commodities trading entities to use its new M7 trading platform, developed as part of a complete renewal of its trading infrastructure. (more…)

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BSE to foray into commodities trading with new platform http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=133441 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=133441#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:58:55 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=133441 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=133441>Article Link</a> Leading bourse BSE is planning to launch a separate platform for trading of various commodities to foray into commodity exchange business — currently dominated by two major players, MCX and NCDEX. A proposal in this regard has been approved by the board of BSE, which is the world’s largest stock exchange in terms of number of listed companies and holds top positions on various other counts. (more…)

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Is the Commodity Data Center Around the Corner? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=132416 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=132416#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:42:04 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=132416 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=132416>Article Link</a> The data center is changing. We have new methods of cooling, optimizing the data center and even the utilization of green energy through next-generation geothermal technologies. The insides of the data center and what goes into the rack has been changing as well. New platforms around consolidation, server technology and cloud computing are all impacting how we process and utilize resources. (more…)

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Eurex concentrates commodity trading on one platform http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=131162 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=131162#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:31:29 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=131162 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=131162>Article Link</a> The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and Eurex Exchange have decided to concentrate trading in agricultural derivatives within EEX, in which Eurex holds a majority stake of 63%. The move is set to give customers access to a large and standardised offering of commodity derivatives contracts via one platform. (more…)

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Bohai exchange’s new moly trading platform to boost price transparency, trade in China http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=130973 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=130973#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 00:41:52 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=130973 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=130973>Article Link</a> China’s Bohai Commodity Exchange, or BOCE, a government-backed online trading platform, has added molybdenum to its list of spot commodities, and this is expected to boost moly trade in the mainland and increase price transparency, industry sources said Thursday. (more…)

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Senators fret over high-frequency commodity trades http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=130751 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=130751#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 01:38:51 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=130751 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=130751>Article Link</a> Senators are fearful that high-frequency traders are getting an unfair advantage and endangering the stability of the U.S. futures market, the financial exchange for trades of commodities like corn and gold. But industry experts warn against rushing to impose new regulations. (more…)

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Impact of Algo trading on commodity exchanges http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=130709 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=130709#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 01:40:43 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=130709 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=130709>Article Link</a> High Frequency Trading (HFT), through systematic computer based algorithms by gauging market movements and eventually acting upon pre-defined protocols, has become a popular mode commodity derivatives trading. (more…)

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EBS starts precious metals trading on its EBS Direct platform http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=129294 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=129294#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 03:13:16 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=129294 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=129294>Article Link</a> EBS, ICAP’s electronic foreign exchange business, has launched precious metals trading on its EBS Direct platform, the markets operator said on Tuesday. (more…)

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BSE to launch currency derivative platform on Friday http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=128352 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=128352#comments Thu, 28 Nov 2013 01:16:54 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=128352 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=128352>Article Link</a> Premiere stock exchange BSE will launch its platform for trading in currency derivatives from Friday, making it the fourth bourse in the country to offer such trades. (more…)

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China launches second pilot carbon trading platform http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=128330 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=128330#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 01:30:17 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=128330 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=128330>Article Link</a> China launched its second pilot carbon trading platform on Tuesday in Shanghai, as the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases experiments with market-based systems for reducing pollution. (more…)

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How to hedge your risk through transparent trading on the currency futures platform http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=126295 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=126295#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 01:10:14 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=126295 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=126295>Article Link</a> The Indian currency market accounts for around 1% of the total world forex transactions, which stand at about $4 trillion on a daily basis. With the introduction of currency derivatives in 2008, the Indian market is poised for further growth by increasing its share in the world forex trade. (more…)

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Commodity trading floors not popular in Vietnam http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=125059 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=125059#comments Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:50:02 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=125059 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=125059>Article Link</a> In just a short time of operations, commodity trading floors in Vietnam have been facing continued difficulties with trading volume becoming less and less, with any solution still not in sight. (more…)

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Dubai’s DMCC launching Islamic commodity trade platform http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124686 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124686#comments Thu, 21 Mar 2013 03:42:56 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124686 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124686>Article Link</a> Dubai’s government-owned commodities centre is launching a sharia-compliant commodity trading platform which Islamic banks in the Gulf could use to manage their short-term fund flows. The Tradeflow platform developed by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) allows trading of warehouse receipts, which represent ownership of commodities stored at warehouses. (more…)

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US regulators probe high-speed traders for ‘wash trades’ http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124646 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124646#comments Tue, 19 Mar 2013 03:53:17 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124646 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124646>Article Link</a> U.S. futures regulators are looking into whether high-speed traders indulged in “wash trading,” a strategy in which they improperly buy and sell futures contracts without taking a position in the market, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the probes. (more…)

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FMC sets higher standards for algo members http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124581 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124581#comments Thu, 14 Mar 2013 01:36:29 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124581 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124581>Article Link</a> The BMC would give additional security to traders from situations such as the flash crash in the US market. The Forward Markets Commission (FMC), the commodity derivatives markets regulator, has levied base minimum capital (BMC) for algo members five times higher than that of normal manual members. Until now, minimum base capital was determined by individual exchanges based on the membership criteria. (more…)

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UCX to commence trading in April http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124476 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124476#comments Wed, 06 Mar 2013 03:19:17 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124476 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=124476>Article Link</a> India’s sixth nationwide commodity futures trading platform, Universal Comm-odity Exchange (UCX), is set to go live in April this year with at least 10 agri and non-agri commodities in its kitty. The exchange has enrolled a little 200 members for trading on its platform, which is awaiting the issuance of a unique trading code by the regulator, Forward Markets Comm-ission (FMC). (more…)

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China’s new gold exchange platform to bow http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=123240 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=123240#comments Mon, 03 Dec 2012 03:43:24 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=123240 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=123240>Article Link</a> China’s gold market could get a boost from the debut of interbank trading on Monday, with analysts saying the move will enable traders to swap bullion in larger amounts and heighten the appeal of the metal as an alternative investment class. (more…)

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Yuan steps into futures on Hong Kong platform http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=122139 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=122139#comments Wed, 19 Sep 2012 03:17:24 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=122139 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=122139>Article Link</a> China’s internationalization of the yuan, also called the renminbi, is gaining pace now that the operator of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has unveiled the world’s first deliverable offshore yuan futures. (more…)

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Does commodities floor trading have a future? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121982 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121982#comments Fri, 07 Sep 2012 01:42:30 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121982 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121982>Article Link</a> Once the beating heart of global energy markets, the Nymex trading floor now seems to be in its death throes. Alexander Osipovich asks how much longer open outcry has to live – and whether we should be sorry to see it go. (more…)

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China platform for rare earths unveiled http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121577 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121577#comments Thu, 09 Aug 2012 02:54:38 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121577 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121577>Article Link</a> China has formally unveiled on Wednesday a physical trading platform for rare earth metals. The rare earth trading platform, found in Baotou in north China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, was launched by Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (Group) Hi-Tech Co. along with nine other firms and institutions. (more…)

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China plans rare-earth trading platform http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121198 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121198#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2012 02:59:53 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121198 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121198>Article Link</a> China’s largest rare-earth producer plans to launch a trading platform, according to a company newsletter, in the nation’s latest attempt to exert more control over the pricing of the strategically important minerals. (more…)

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HKEx commodity trade platform eyed http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121094 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121094#comments Fri, 06 Jul 2012 04:36:32 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121094 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121094>Article Link</a> The Hong Kong stock exchange will launch a new platform offering commodity trading and settlement within the Asian time zone, Ronald Arculli, former chairman of the local bourse operator, said. (more…)

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SocGen launches metals trading platform‎ http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121047 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121047#comments Wed, 04 Jul 2012 03:41:10 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121047 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=121047>Article Link</a> French bank Societe Generale SA has launched an electronic trading platform focused on trading London Metal Exchange base metals futures, the category one ring dealing member of the exchange said Tuesday. (more…)

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PMEX: Commodity trading platform upgraded http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120931 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120931#comments Tue, 26 Jun 2012 03:27:55 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120931 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120931>Article Link</a> Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX), the country’s first commodity exchange in Pakistan, has signed an agreement with Catalyst IT Solutions to provide them with a technology platform whereby PMEX brokerage houses will be able to offer online trading platforms, mobile trading platforms and SMS alert services to their clients. (more…)

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Shanghai ready to realise its destiny as top commodity trading platform http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120512 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120512#comments Thu, 31 May 2012 03:49:29 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120512 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120512>Article Link</a> Shanghai’s futures exchange is another step closer to what is no doubt its intended role as the globe’s premier commodity trading platform. (more…)

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Singapore’s GlobalORE to launch iron ore trading platform Wednesday http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120487 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120487#comments Wed, 30 May 2012 02:52:06 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120487 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120487>Article Link</a> Singapore-based GlobalORE will launch its physical iron ore trading platform Wednesday as efforts to set up a price benchmark gather momentum. (more…)

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Virtual currency exchange ‘good idea’ yet tough to establish http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120482 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120482#comments Wed, 30 May 2012 02:51:03 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120482 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120482>Article Link</a> The concept of a virtual currency exchange, in which gamers can sign up with to trade their in-game currency with other types of virtual money as well as real-world ones, may see a “good idea”. However, it will be difficult to set up and flourish due to regulatory constraints and lack of game operators’ buy-in. (more…)

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USDA studying data releases as commodities trading hours expand http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120245 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120245#comments Tue, 15 May 2012 02:18:57 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120245 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120245>Article Link</a> The U.S. Department of Agriculture is studying procedures for releasing crop reports as exchanges add trading hours for corn, soybeans, wheat, soybean meal, soybean oil, oats and rough rice, Secretary Tom Vilsack said. (more…)

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Launch of European renewable energy market auctions http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120159 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120159#comments Wed, 09 May 2012 03:45:50 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120159 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120159>Article Link</a> STX Services BV, Europe’s leading voice and electronic broker in environmental based commodities, announced today that it has launched an electronic auction platform for the sale and purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (Guarantees of Origin (GoO)) relating to EU power consumption. (more…)

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China eyes upper hand in pricing with iron ore platform http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120138 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120138#comments Tue, 08 May 2012 04:41:16 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120138 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120138>Article Link</a> China’s first physical iron ore trading platform is set to debut on Tuesday, helping the world’s biggest buyer of the commodity boost its price-setting influence. (more…)

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India: Commodity Exchange and Warehousing System operational next year http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120133 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120133#comments Tue, 08 May 2012 04:40:05 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120133 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=120133>Article Link</a> The country’s long-awaited Commodity Exchange and Warehouse Receipt System will still not be fully operational until the middle of next year. (more…)

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Dubai commodities bourse plans trading platform for copper futures http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=119660 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=119660#comments Tue, 03 Apr 2012 01:37:06 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=119660 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=119660>Article Link</a> The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) is planning to launch a copper futures trading platform on the the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) in the “near future,” said Ahmad Bin Sulayem, DGCX’s chairman and head of DMCC. (more…)

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Court sets aside Sebi order denying licence to MCX-SX‎ http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=119368 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=119368#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2012 03:09:26 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=119368 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=119368>Article Link</a> The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to reconsider an application filed by MCX Stock Exchange (MCX – SX) to set up an equity trading platform. (more…)

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First primary trading platform for ETFs launches http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118998 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118998#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2012 01:39:25 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118998 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118998>Article Link</a> Japanese bank Nomura and Swiss interdealer broker Compagnie Financiere Tradition have launched the first electronic trading platform to allow investors to trade exchange-traded-funds directly on the primary market in real time. (more…)

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What crashed CME’s oil trading platform? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118962 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118962#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2012 01:42:49 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118962 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118962>Article Link</a> CME Group’s (CME) electronic oil trading platform, among the fastest in the world, crashed on Monday afternoon after being flooded by a surge of some 12,000 price quotes in the span of four minutes. (more…)

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RTS Realtime Systems connects to HKMEx http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118914 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118914#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 01:17:13 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118914 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118914>Article Link</a> RTS Realtime Systems Group, a leading global trading solutions provider, today announced that the company now offers market access to the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx), China’s international commodity marketplace. (more…)

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China launches physical iron ore trading platform http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118481 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118481#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2012 01:43:49 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118481 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=118481>Article Link</a> China launched its first physical iron ore trading platform Monday in Beijing in an effort to strengthen its pricing power of a commodity for which the nation is the world’s largest buyer. (more…)

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