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Sunday, 01 May 2016

Commodity Derivatives

ISDA AGM: New CSA for uncleared swaps

14 April 2016

ISDA has published a collateral agreement that aims to help derivatives users comply with new rules for margining of uncleared derivatives.

China delays foreign access to futures

IFR 2126 26 March to 1 April 2016

Shanghai’s International Energy Exchange has delayed the launch of the first futures contract designed to facilitate wider foreign investor access to China’s listed derivatives markets.

Oil reverts to volatility norms

IFR 2126 26 March to 1 April 2016

A sharp reduction in crude oil volatility levels and a flattening of the oil futures curve following recent gains in Brent crude and WTI oil prices point to a range-bound market over the near-term, analysts note.

Pump jack

As oil volatility settles in, experts point to range-bound market

23 March 2016

The sharp reduction in crude oil volatility levels and a flattening of the oil futures curve owing to recent gains in Brent crude and WTI oil prices point to a range-bound market over the near-term, analysts note.

Commodity short-covering runs course

IFR 2124 12 March to 18 March 2016

Share prices of global commodity-related companies pared back sharp gains earned in the first week of March as investors finished a round of short-covering and de-hedging that had propped up a sector lacking the fundamental support that would have been expected from such an extended run.