Tag Archive: Commodities

US dollar still on the defensive as raw materials drop in price

In Nordine Naam’s weekly forex blog for FX-MM, Natixis’ Senior Forex Analyst discusses the impact of the downturn in commodity prices on the US dollar. Despite the optimistic tone of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement, the US dollar weakened slightly last week. This was due, in large part, to the downturn in price of raw materials. …

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Natixis’ Abhishek Deshpande sheds light on OPEC’s oil production freeze in The Economist

Following the decision taken by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) in November to cut production by 1.2m barrels a day – the first agreed cut since 2008 – Abhishek Deshpande, Natixis’ senior oil analyst, offered his oil market forecast to The Economist. While some speculators believe the production freeze marks the beginning of …

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Natixis’ Abhishek Deshpande discusses the oil market’s reaction to Trump’s victory on Bloomberg TV

As markets adapt to Donald Trump’s shock presidential victory, one key area of interest is the consequences for the global oil markets. Natixis’ chief oil analyst, Abhishek Deshpande, offered his views on the president-elect’s potential oil market impact to Bloomberg TV. “Given Trump is pro-fossil fuels, and pro-U.S. fossil fuels, in particular, it is likely …

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BNY Mellon and FX-MM host commodity trade focused roundtable in Geneva

Geneva is renowned for its rich trading history dating back to the 15th century. Yet, persistently low global commodity prices, combined with Switzerland’s negative interest rates, have made these particularly challenging times for this nerve-centre of trade. To coincide with the venue for Sibos 2016, BNY Mellon and FX-MM gathered together a number of Swiss …

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Specialist press cover Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s joint Maritime event

The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s (SOAN) joint event “The Future of the Maritime Industry in Nigeria” at Marlborough House on 28th September was featured in All About Shipping, Hellenic Shipping News, Oil, Gas and Shipping Magazine, Marine Link, This Day and Marine Network. Investors, business leaders …

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Natixis’ Abhishek Deshpande scoops The Petroleum Economist’s energy executive of the year award

Natixis’ senior oil analyst, Abhishek Deshpande has been named The Petroleum Economist’s “2016 Energy Executive of the Year”. Judged by industry leaders – including former OPEC Secretary General, Abdalla El- Badri and former BP executive, Lord John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley – The Petroleum Economist Awards acknowledge the individuals, as well as organisations and …

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Commerzbank’s new report on Sub-Saharan Africa makes its mark on the specialist press

Commerzbank has released a major new study on trade and economic prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report, ‘Tackling the Headwinds after the Economic Turnaround’, shows that after a promising decade – marked by strong economic growth of around 5% per year, underpinned by booming trade in raw materials and inflows of foreign capital to infrastructure projects – …

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Natixis’ metal analyst, Bernard Dahdah, forecasts weak demand for gold in TFR

 Over the decades, central banks’ attitudes towards gold ownership have shifted in tune with transformations to the world’s monetary system and economic downturns. Writing for Trade and Forfaiting Review, Natixis’ metals analyst, Bernard Dahdah, analyses gold demand in light of myriad global phenomena including the financial crisis, rising demand from new markets such as China …

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In Global Trade Review, Commerzbank’s Robert von Oldershausen discusses the key developments in the Chilean economy and what it means for its banking landscape

In the latest edition of specialist commerce magazine, Global Trade Review, Commerzbank’s Robert von Oldershausen, senior relationship manager for FI Latin America, offers his insights on the Chilean economy. The article, ‘Chile’s Balancing Act‘, notes that the export-dependent country is struggling in the face of low commodity prices and weak demand in global markets – particularly for …

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Writing for The BRICS Post, Commerzbank’s Alexander Rost sees great things for India’s exporting future

In an exclusive opinion piece for specialist publication, The BRICS Post, Alexander Rost, Commerzbank’s regional head for the subcontinent and ASEAN countries, explores the successes of the Indian economy, and argues that it could reach new heights by expanding the profile of its export trade. Rost notes that, as a member of the ‘BRICS’ group …

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