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Commodities Focus

Apr 29, 2020

Europe is slowly coming out of lockdown and steel mills in Southern Europe can gradually ramp up production again.

The steel market is however still far away from a healthy supply and demand balance - with prices dipping and production cuts remaining in place across most of Europe's steelmakers.

Laura Varriale talks to...

Apr 28, 2020

Supply and demand in the global vegetable oils markets have both shifted in response to the coronavirus crisis, resulting in increasingly complex and unpredictable price trends. Robert Beaman talks to George Duke and Piero Carello about how production and consumption have changed in Asia, while Rowan Staden-Coats looks...

Apr 24, 2020

Pandemic oil demand destruction has converted clean products tankers into offshore storage containers as onshore storage is approaching tank top. Forced floating storage as a result of discharge problems has the products tanker markets buzzing arguably at a faster pace at present than their larger sisters on the...

Apr 22, 2020

Coal markets are giving way to the coronavirus pandemic as cascaded demand and international government regulations left producers presented with the complex decision to slash supply. Sarah Matthews discusses the situation with EMEA coal market specialist Joseph Clarke, Asia market specialist Fred Wang and Jenny Ma, and...

Apr 21, 2020

California is showing significant power price drops as a result oversupply, congestion and decreasing demand, with renewable curtailments increasing.