Barclays said on Tuesday that it has closed its power trading desks in London and New York, joining a string of global investment banks that are paring down their commodity market activities as increased regulations bite.
JPMorgan could fetch at least $2bn for its commodities unit after it received bids from Blackstone Group, Macquarie Group and Mercuria Energy Group, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Governments need to deter oil speculators, set aside reserves of crude oil and take steps urgently to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels in order to escape price volatility that undermines stable economic growth, according to a report co-authored by one of Britain's top scientists.
Barclays won an order by a federal judge putting on hold a $488m fine for allegedly gaming U.S. energy markets while the bank challenges a lawsuit by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
George Soros is worried about China, and we should take note. The hedge fund boss, who built his fortune betting on the world's money markets, is concerned that 20 years of rapid growth is about to run out of steam.
BP has won permission to drill in the clear waters off Greenland, just three and a half years after abandoning similar plans to apply for a licence in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon blowout.
Deutsche Bank has now closed its iron ore swaps business as part of an overall strategy to get out of physical commodities and maintain only a limited presence in commodity derivatives.
ABN Amro plans to add commodity staff next year in Asia where its trade-finance business is growing as China increases consumption of energy and metals.
Jobs will go.
November brought more bad news for believers in the eternal power of gold: the commodity saw its sharpest monthly price fall since June.
Sad to report the death of a colourful character.
It's already been a tough week for job losses, and here's another firm said axing staff.
London's financial sector was last night bracing itself for another official investigation into alleged price-fixing following reports that a US regulator is considering launching an inquiry into the City's gold and silver markets.