Ag & Industrial Minerals

Nimble Singapore bunker market swiftly adjusts to IMO 2020

The Singapore bunker market recorded its highest monthly sales volume for the year in December 2019, and uptake of low sulfur bunker fuel finally brought some optimism back into the market as it falls in line with IMO 2020. The International Maritime Organization’s global sulfur cap, which kicked ...

339 Startup Failure Post-Mortems

Of his many failed experiments, Thomas Edison once said: “I have learned fifty thousand ways it cannot be done and therefore I am fifty thousand times nearer the final successful experiment.” In the spirit of failure, we dug into the data on startup death and found that 70% of upstart tech comp ...

Commodity Tracker: 7 charts to watch this week

This week’s pick of energy and commodity market trends kicks off with EU biofuels demand prospects and a window of opportunity for Australian crude oil grades. US and European gas market dynamics and Brazilian corn prices are also in the sights of S&P Global Platts news editors this week. 1. Ren ...

Reading the tea leaves: China and commodities in 2020

China’s voracious demand for commodities and energy continued unabated in 2019 despite a slowing economy and uncertain external environment. But what will be on the agenda in 2020 as the economy, environment and energy security come into greater focus? Here are are some key trends to watch over t ...

Commodity Tracker: 5 charts to watch this week

In this week’s pick of energy and commodities trends, European wind generation storms into 2020 and oil refiners in Asia and Europe feel the impact of US-Iran tensions. Plus, S&P GSCI index performance in 2019 reveals investors’ darlings among commodities.  1. European wind charge sweeps away ...

The crude oil spectrum: Platts periodic table of oil

The global oil market is brimming with a smorgasbord of crudes, from the Canadian tar sands extracted with the help of steam and sand, to the lightest US condensates whose color mirrors a glass of fine white wine. Each crude stream possesses its own unique characteristics, and when refined yields v ...

Business Breakfast with OANDA on Jazz FM

On this morning’s Business Breakfast, OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam joins Nick Howard at Jazz FM to discuss the major market headlines. This morning they discuss the US and Iran as the conflict quickly de-escalates, UK retailers as BRC reports the first annual decline in 25 years, Eur ...

Uncut Gems is a Personal Finance Movie!

Subscribe to The Compound! On a new edition of What Are Your Thoughts, Josh Brown and Michael Batnick discuss the hottest topics in finance and investing: * Is there any such thing as the optimal time to rebalance your portfolio? * Is Instagram ad targeting weirding you out or doing you a favor? * V ...

Russia dominates global wheat trade. Will its exports continue to grow?

Over the past two decades Russia has managed to move from a net importer of wheat to a net exporter, displacing the EU to become the largest exporter in the 2016-17 marketing season, and continuing to lead since. Increasing planted area and higher quality of the grain produced ought to support expo ...

Source and scale are biggest challenges as hydrogen interest grows

Hydrogen is a fuel for the future, but its use is already well established. In order to harness its full potential to decarbonize energy systems and create a real hydrogen economy, industry and governments will need to scale up investments to move the market forward, write Jeffrey McDonald and Andr ...