Author: David Ford

Futurisation of the OTC market

Futurisation of the OTC market   The world of derivatives, particularly over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, is in a state of change. Prior to the 2008 financial crisis the derivative world consisted of: the OTC markets which traded bi-lateral, customised swap and

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Sleepwalking into the next energy price spike

  Sleep walking into the next energy price spike  OPEC’s decision to leave its production target at 30 million barrels a day for the next six months, with the proviso that it is prepared to take steps to ensure that

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China’s Energy Pricing

While all the recent headlines about oil and refined products have been regarding OPEC’s inability to agree an increase in production and the IEA’s decision to release 60 million barrels from its strategic reserve, a far more important announcement, with

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Crude and gasoline prices

With crude prices at over $115 per barrel and gasoline in the US at near record levels, it is hardly surprising that yet again the International Energy Agency (IEA) is calling on OPEC to increase production and that US Senators

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