Tag Archives: banks

October 16, 2013

The essential role of banks for physical commodities

A new report reiterates that commodity producers, suppliers and end-users need banks to finance projects and hedge their risks. Meetings between the European Institutions have restarted in Europe about the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) which aims to regulate, among other things, the functioning [&hellip…

July 31, 2013

Banks and commodity activities

A recent article in the Financial Times takes a hard look at some of the issues related to the commodity-related activities of major banks.  The piece is noteworthy for two reasons. First, it finds that there are some significant flaws in arguments used to support [&hellip…