Commodities

Commodity news and insights from the Alternative Asset team

One of Europe’s largest asset managers is planning to launch Europe’s first mutual fund based on bitcoin, building on the market’s growing interest in cryptocurrency. Tobam, a Paris-based investment bank that currently has around $9 billion (£6.8 billion) of assets under management, will soon launch an unregulated bitcoin fund that

The CEO of Chinese state-controlled mining firm MMG has stated that the nation is "hungry" for new investment in the mining sector, with the company set to be one of the main sources of funding. MMG Ltd, the international mining arm of state-owned China Minmetals Corp, has been selected as

canada investment

Canada has been ranked the world's fifth best investment destination thanks to improving macro economic indicators and growing optimism, according to a new survey of business executives. Commissioned by accounting firm Ernst & Young, the Canadian Capital Confidence Barometer survey is the second consecutive study to rank Canada among the

copper prices

Copper and other metal prices have risen following the release of strong economic data from the US, according to data from the London Metal Exchange. Figures show copper prices were up 0.53 per cent at $5,613 per metric ton in trading last week, while the price of gold continued its

oil pipeline

Oil prices have come close to their highest levels in nearly a month following statistics that show there has been an unexpected rise in US inventories. According to new government data, US crude stockpiles rose by 1.6 million barrels at the start of April as refineries produced significantly more oil.

Industrial profits from firms in China surged almost 32 per cent in the first two months of 2017, marking the fastest pace in almost six years, as commodities including coal and iron ore grew higher. According to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics, total industrial profits over the first

Oil Rig

The oil and gas industry will turn cash flow positive for the first time in three years – as long as OPEC production cuts drive oil prices above $55 a barrel. A new report from the respected energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie suggests the sector is close to recovery after being

OPEC

Oil prices have seen a marked rise in the wake of a brave new move by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to slash production. Prices increased by almost nine per cent as a result of the OPEC decision, with Brent Oil and West Texas Crude Oil both

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabian Oil, (Saudi Aramco) Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil giant, has promised to make a major investment into oil facilities and related projects between now and 2025, despite the current weak oil prices. The company has confirmed that it will carry on expanding its production capacity and facilities, making clear

Coking coal plant

The outlook for the commodities sector could finally be beginning to look more positive following five years of annual declines – and investors are indeed drifting back into the sector. According to Barclays' latest research, the commodities sector enjoyed a solid pattern of investment inflows between January and August of