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Insight Blog

The essential perspective on global commodities


25 Jan 2021

Commodity Tracker: 5 charts to watch this week

Global corn prices hit new highs on uncertainty around crop sizes, while cobalt hydroxide prices are also seeing bullish movements on supply concerns, in this week's pick of energy and raw materials trends. Plus, European gas storage, South Korean coal imports and clean tanker rates on the UKC-Baltic route. 1

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21 Jan 2021

Insight Conversation: Christyan Malek, JP Morgan

Christyan Malek, JP Morgan's head of oil and gas spoke to S&P Global Platts associate editorial director, Paul Hickin, about oil price risk, the evolution of the US shale sector, and the outcomes of Saudi Arabia's strategy to balance the global oil market

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20 Jan 2021
  • Commodity
  • Oil

Oil markets watch the virus-vaccine tug-of-war

As the race between humans and virus gathers pace, the oil markets can only watch this tug-of-war between rapidly spreading COVID-19 and a patchy vaccine deployment playing out. The world watched rather euphorically when governments began approving vaccines last month, but the persistent spread of the virus since has cast a shadow over the outlook for 2021, though most analysts are optimistic that humans will take the lead in this race in the second half of the year, if not...

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  • Commodity
  • Oil
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