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Geneva, 19 March 2018 - This 5th edition of our annual Commodities magazine focuses on the new business models and technologies reshaping the outlook for the physical commodity trading industry at the global scale.

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The EU’s General Data Protection regulation (GDPR) will enter into force on 25 May 2018. Swiss-based companies holding data on EU nationals will have to comply. GDPR confers individuals a number of rights and organisations seeking to be in compliance with the new rules will have to implement a number of actions that are described in the document prepared by STSA.
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The new regulatory framework for financial and commodity derivatives entered into force on 1st January 2016. With the gradual phase-in of obligations for market participants, it is essential that commodity trading firms actively prepare for full implementation.
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Gain a better undertand how physical commodity trading firms play a crucial role in helping economies transition to cleaner fuels. As global oil products markets constantly evolve to meet new quality specifications or simply respond to demand patterns driven by technology or regulation, traders allow countries to avoid high transitional costs when adopting cleaner technologies.
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The global shipping industry is undergoing a radical transition towards lower pollutant emissions, a reduction in CO2 emissions and greater efficiency. New regulatory frameworks introduced by the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) and local bodies such as the EU are set to have a decisive impact on the bunker fuel industry.
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The commodity trading industry in Switzerland is at a turning point and there are many challenges to be faced. Through positive engagement with the authorities and a commitment to dialogue with all stakeholders and the general public, STSA is confident that the industry is fit to meet these challenges and ensure the strength of the Swiss commodity trading hub well into the future.
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Speculation, the cause for high food prices?
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Swiss and UE bury the hatchet in the fiscal debate: Where are we now?
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The Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Act: An important milestone in the regulatory framework applying to commodity trading

Commodities magazine (past editions)

Enjoy in-depth coverage of the trends and topics shaping the global commodity trading industry with our annual Commodities magazine - in association with L'AGEFI

Commodities 2017 - Along a turbulent path
Commodities 2017 - Along a turbulent path
Download the 4th edition of Commodities, which brings together contributions and insights from some of the industry's leading experts. Produced in partnership with the SRIC and L'AGEFI.
Commodities 2016 Through Booms and Busts
Commodities 2016 Through Booms and Busts
Download the 3rd edition of Commodities, which brings together contributions and insights from some of the industry's leading experts. Produced in partnership with the SRIC and L'AGEFI.
Commodities 2015 Beyond national boundaries
Commodities 2015 Beyond national boundaries
Download the 2nd edition of Commodities, which brings together contributions and insights from some of the industry's leading experts. Produced in partnership with L'AGEFI.
Indices 2014 Commodities, the industry at a turning point
Indices 2014 Commodities, the industry at a turning point
Download the 1st edition of Indices/Commodities, which brings together contributions and insights from some of the industry's leading experts. Produced in partnership with L'AGEFI.

Bibliography & reference publications


Reference books for aspiring commodity traders and students:

Looking to gain a historical perspective on commodity trading ? Try some of the following books to discover the fascinating world of early commodity trading firms.

Are you looking for some of the industry's leading publications on commodity trading? Here are a few examples of reports that could be of interest.

Reference books for students and shipping industry professionals: