A look at some current issues facing energy and commodities traders
In recent years, physical energy and commodities trading has entered a new era of sophistication and scale. Changing global economic conditions are giving rise to exciting new opportunities, but also hazards. International trading houses - whether in oil, metals or soft commodities - are extending their reach and scope, while expanding control of supply chains. The expectation of stricter regulation, financing constraints, emergent resource nationalism and fierce competition reward agility and adaptability as never before.