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Natural Resources Issue 15

HKEx Group and China Merchants Group signed MOU On 22 October 2014, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEx), the London Metal Exchange (LME), LME Clear Ltd, China Merchants Group Ltd (CMG) and China Merchants Securities Co. Ltd (CMS) signed a memorandum of understan...

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LME trading ring to remain open

LME 'Ring' to remain open beyond 2015 On 23 June 2014, following a six month review and consultation period, the London Metal Exchange (LME) announced it plans to maintain and further invest in its 137 year old open-outcry trading "Ring". The Ring is a physica...

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China opens Beijing to direct gold imports

HKEx to launch its first Asia commodities contracts Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) have announced that it plans to launch its commodities business with four futures contracts that will be traded in its derivatives market. The four futures contracts are:...

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ExxonMobil Outlines 2014 Production Plans

Glencore in Talks on Russneft Debt-for Equity Deal Glencore Xstrata PLC (Glencore) is in talks to convert US$900m of debt in Russian oil producer RussNeft OAO NK (RussNeft) into an equity stake of approximately 20%. If the proposed conversion proceeds it will make Glenc...

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New Suppliers Boost China Oil Imports

Southgobi's 2013 Coal Output more than Doubles Hong Kong listed SouthGobi Resources Ltd (SouthGobi) more than doubled its coal production in 2013 after the resumption of its Mongolian operations. Mining at SouthGobi's Ovoot Tolgoi mine was halted in June 2012 following...

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Global Steel Production Rising

China Machinery and Engineering Corp. Invests US$700 Million in Serbian Coal Serbian state-owned power utility company EPS has signed a US$715 million deal with China Machinery and Engineering Corp. (CMEC)  to build Serbia's first new coal fired power plant in 23 years....

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China calls for an Increase in Gas Imports

Myanmar Onshore Tender Winners Announced The Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) has announced the winners of the Myanmar onshore oil and gas tenders. In January 2013 MOGE offered to tender 15 production sharing contracts (PSCs) and 3 improved petroleum recovery contr...

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