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  • Commodity Roadmap – US oil industry recession deepens - Updated Mon April 13, 2015

    Focus: The recession in the US oil and gas industry is set to be the second largest in the past 65 years • China’s aluminium semis exports fell in March, constrained by lower ex-China physical premiums • US crude oil inventories continue to rise;...

  • Silk Road: China commodity trade - Updated Tue March 31, 2015

    • OPEC’s share of China’s crude oil imports has seen a limited recovery so far in 2015 • The collapse in scrap imports supported China’s primary copper cathode demand in February • Crude oil imports have maintained their strong y/y rise; oil produ...

  • Commodity roadmap - Updated Mon March 30, 2015

    • Focus: Power demand in Saudi Arabia is likely to reduce oil exports over the next two quarters • Rebound in China’s SME confidence points to improving metal supply-chain activity in March • Oil prices spiked higher briefly following Saudi-led ai...

  • Fuel oil – Bearish as refinery supply increases - Updated Tue March 24, 2015

    Fuel oil prices should remain weak in the near to medium term • Increases in refinery capacity and declining growth are no match for decreasing fuel oil yield • Stricter ECA specifications within Europe should encourage increased HSFO flows to As...

  • Commodity Roadmap - Updated Mon March 23, 2015

    Focus: A rise in uncompleted wells implies that US oil output is falling faster than the consensus view • China’s nickel deficit is expected to grow in H1 • Global oil surplus is heavily concentrated in the US and is entirely in crude oil rather t...

  • Q2 – The new, new normal - Updated Fri March 20, 2015

    • Overview – In a challenging market environment, macroeconomic and policy divergence – the ‘new normal’ – remains the critical foundation of our updated views and forecasts, with the US economy, USD and US rates leading the way higher. This will ev...

  • Commodity Roadmap - Updated Mon March 16, 2015

    Focus: Our 2016 supply and demand forecasts are now available in Standard Chartered Scenarios • Latest China metals production data points to a mixed picture for demand conditions in early 2015 • Oil prices have fallen sharply, primarily due to a ...

  • Commodity Roadmap - Updated Mon March 9, 2015

    Focus: Softness in the zinc physical market points to continued near-term relative underperformance • China’s preliminary trade data shows falls in copper imports and aluminium product exports • Key monthly oil reports are due in the next week; we...

  • Commodity investor flows - Updated Mon March 2, 2015

    • Focus: Drilling in the Bakken shale has fallen by 42% in three months; output is likely to fall in April • China’s metal demand growth moderated but did not collapse in January • Oil prices have continued their rebound, but are still low enough ...

  • Oil Notes – Dark-adapted eye - Updated Fri February 27, 2015

    The supply and demand response to lower prices suggests a strong pace of oil-market adjustment • We expect global oil demand to grow by 1.4mb/d; non-OPEC supply is forecast to grow just 0.1mb/d • We expect Brent crude oil to average USD 76/bbl in ...



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