As a hedge-fund manager who thrives on turbulence in the commodities markets, John Burbank couldn’t have done better than the first week of May.
Commodities traders should be subject to position limits to curb food price volatility, Michel Barnier , the EU’s financial services chief, said.
International securities regulators will seek extra regulation for agricultural and other commodities markets, the International Organization of Securities Commissions said in an e-mailed statement.
New investment in commodities markets, particularly by banks and insurance companies, must be closely monitored for macroprudential risks, Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret said in an editorial in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Europe’s fivefold surge in wind and solar power generation in the past decade sent power prices to nine-year lows and Lars van der Laan to a new job as a kite- surfing instructor.
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