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Industry Trend Analysis - Commodities Of The Future: Long-term Changing Consumption Patterns - MAY 2017

Americas May 2017 / Global / Industry

Demand patterns for various commodities will change over the coming decades. Coal, iron ore, steel and fertiliser demand will slow over the years to 2050 while tin and copper demand will hold up. Lithium and cobalt demand will outperform, driven by the battery revolution, setting their place as the commodities of the future.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Global Biomass Power Forecast: Residue Availability Key To Growth - JUNE 2017

Asia Pacific June 2017 / Global / Industry

The availability of agriculture, forestry and livestock residue will be an essential driver of growth in the biomass power sector over the coming decade, with mature biomass markets set to slow as they will face obstacles to ramping up biomass feedstock production to cater additional demand.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Growing Obstacles For Palm Oil In Europe Despite Sustainability Efforts - JUNE 2017

Europe June 2017 / Europe / Industry

The ongoing slowdown in the EU's use of palm oil will continue in the coming years as the commodity will increasingly suffer from a poor reputation and from the ensuing stricter regulations put in place by authorities. Food use will come under rising pressure, while ongoing reform to the EU's renewable policy will cap the use of palm oil-based biodiesel in the region, which was one of the main drivers behind the strong expansion of palm oil consumption in recent years.

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Market Strategy - Global Commodities Strategy - Monthly Roundup - APR 2017

Middle East & Africa June 2017 / Global / Industry

We are generally quite neutral towards commodity prices on a short-term (three-to-six month) horizon. The broad-based gains since the start of 2016 have priced in most of the good fundamental news for commodity markets over 2016-2017, in our view.

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