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Global Commodities 2016 Headlines

Traders chase dwindling oil refining profits

Trade firms that profited from the renaissance in global refining over the past two years are bracing for tougher times as ample stocks, dwindling volatility and newly powerful refineries in China squeeze opportunities, the chiefs of major trade houses told the Reuters Commodities Summit.

VTTI looking to invest in oil storage in Southeast Asia

VTTI, the storage arm of the world's largest independent oil trader Vitol [VITOLV.UL], is scouting for investment opportunities in Southeast Asia to cater to the region's rising demand for tank space, the head of its Asia business unit said.

Mercuria boss says Brexit boosts London due to weak pound

The head of Geneva-based energy trader Mercuria said in the short term, Britain's planned exit from the European Union gives London the edge over Switzerland as a place to do business, as the drop in the pound has driven down running costs.