Category Archives: “Connections”

Trading Challenge Winner 2014

Meet the Winners of the 2014 CME Group Trading Challenge

As market research goes, the student traders from Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Spain (UPC) are about as thorough as…

Omani Crude ADV Record

Today’s Number: The Growth of Omani Crude

  After a 36 percent rise in average daily trading volume (ADV) from 2012 to 2013, Omani Crude has seen…

China Farming

How China’s Reforms Have Altered The Agricultural Landscape

To date, most of the focus on China’s financial market liberalization has been on freeing up interest rates and the…

On the place in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt thousands of people are forming the logo of the Euro.

The Eurozone’s Imperfect Banking Union

In her first interview since becoming the head of the new Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) in Europe, Danièle Nouy talked…

Beef Scholarship

Today’s Number: 25 Years of the CME Beef Industry Scholarship

  Through our ongoing partnership with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), we’ve long been focused on providing young people…

Daryl Guppy

Q&A with Daryl Guppy: What’s next for Chinese traders?

With Chinese buying driving up the prices of everything from commodities to luxury goods, international equities could be next on…

Jorge Alegria

MexDer CEO Jorge Alegria on Mexico’s Energy Reform

This month, Mexico’s legislature passed what could be a game-changer for the country’s economy: energy reform. While President Enrique Peña…

EU Panel GFLC

Who Will Take the Lead on Eurozone Growth?

  While recent data suggest that the countries of the Eurozone have stabilized from their austerity-induced recession, the under-capitalized banking…

Shanghai

Keeping watch on the Shanghai Free Trade Zone

  The launch of Shanghai’s free trade zone has brought a surge in optimism that China is ready to accelerate…

Brazilian Real

Will Brazil’s Central Bank Intervention Work?

In August, the Central Bank of Brazil (Banco Central do Brazil or BACEN) made public its plans to sell some…

Bengt Holmstrom

Why Bengt Holmstrom is An Economist You Should Know

In the economic community, Bengt Holmstrom’s innovative research is well known. To everyone else, the results of his work have…

Australia Commodities

Why Australia’s Fortunes Still Depend on China, U.S.

  As world markets adjusted to last week’s surprise decision by the FOMC to delay the tapering of its bond…