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The Price Reporters: A Guide to PRAs and Commodity Benchmarks

Owain Johnson (Dubai Mercantile Exchange, United Arab Emirates)



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08 August 2017
Economic forecasting; Investment & securities
Every consumer in a modern economy is indirectly exposed to the work of a price reporting agency (PRA) each time they fill up their car, take a flight or switch on a light, and yet the general public is completely unaware of the existence of PRAs. Firms like Platts, Argus and ICIS, which are referenced every day by commodity traders and which influence billions of dollars of trade, are totally unfamiliar to consumers.

The Price Reporters: A Guide to PRAs and Commodity Benchmarks brings the mysterious world of price reporting out of the shadows for the first time, providing a comprehensive guide to the agencies that set the world's commodity prices. This book explains the importance of PRAs to the global commodities industry, highlighting why PRAs affect every consumer around the world. It introduces the individual PRAs, their history and the current state of play in the industry, and also presents the challenges that the PRA industry is facing now and in the future, in particular how regulation might impact on the PRAs, their relationships with commodity exchanges, and their likely direction.

This is the first-ever guide to PRAs and is destined to become the standard reference work for anyone with an interest in commodity prices and the firms that set them.
By:   Owain Johnson (Dubai Mercantile Exchange United Arab Emirates)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   272g
ISBN:   9781138721562
ISBN 10:   1138721565
Pages:   190
Publication Date:   08 August 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Owain Johnson is Managing Director for Energy Research & Product Development at CME Group. He previously served as Managing Director of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange. He has worked for a number of pricing and media companies and has a degree from Cambridge University, UK.

Reviews for The Price Reporters: A Guide to PRAs and Commodity Benchmarks

Owain Johnson has written an important book, offering the first practitioner's guide to the world of PRAs and commodity price formation. -Tilak K. Doshi, Managing Consultant, Muse, Stancil & Co.

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