Analysis: Banks develop reservations about commodities

08/15/2013 | Economist (tiered subscription model), The

Banks are taking another look at whether they should be in the business of owning physical commodities and the means for finding, shipping and storing them, according to The Economist. "Constraints on capital mean that it is natural for banks to re-examine their ownership of illiquid, capital-intensive assets," the magazine says. "Competition from trading houses has increased markedly."

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