Aspect Blog

London’s IP Week Just Around The Corner

Posted by Yags Savania on Feb 3, 2016 5:03:14 PM

International Petroleum Week (IP Week) is perhaps the largest annual international oil and gas event drawing teams of commodity and energy specialists from around the globe to the streets of London in search of new business relationships, new clients, opportunities with colleagues and partners, and to learn about the industry’s future.

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Topics: Oil Markets

The pig and the python: How American refineries are dealing with the oil glut

Posted by Platts on Jan 7, 2016 3:00:00 PM

By Amanda Rayborn and Luciano Battistini, Platts
Record US crude oil inventory levels in 2015 reminds us of a pig crossing paths with a python. The pig is consumed by the snake, bulging in the reptile’s stomach as it goes through the digestive process, and is a handy parable for oil markets.

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Topics: Oil Markets

2015 Year In Review: Aspect Enjoys Success

Posted by Steve Hughes on Jan 5, 2016 1:00:00 PM

As the New Year begins and we put 15 years behind us, we stop to think about the challenges we’ve overcome, new software and technology we’ve developed and shared, new customers we’re proud to welcome, and existing customers who have expanded their commitment. In all, new business totaled more than $9.6M in new software contracts at a 71% increase over last year.

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Topics: Technology, Oil Markets, Metals Trading

Africa’s Oil Benchmarking Moment

Posted by James Gooder on Dec 2, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Gasoline prices in Nigeria have reached a watershed moment. The weakening international markets mean that the cost of importing fuel has dropped below the regulated gasoline price, meaning that, in effect, Nigerian consumers are paying above the market to fill their cars.

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Topics: Oil Markets, African Crude Oil

Metals Trade & Risk Reporting: Create Your Own Script

Posted by Justin Howat on Nov 12, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Everyone views the world through their own prism. This is true of commodity traders, depending, on which commodity they’re trading, the company’s size and their commercial strategy.

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Topics: Metals Trading

Demand for “Everything Faster, Cheaper, Easier, More Flexible” Drives The World – And It’s No Different In Commodity Trading

Posted by Stephen Golliker on Oct 23, 2015 1:27:42 PM

Welcome to Aspect’s Blog on Technology. It’s the first of many to come with this one introducing a series on “Configuration through Scripting” rather than “Customization through Development” to meet today’s fast-paced commodity trading demands. I'm the Chief Technology Officer at Aspect, and with the help of my colleagues in our development center, we've put together a white paper for you that we hope can help you in your business. It's available as a download below.

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Topics: Technology

Welcome to Aspect's First Official Blog Posting

Posted by Brigette Gebhard on Sep 9, 2015 10:31:39 PM

We're pleased bring you our new Aspect Blog covering key topics for our customers, partners, colleagues and industry professionals with an interest in technology and commodities trade and risk management. I am the VP of Marketing here at Aspect, and I'm excited to be a part of this new social media adventure. We kicked off the year celebrating 15 years in business as the leading cloud solution for trading companies globally. We're excited to provide a forum for our many partners to share their voices on key topics here as well.  

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Topics: Technology


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