South Asia Market Update -

Navigating through shifting commodity landscapes

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July 28th – September
1st, 2020

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S&P Global Platts

Back by popular demand, S&P Global Platts has extended the Market Update and Impact on South Asia webinar series to include in topics around Agriculture, Metals, Oil and LNG Outlook and Hydrogen.

COVID 19 outbreak, India lockdown, uncertainty in the markets. During these volatile times we remain committed to showcasing insights and empower informed decision making. Which is why S&P Global Platts will be running a series of weekly South Asia Market Update sessions to keep you abreast of the latest developments and impacts of the current market environment in South Asia across all major commodities.

These 45-min weekly South Asia Market Updates will be held every Tuesday from 11.00am IST with ample time for Q&A.

Pre-registration requirement

Due to capacity constraints, only pre-registered delegates will be allowed to attend the South Asia Market Update. Registration for each South Asia Market Update will close 72 hours before the session.

If you have any specific questions, please contact Elisha Low.


July 28th Tuesday,
11.00 – 11,45am IST

Completed: Market Update and Impact on South Asia – Vegetable Oils and Biofuels

  • Crude Palm Oil: Malaysia and Indonesian supply and Indian demand shift
  • Sunflower Oil: Black Sea new crop and destination demand
  • Soybean Oil: Argentinian soybean oil market and influence from Brazil, US and China
  • Biodiesel: Mandates in Malaysia and Indonesia and waste oil exports from China

Anu Das, Vegetable Oils Specialist, Asia Agriculture

George Duke, Associate Editor, EMEA Oilseeds

Donavan Lim, Biofuels Specialist, Asia Agriculture

August 11th, Tuesday,
11.00 – 11.45am IST

Completed: Market Update and Impact on South Asia - Oil Outlook

  • Global Oil Markets and price outlook
  • Oil demand: pace of recovery in South Asia
  • Refiners’ response to the collapse of demand

Mathieu Sorel, Oil Analytics Specialist, Asia Pacific Manager, Middle East

August 18th, Tuesday,
11.00 – 11.45am IST

Completed: Market Update and Impact on South Asia - LNG Outlook

  • Global gas markets and their impact on Platts West India Maker – outlook ahead
  • Platts JKM – the global LNG benchmark
  • Why the US is important and other supply-side corrections
  • The influence of Europe

Graham Tyler, LNG Analytics Specialist, Asia Pacific

August 25th, Tuesday
11.00 – 11.45am IST

Completed: Market Update and Impact on South Asia - Finished Steel

  • Outlook for Chinese steel production, capacity, exports and imports
  • Steel end-user sector review
  • Raw materials performance and expectations
  • Is China-India steel trade undergoing a role-reversal?

Ashima Tyagi, Editor, Indian & Asian Steel Markets

Paul Bartholomew, Head of Metals News & Insight, Asia-Pacific

Zhang Jing, Senior Editor, Metals News

September 1st, Tuesday,
11.00 – 11.45am IST

Registration Closed: Market Update and Impact on South Asia - Hydrogen

  • Hydrogen : Fuel of the future?
  • Opportunities & Challenges for hydrogen across Asia
  • Is South Asia ready for hydrogen?
  • Feedstock cost analysis across production pathways
  • Future of hydrogen markets & spot pricing

Fred Wang, Editor, Asia Thermal Coal/Hydrogen

Sambit Mohanty, Senior Editor

Sebastian Lewis, Head of Content, Greater China