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A month ago, CyclOpe expressed regret for its oil forecasts at the beginning of the year. The market was then at over $85 for a barrel of Brent and bets were open on when the $100 mark would be exceeded. Now we are at $70 and the CyclOpe forecast ($60) is back, at least for the beginning of 2019...

Konstantinos Chatzikyriakos is part of these players that we love working with. Strong drive, business oriented and open minded. He has a strong experience working for trading companies and had a lot of exposure in Middle East & Africa. Some of the well known companies he has worked for are Louis Dreyfus Company and Dubai Group. We are delighted to share with you this interview.

Anita’s work and energy have inspired many initiatives in Brazilian villages, towns and communities, where she has helped set up educational courses and projects to provide accommodation for destitute local people involved in replanting and preserving the forest for the future.
It all began back in the 1980s, when Anita, a Swiss ornithologist, visited the Pedra Talhada forest in Brazil’s Northeast region to study the rare Forbes’s blackbird. 
During her time there, she discovered that the entire forest was destined to be cleared within the next ten years.
Anita played an active role in saving this forest, one of the last surviving remnants of the Atlantic Forest that used to stretch for 6,000 km along the Brazilian coast. 
I am delighted to support the work done by Anita and Nordesta through Ampersand World’s philanthropic initiatives programme. If you would like to find out more or get involved in the project, email us at
Every Kid Needs a champion
Rita F. Pierson, Teacher for 40 years | TED Talks Education
l'Appart... Our Latest Vip Drink
Yesterday, we hosted our "Vip drink". A carefully selected place, A Warm Atmosphere and only 30 guests. This brand new networking format gathered our closest partners and key people in our industry, around selected artists and culinary surprises. We would like to sincerely thank all our sponsors TDM, Contifina and CornerTrader for their participation to this successful event.
Last But Not Least
Wednesday, our last Geneva Cyclope Circle lunch of 2018 occured. Once again, the table was well garnished, with commodity trading hosts. Phillipe Chalmin was as usual very interesting and revelant, giving his clear vision on trends of commodities and markets news.
ELearning has completely transformed the way in which learning is imparted to learners. It makes learning simpler, easier, and more effective. Here are 5 features that makes it advantageous to you.

1-Gain a better understanding of your company's industry.

Whether you work far away or very close to traders, it is important to have a good overall understanding in the world of commodity trading.

2-Meet a mentor in private course.
Enjoy a unique interaction with an expert from the field. As a mentor he will make you discover his business field and share all his secrets.

3-It's totally up to you.
As you have access to the internet 24x7, you can train anytime and anywhere, progress at your own pace.

4-E-learning saves time and money.
You don’t need to take time out from your jobs to attend classes. E-learning is also cost-effective.

5-Boost your CV.
Showcase your completion of relevant online courses is a great asset. With that in mind, it's time to add online courses to your resume.
We hope you have enjoyed a great autumn! We are reaching the end of the year and 2019 is just around the corner. Here are some key dates to book :
Argus European LPG Markets
03 - 05 December 2018 | London, UK
Soft Commodities Week Asia
04 - 06 December 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
S&P Global Global Energy Outlook Forum
06 December 2018 | New York, USA
Middle East Executive Petroleum Conference (MEEPEC)
10 December 2018 | Dubai, UAE
Argus Americas Crude Summit
22 - 24 January 2019 | Houston, Texas
Essential Commodities Exchange
04 February 2019 | London, UK
Cyclope Circle lunch
07 February 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland
Argus Metals Week
26 February 2019 | London, UK
International Petroleum Week
26 - 28 February 2019 | London, UK

This month we support L’Association Sourires d’Enfants in Senegal.

Ampersand World supports various foundations contributing to improve education development, all around the world. When you work with us, a percentage will be given to the foundations we support. For more information, please contact
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