James Fontanella-Khan Spot news

Lex: Commodity prices
In spite of analysts’ buy calls, oil, copper and cotton price halved (FT)

CNPC, Sudan sign oil refining agreement
China’s largest oil company to expand a refinery in Khartoum and swap assets (Bloomberg)

CIC buys 20% stake in solar operator
Chinese group bought GCL-Poly Energ for $705 (FT)

Russia’s Putin says Ukraine gas deals ensure supplies
Neighbours on freindlier terms (Reuters)

Statoil says US drops bribery probe into Iran case
Horton case brought down previous Statoil executives (Reuters)

New California rules to make TVs greener
State sets US first energy-efficiency standard for TVs (WSJ)

Regal’s fine puts focus on Aim regulation
Spotlight on to London’s junior stock market (FT)