The trading frenzy that sent prices soaring

Macwhirter, Iain
April 2008
New Statesman;4/21/2008, Vol. 137 Issue 4893, p25
The article reports on the global credit crisis as an overlooked factor in rising food prices and the attendant social unrest in developing countries around the world. The rush of investors from collapsed financial derivatives markets into commodity futures is discussed as a major cause of rapid agricultural price inflation and thus food shortages.


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