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Economists call for crop-trading limits to curb volatility

Posted on 11 October 2011

Gary GenslerHundreds of economists including scholars from Oxford University and the University of California, Berkeley, are asking the Group of 20 nations to impose limits on speculative positions in food commodities to curb volatility in crop prices.
“With around 1 billion people enduring chronic hunger worldwide, action is urgently needed to curb excessive speculation and its effects on global food prices,” according to a letter signed by 461 economists and sent to finance ministers from the G-20, which includes the world’s richest nations. The letter, dated today, was posted on Oxfam America’s website……………………………………….Full Article: Source


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