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Financial investment causing commodity price volatility: UN report

Posted on 20 September 2012

Financial investment is having a much greater impact on the prices of commodities like oil than underlying supply and demand of the commodity, causing price volatility and allowing prices to become removed from the fundamentals for long periods of time, according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
This has effectively transformed commodity markets into financial markets and demands a “strong and prompt policy and regulatory response,” UNCTAD said……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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