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Is Africa the victim of Swiss commodities trading?

Posted on 01 July 2014

Are mispricing and the opacity of commodities trading in Switzerland contributing to Africa’s underdevelopment? The world’s poorest continent remains heavily dependent on natural resources and so is extremely vulnerable to manipulations in the price of the commodities it extracts and exports, with very real consequences for its economies.
Switzerland is a global hub for trade in commodities, and so exerts a significant influence on Africa’s development. But critics say the way commodities are traded through the country is shrouded in opacity and this ultimately deprives developing regions such as Africa of revenue………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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