Commodity price volatility
AbstractHigh and volatile commodity prices have returned as a significant global issue, with the prices of many commodities returning to around their mid-2008 peaks. This paper provides an overview of the fundamental drivers of recent price trends and considers the role played by financial speculation in commodity price formation.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Treasury, Australian Government in its journal Economic Roundup.
Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
commodity prices; economic development; resource booms; financial volatility;
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