The feasibility of an international tropical plywood futures contract
AbstractThis paper explores the potential for futures contracts in tropical (hardwood) plywood, one of the few major internationally traded commodities for which there is no yet a futures market. Commodity characteristics and market structures and practices that have an impact on the feasibility of a futures market are examined in detail, and conclusions drawn as to the way forward if one wishes to create such a market.
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Length: 62 pages
Date of creation: 03 Jan 2003
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commodity futures market; plywood;
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