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  • Country Profiles ....You are here: > > > > Chapter 1.1 Tropical Commodities and their Markets A Guide and Directory by Peter Robbins Published by TWIN 1995 ISBN 0 7494 1672 0 PART ONE MARKETS FOR TROPICAL PRODUCTS Markets for Tropical products 1.1 HISTORY The history of the world is inextricably linked with trade in tropical products.
  • . Technical, environmental, economic and political changes have had a great impact on their markets.† New, more efficient farming techniques, plantation production and selective plant breeding have greatly increased yields of some commodities.
  • . The markets for these products, whether they are the very important internationally traded commodities like coffee sugar, cocoa or obscure products like candle wax are subject to many forces operating behind the scene such as speculation, the domination of large trading companies and the influence of multilateral development agencies.
  • . Ata the same time, the incredible diversity of natural substances is a constant source of interest for those researching new products.† New uses for these products, especially in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries are being discovered all the time.† Exotic fruit and vegetables that were once the subject of travellersí tales are now quite commonplace items in the supermarkets and restaurants of consumer countries.

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  • . (Provided by Yale University) Coverage of markets that hold the greatest potential for dramatic increases in U.S.
  • . "Text of the concluding outlook and predictions (especially on the trade deficit), with detailed tables summarizing many tables include historic data on the Economic Growth of the Big Emerging Markets, 1976-95; Economic Growth in the Top 20 Markets for Exports of U.S.
  • . Locate state merchandise export totals to the world, state export sales by industry sector to leading markets, and state exports to leading U.S.
  • . The Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) is an association of senior business leaders from throughout the Pacific Rim dedicated to expanding trade and investment through fostering open markets.

  • . International economists study international financial markets, exchange rates, and the effects of various trade policies such as tariffs.
  • . These economists also try to explain the reasons for unemployment and the effects of changing demographic trends, such as an aging population and increasing immigration, on labor markets.

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  • . But while productive capacity soared, the concentration and centralization of mass production prompted a socially anomic disjuncture between the motor of commodity markets and communities of consumption.
  • . Capital-intensive production technologies required consumer markets of corresponding scale, and the leaders of the emerging corporate economy began to realize the necessity of establishing a "consumption ethic" that legitimated the morality of continuous consumption (see Lears 1983).
  • . "The competitive process under the sales and marketing conception of control" stressed "producing brand loyalty, expanding market share, and finding new markets for existing and new products, rather than on direct price competition" (Fligstein 1990, p.123).
  • . This shift corresponded to the continued evolution of internal labor markets and a stratification system based on increasingly fine gradations in pay, education and definitions of skill (see Edwards 1979; Gordon, Edwards & Reich 1982).


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  • . 2004 Hong Kong 1995-2003 Proceedings of the Futures Research Symposium, and Proceedings of the Spring Research Seminar 1999 Summer, Chicago, May 1999 1998 Fall, Chicago, May 1998 1996 Spring, Chicago, May 1995 1995 Winter, APFRS, Hong Kong, March 1995 1995 Fall, Chicago, December 1994 1988, Review of Futures Markets 1950-1958* Proceedings of the Annual Symposium: Commodity Markets and the Public Interest (* Special thanks to Prof.
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  • . So and Yiuman Tse Price Discovery in the Hang Seng Index Markets: Index, Futures, and the Tracker Fund Aysegul Ates and George H.K.Wang Competition, Fragmentation, and Complementarity: The Case of Equity Index Futures versus E-mini Equity Index Futures Vicentiu Covrig, David K.

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  • |||| Entries : Commodities Markets Entries C Commodities Markets Commodities Markets Chicago's ascendant commodity markets were the result of the city's strategic position within the nation's network and its close proximity to some of the most productive farmland in the world.
  • . The immense volume of produce forced the city's commercial community to use their ingenuity (and state law) to temporarily store then ship these goods to domestic and international markets.
  • . Although the Board of Trade was the predominant market in membership and in trading volume, Chicago was also the location of smaller but influential markets.
  • . During, representatives of Chicago's commodity markets staffed the government agencies created to procure, handle, and distribute the nation's food supplies.
  • . Their activities disrupted the grain market and resulted in the federal regulation of commodity markets with the passage of the Grain Futures Act of 1922.
  • . The viability of Chicago's commodity markets was challenged during the 1920s by the depression in farm prices, subsidized grain exports by foreign governments, and by competition for investors' capital from securities markets.

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  • The Office of Markets (the precursor of the Agricultural Marketing Service) was established in 1913 and laid the foundation for today's poultry and egg market news, standardization, and grading activities.
  • . For example, poultry has shed its skin and bones to satisfy the demand for easy to prepare, portion-controlled, low-fat entrees that satisfy both the at-home and away-from-home food markets.
  • . Federal and State market news reporters cover some 84 markets, tracking the sales of nearly 79 commodities.

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  • . Arguing for a broader reading of mass markets and their multiple and diverse interactions, she considers other aspects of the production, circulation and reception of Stolen Generation stories as they enter mixed markets and interact with multiple phases of commodification.

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  • Search: | You are here: Commodity Marketing An Introduction to the Futures Market An Introduction to Futures Markets Origin of Futures Trading Futures trading has a long history, both in the U.
  • . Although dealers found it advantageous to trade what essentially were forward cash contracts in various commodities, they soon found these forward cash contract markets inadequate and formed futures exchanges.
  • . Standardization also makes it possible for traders anywhere in the world to trade in these markets and know exactly what they are trading.
  • . One reason futures markets are considered a good source of commodity price information is because price changes are attributable to changes in the commodity's price level, not changes in contract terms.

  • . This is an indication of vibrant, transparent commodity markets for natural gas.
  • . Natural Gas Market Overview The nature of the natural gas market is similar to other competitive commodity markets: prices reflect the ability of supply to meet demand at any one time.
  • . To learn more about the pricing of natural gas in competitive markets, visit the International Energy Agency .

  • . However, with the newly accessible competitive markets introduced gradually over the past fifteen years, natural gas marketing has become an integral component of the natural gas industry.
  • . In addition to the buying and selling of natural gas, marketers use their expertise in financial instruments and markets to both reduce their exposure to risks inherent to commodities, and earn money through speculating as to future market movements.
  • . In order to more fully understand the role and function of natural gas marketers, it is helpful to have an understanding of the basics of natural gas markets.
  • . Commodity markets are inherently volatile, meaning the price of commodities can change often, and at times drastically.
  • . There are two distinct markets for natural gas: the spot market, and the futures market.
  • . Futures contracts are but one of an increasing number of derivatives contracts used in commodities markets, and can be quite complex and difficult to understand.


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