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Sarkozy likens commodity speculators to mafia

Topic: commodity markets

Development Policy 04-05-2016

EU among donor groups suspending aid to Mozambique over hidden debt

Donor nations and institutions including the EU that contribute to Mozambique's state budget have suspended their support over revelations of $1.4 billion in hidden debt, officials said Wednesday (4 May).
Health & Consumers 20-06-2014

German consumers spend less than their EU neighbours

The cost of goods and services for private consumption are slightly higher in Germany than the EU average. But in Germany, consumers live more cheaply than those in most neighbouring states. EurActiv Germany reports.
Development Policy 17-01-2014

EU moves to curb food price bets by traders

The European Union has voted through rules to limit the ability of banks and hedge funds to bet on food prices.
UK & Europe 23-10-2012

UK report rejects EU plan to curb high-speed trading

European Union plans to clamp down on trading shares faster than the blink of an eye could damage market efficiency and reduce liquidity, a UK government-sponsored paper said, rejecting a key Brussels proposal to force traders to hold shares for longer.
Agriculture & Food 24-06-2011

G20 agree farm deal, soft on regulation

G20 farm ministers struck a deal yesterday (23 June) to tackle high food prices, agreeing to a watered-down declaration that fell short of France's ambitious proposals to tighten regulation of commodity markets.
Agriculture & Food 15-06-2011

Sarkozy likens commodity speculators to mafia

French President Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday (14 June) called for tighter controls on the speculators he blames for spiralling food and energy prices, spelling out reforms that would put more trading under the thumb of regulators.