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Mining Contracts: Mozambican Government Should Introduce 'Indexation Clause', says USAID / CTA report

(2015-03-11) The Confederation of Business Associations (CTA) and the US Agency for Development (USAID) have said that mining companies and the Mozambican government should establish “contracts that explicitly depend on future market conditions”, in order to share the risk of volatile commodity prices. 494 more words


“I’m reluctant to criticize the excellent RBA, but they do need to ease policy a bit.”

That´s one line towards the end of this Scott Sumner post. It reminded me that some months ago I had entertained the idea that the RBA was “ 636 more words

Baltic Dry Index and Ship Building Indicate Hard Times Will Last

KEY: Shipping operates with an extra lag since shipowners respond to higher commodity demand. New ship orders more than trebled between 2012 and 2013. But it may not be just supply that is to blame; the WTO has been… 667 more words


3 Mar 2015 (AFR) - Deloitte says commodity price slump will blow hole in budget

(3 March 2015, AFR, p4, Jacob Greber)

‘The spectre of a complete unravelling of commodity prices back to pre-boom levels would add as much as $114 billion to the deficit over the next four years – driving up debt and highlighting the need for Australia to escalate budget repair. 34 more words

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Outlook for Tasmanian farmers in 2015

According to some experts, the fortunes of Australian farmers this year will be shaped by five trends. In releasing their annual forecast earlier this month, Rabobank analysts named the oil price, exchange rates, trade policy, the Chinese economy and the weather as the key forces shaping the outlook for industry in 2015. 734 more words

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Lower commodity prices: Why Fairtrade really matters right now

Much of the recent attention on falling commodity prices has focused on the impact of lower energy prices. However, crude oil and its refined products are not the only commodities to have seen recent price declines. 1,496 more words