The Super Inflation Freeze --
Abrupt Financial Climate Change?
London, UK - 21st May 2008, 17:53 GMT
Dear ATCA Colleagues
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Ever higher fuel and food prices are stirring up double-digit
super inflation in an increasing number of countries across the world, while
economic growth shows severe signs of faltering. It is not just about countering
climate chaos and bioethanol production. The global financial crisis has
given momentum to investors to redistribute their funds from the securities
market towards commodities. For the first time in history, the list of commodities
with a safety, security and speculative interplay -- oil, gold etc -- is
being added to by staples such as grain and sugar.
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