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A hand about to burst a money bubble with a pin. Metaphor for an economic or financial bubble crisis.

The future looks dangerous, says market watcher

Central banks have created an economic bubble and 
when it bursts, demand 
for everything will 
screech to a halt

Errol Anderson’s opinion on the global economic downturn isn’t one you’ll read in too many newspapers. “I’m going to make a bold statement: We are at the end of an 80-year capitalistic cycle that has already been prolonged 10 years by central bank manipulation. It has to be refreshed, and it will be,” said Anderson, […] Read more




ICE canola sets new daily volume record

Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada trading platform posted record daily trade volumes on Tuesday, Dec. 10, far surpassing the previous record which was set only a week earlier.
 There were 68,962 canola contracts traded on the Winnipeg-based electronic market on December 10, according to preliminary trade data. That’s well above the previous daily […] Read more






More downside risk than upside potential for corn prices?

In the week after the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) November 8, 2013 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, corn prices initially rose, only to begin a week-long decline. The immediate response can be attributed to U.S. corn production numbers that were slightly below trade estimates while the utilization numbers were above […] Read more


U.S. corn exports seen second smallest in 20 years, despite record crop

Last year’s drought taught importers to look elsewhere and taught the rest of the world to plant corn

Reuters / The United States, which once supplied three-quarters of all corn traded globally, has seen its market share erode with the emergence of rival suppliers in South America and eastern Europe and a record-large U.S. crop this season will do little to revive its corn export dominance.
 Several years of historically high prices have […] Read more



EU prepares new GMO maize cultivation approval

If it goes ahead, the insect-resistant maize would become only 
the second GM crop to be approved for production in the EU

Reuters / The European Union is on course to approve cultivation of a new type of genetically modified maize for the first time in more than a decade, according to a draft proposal from the bloc’s executive seen by Reuters.
 The proposal was drawn up after Europe’s second-highest court in October blamed the European Commission […] Read more