Barclay's is the latest bank to say they may get out of the agricultural commodity trading business to limit "reputational risk."
U.S. banks, of course, have no such compunctions. They actively oppose limits on commodity trading.
The UN conference on trade and development blames high food prices on commodities trading. They say futures are traded on commodities that don't exist, up to 20 to 30 times the amount of physical production.
- Haslam's legacy (20 replies)
- The best states for bicycling (12 replies)
- David Letterman signs off (2 replies)
- Good guys just stand out (1 reply)
- Mark Harmon on American Exceptionalism (3 replies)
- DTV Features Honor Air Knoxville and Eddie Mannis (1 reply)
- Boy Scout president calls for end to ban on gay leaders (2 replies)
- Haven't bragged about the SIL lately (3 replies)
- State and federal complaints filed against Knoxville charity (18 replies)
- Politically connected defendant will plead guilty to a lesser charge (9 replies)
- 2015 Shootings in Knox County, TN (38 replies)
- Takata Air Bag Recall grows (5 replies)
- May 22 2015 - 6:00pm (1 hour 43 min ago)
- May 22 2015 - 7:30pm (13 min 13 sec ago)
- May 26 2015 - 5:30pm (3 days 21 hours from now)
- May 27 2015 - 5:30pm (4 days 21 hours from now)