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current issue | agriculture & softsfood crisisIs the world on the brink of a food crisis? With different pressures affecting the global food supply and prices, such as energy costs, population increases, climate changes and the continuing increase in the global middle class, The Public Ledger’s Ian Hart investigates what’s at stake.
issue 6 | MetalsAluminating prospectsWhen both phases of the UAE’s new aluminium smelter Emal are complete in 2013, it will be the largest single-site aluminium smelter in the world. With associated power generation facilities at the Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone in Taweelah, the project is truly huge.
ISSUE 5 | Precious MetalsGoing for GoldIan MacDonald, Executive Director – Gold & Precious Metals, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMC) and a leading expert in investment banking, commodities and futures markets, offers his insight into the current state of the gold market.
ISSUE 4 | FUTURES & OPTIONSenergy to tradeDME - One year on
On DME's 1st Anniversary, DME Chairman - Ahmad Sharaf, took Middle East Commodities on a journey from the DME’s inception as a concept to how it will change the regional landscape of sophisticated trading.
ISSUE 3 | energy energised Global energy markets hit new heights
Energy prices are at record highs as world demand remains heated. This is the case for energy prices — not only in US dollars, but priced in any major currency.
ISSUE 2 | environmentcarbon credits clean up The interworkings of Clean Development Mechanisms
With the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to both Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the issue of global warming and anthropogenic climate change was catapulted to the forefront of global concern.
ISSUE 1 | agriculture & softsugly duckling or elegant swan? Sugar market in the balance
During 2007 sugar was the « ugly duckling » of the commodity markets. Sugar prices fell during the twelve month period by 9 per cent while those for corn rose 20 per cent and for beans 75 per cent.


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