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[ 12 Oct 2011 | No Comment ]
The Quarterly International Market Insight

Out of Africa
The coffee markets and most particularly the volatile New York market, continue to be dominated by the funds and speculative investment, rather than the fundamentals of supply and demand.   Albeit that there are some commodity investment houses who are having an influence, in their taking physical coffee positions and thus in terms of their hoarding, causing some degree of tightening supply.   This has been a particularly conspicuous issue, with the considerable quantities of Vietnam Robusta coffees that have been sidelined temporarily, from the short term physical coffee market.
In terms …