Category: Commodity Speculation

Russia: Halfood & Ecogoods 2018 post event Report

| 08/05/2018 | Reply
Russia: Halfood & Ecogoods 2018 post event Report

Over one hundred companies from different regions of Russia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, as well as specially invited companies from Syria and Indonesia participated.

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Bahrain: 24th World Islamic Banking Conference – 4-6 December 2017

| 05/10/2017 | Reply
Bahrain: 24th World Islamic Banking Conference – 4-6 December 2017

This year the Halal ecosystem and modest fashion are also topics that will be touched upon under the WIBC Islamic Economy Series.

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Commodity Speculation: Halal Sector Responsibility

| 06/05/2015 | Reply
Commodity Speculation: Halal Sector Responsibility

There is talk about Halal market values, and about developing a Halal economy. In order to make any significant steps in this direction, there has to be a move to end these unacceptable speculative practices.

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The Islamic Perspective on Food Commodity Speculation

| 05/05/2015 | Reply
The Islamic Perspective on Food Commodity Speculation

World Halal Summit: The Need for Specialist Halal Sector Scholars and the Islamic Perspective on Food Commodity Speculation.

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WHS: The need for specialist halal sector scholars

| 04/04/2015 | Reply
WHS: The need for specialist halal sector scholars

There has been zero opinion raised from the Muslim world on the topic of Food Commodity Speculation until the World Halal Summit.

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Opinion: Food insecurity – From farmers to financiers

| 24/03/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Food insecurity – From farmers to financiers

There is need to encourage countries to stop using food as a political football, a tool of foreign policy.

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Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food

‘Bet the Farm’ is an accessible, sharp critique of how our food system has become increasingly captured by the big banks and giant food and agribusiness companies.

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Commodity Speculation: Banking on the Hungry Poor

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
Commodity Speculation: Banking on the Hungry Poor

If we are to see any meaningful convergence between the Halal food sector and the Islamic Financial sector, there has to be a voice that emerges from this union to put an end to basic food commodity speculation.

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The Food Bubble: How Wall Street Starved Millions and Got Away With It

| 19/02/2015 | Reply
The Food Bubble: How Wall Street Starved Millions and Got Away With It

Anyone looking into food commodity speculation will find this invaluable – and deeply troubling. A transcript of an interview with Frederick Kauffman about his 2010 article for Harpers Magazine “The Food Bubble”. This is an education…

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Pope says food commodity speculation hurts fight against hunger

| 21/11/2014 | Reply
Pope says food commodity speculation hurts fight against hunger

Pope Francis condemned speculation in food commodities and greed for profits on Thursday, saying they were undermining the global fight against poverty and hunger.

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Evidence of Impact of Commodity Speculation

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
Evidence of Impact of Commodity Speculation

This is a list of over 130 papers by academics, universities, public institutions, analysts and traders covering the negative impact of food commodity speculation.

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Goldman Sachs made $400m on Food Speculation in 2012

| 01/05/2014 | Reply
Goldman Sachs made $400m on Food Speculation in 2012

This article is a year old…but it is worth re-reading. Investment banks that speculate in food commodities are effectively contributing to the starvation the world’s poorest people.

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Food Commodity Speculation

| 30/04/2014 | Reply
Food Commodity Speculation

Speculation in food commodities is one of the key contributors to hunger, malnutrition, poverty and death among the world’s poorest people. It is prohibited in Islam.

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Deutsche Bank clashes with NGOs over food speculation

| 26/04/2014 | Reply
Deutsche Bank clashes with NGOs over food speculation

NGOs and investors are at odds over the effects of food speculation, causing the European Parliament to propose limiting direct stakeholder purchases, and Deutsche Bank to cover its tracks amid a flood of accusations.

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Swiss to vote on banning food speculation

| 26/04/2014 | Reply
Swiss to vote on banning food speculation

The Swiss will vote on a proposal to ban speculation on agricultural commodities and food, the government said Wednesday, announcing that organisers had gathered enough signatures to put the issue to a referendum. The Swiss Socialist Party’s youth wing gathered nearly 116,000 valid signatures — well beyond the 100,000 needed to organise a popular vote […]

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Global peace impossible without fair deal for the poor, says IDB President

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
Global peace impossible without fair deal for the poor, says IDB President

Mr. Ali, who was speaking in London at the World Islamic Economic Forum, WEF, called for the reform of the global economy in order to rescue the world from the current and future economic turmoil, particular its negative impact on developing countries.

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USA: Is the government helping speculators manipulate grain futures?

| 28/05/2013 | Reply
USA: Is the government helping speculators manipulate grain futures?

For anyone interested in the issue of food commodity speculation, prohibited in Islam, this long article about the latest changes in commodity trading rules will be of interest.

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The real Hunger Games – food commodity speculation

| 01/04/2012 | 1 Reply
The real Hunger Games – food commodity speculation

Speculation in food commodities by banks and hedge funds has risen from $65bn to $126bn (£41bn to £79bn) in the past five years, helping to push prices to 30-year highs and causing sharp price fluctuations that have little to do with the actual supply of food

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