Tag: Commodities

Monetary Policy and Resource Security

22-24 April, 2014
Monetary, Workshops | Tags: Commodities, Energy, Resource Security
Resource security – the capacity to meet current and future demand for food, water, land, energy and minerals – has been a key concern for policymakers for a long time. As global consumption levels rise, debates on how to safeguard natural capital are moving up ... continue reading

What is Sustainable Monetary Policy?

17 February 2014
Monetary, Workshops | Tags: Alternative Currencies, Commodities, Financial Stability
Colloquium on monetary policy, its impact on financial markets in general and commodity markets in particular, the role of deregulation in the financial crisis, and the potential of alternative currencies. ... continue reading

Monetary Policy 2020 – Fundamentals and Scenarios

4 October 2013
Conferences, Monetary | Tags: Commodities, Corporate Finance, Energy, Inequality, Resource Security
Conference on the long-term effects of monetary policy with Peter Bernholz, Dirk Niepelt, Pierre Monnin, Frank Somogyi, Martin Neff, Christoph Schaltegger, Katharina Serafimova, Yves Schneider, Marc Zahner, Rudolf Minsch, Rudolf Walser, Bernhard Herz, Katrin Assenmacher, and Beat Gygi. ... continue reading

Africa could become the world’s next powerhouse

| 26 September 2013
Blog, Fiscal, Trade | Tags: Commodities, Taxes
“A winning Africa!” “Thousands of Portuguese workers emigrate to the former colony of Angola in search of work.” Headlines such as these are a perfect illustration of the Afro-optimism that has gripped the media these last few years. In an Africa courted by foreign investors, ... continue reading

Resource Scarcity, Export Restrictions and the Multilateral Trading System

| 10 April 2013
Blog, Trade | Tags: Commodities, Protectionism, WTO
The turn of the millennium marked a shift towards higher commodity prices and greater price volatility, as a result of high demand for natural resources from emerging economies combined with export restrictions and financial speculation. A recent Chatham House report highlights that, over the past ... continue reading