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Commodity traders need new model as transparent market cuts margins

"The consumers and producers are trying to eat our lunch. So we got to be smart about differentiating ourselves," says Olam's Mr Verghese.


FOR commodity traders operating in the Information Age, just good old trading doesn't cut it anymore.

Unlike the stock market in which transactions are typically based on information that's public, firms that buy and sell raw materials thrived for decades in an opaque...

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