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Is Speculation a Problem?

This refers to Richa Kumar’s article on commodity futures markets in India “Mandi Traders and the Dabba” (Epw, 31 July 2010). The author mentions that the large MNCs exert an undue infl uence in setting futures prices, yet, the article itself mentions local oligopolies of big traders doing the same...

Can Hedging Fly Airlines to Safety in Volatile ATF Markets?

This article attempts to assess the damaging impact of high volatility in Aviation Turbine Fuel prices on the domestic aviation industry, as well as the main factors that make ATF costly in India. While explaining the intensity of the rise and volatility in the price of aviation fuel, it examines if hedging can be a safe route for the domestic airlines to tide over the turbulent phase of the market, as is the standard practice across the world.
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