02 Jan '12, 4pm

High and volatile commodity prices for foreseeable future means most resource-productive corporations will be ma...

High and volatile commodity prices for foreseeable future means most resource-productive corporations will be ma...

High and volatile commodity prices for foreseeable future means most resource-productive corporations will be market leaders I touched on this McKinsey report earlier, but my most recent Clean Break column delves a bit deeper into the consultancy’s analysis of commodity trends past and future, and how this will impact the way corporations operate. —————————————————— Tyler Hamilton Has the global economy entered a long period of persistently high, volatile commodity prices? That’s a question asked recently by international consultancy McKinsey & Co., which analyzed a century of data and found that the trend – for at least the next 20 years – doesn’t look good. The previous 100 years told a different story. Since 1910, it found that the average combined price (inflation-adjusted) of food, agricultural raw materials, metals and energy reached its lowest historical level in th...

Full article: http://www.cleanbreak.ca/2012/01/02/high-and-volatile-com...

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