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Managing commodity booms--and busts by Panos Varangis

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Published by World Bank in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Commodity futures -- Developing countries.,
  • Primary commodities -- Prices -- Developing countries -- Forecasting.,
  • Export marketing -- Government policy -- Developing countries.

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Edition Notes

StatementPanos Varangis, Takamasa Akiyama, and Donald Mitchell.
SeriesDirections in development
ContributionsAkiyama 1944-, Mitchell, Donald, 1947-
LC ClassificationsHG6051.D44
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 22 p. :
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22176887M
ISBN 100821334891
ISBN 109780821334898

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