commodity prices

  • January 8, 2019

    Borrowing costs for impoverished country governments continue to rise, while commodity prices are falling.

  • October 12, 2016

    Ghana is in a debt crisis. Having had significant amounts of debt cancelled a decade ago, the country is losing around 30 per cent of government revenue in external debt payments each year according to a new report from Jubilee Debt Campaign (JDC)

  • April 11, 2016

    Impoverished country governments could be up to $61 billion worse off in 2016 as a result of the crash in global commodity prices and strengthening of the US dollar. This is reducing government revenue and increasing the relative size of debt payments in foreign currencies.

  • May 21, 2011

    Christian Aid Week focuses on vital fundraising for the global work of the UK-based churches' international development agency, and its many indigenous partners across several continents.

    But there are also significant opportunities for raising awareness of key concerns - such as food, commodities, population and poverty.

  • May 20, 2011

    A new report calls on policy-makers to investigate why food price rises have in recent years begun to mirror the level of investment in food futures.

  • January 25, 2007

    Poor people in mineral-rich developing countries are missing out on the benefits of higher commodity prices while large transnational oil and mining corporations make record profits, a new report says.