IVORY COAST: Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland raise cocoa prices, but how long will it last?
A price war over cocoa beans has been launched across the southwestern cocoa belt in the Ivory Coast, prompted by fears of a global shortage in supplies. The issue is causing quite a dilemma however, as the major players in the commodity raise prices to a tightrope that could fall at anytime if they decide to form a monopoly.
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