Rotterdam and amsterdam as trading places_ in search of the economic-geographical nexus between global commodity chains and world cities (pdf download available)

This Windows on the Netherlands addresses the economic geography of commodity trade by providing insights from two Dutch port cities: Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Amsterdams vloerencentrum It is argued that commodity traders provide an empirical site for uncovering the missing links between research on world cities on the one hand, and global commodity chains on the other. Amsterdam flights and hotel Commodity trading is compelling as it is linked both with the financial sector (financing and paper trade) and with the production and distribution of commodities (storage and transportation).

Amsterdams verrekenbeding However, these two activities do not necessarily need to be in geographical proximity. Amsterdam bar and hall Rotterdam and Amsterdam handle large volumes of commodities flowing through their ports, but the trading desks of the large commodity houses handle the trade transactions. Amsterdam keukenhof There is a strong presence of the world’s largest commodity traders in the Netherlands, which include not only the port-based physical-operational functions but also the trading desks, treasuries and holding companies. Amsterdam ny zip code The paper concludes with an overview of avenues for further research.

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[Show description] [Hide description] DESCRIPTION: The Swiss commodity sector has come under increasing scrutiny in the last few years as a result of the

substantial growth experienced by global commodity trade since 2002 and the importance of Switzerland as acleading international commodity trading hub. Amsterdam drink These developments have put commodity trading squarely on the agenda of Swiss institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Amsterdam tavern Swiss academia has also started engaging in the debate, but faced considerable challenges in contributing to an informed dialogue due to the overall paucity of data still surrounding cross-border and transit activities of Swiss-based commodity companies active in physical and derivatives trading, and the consequent substantial gaps in existing literature as to the impacts associated with commodity investment and trading in Switzerland and in host countries. Amsterdam history This paper aims at identifying main knowledge gaps and providing a basis for further academic research on commodity investment and trading, while informing current policy debates and decision-making processes in Switzerland.