A man shops for tomatoes at a market in Hong Kong on February 3. World food inflation was already heading higher in the fourth quarter of 2019. That trend may continue. Photo: AP
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

How the coronavirus outbreak could trigger a rise in global food prices

  • With China focused on averting a pandemic and the US Fed fretting over weak inflation, authorities in both countries look set to keep monetary policy settings accommodative for longer. That may well prompt capital to flow into soft commodities
A man shops for tomatoes at a market in Hong Kong on February 3. World food inflation was already heading higher in the fourth quarter of 2019. That trend may continue. Photo: AP
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