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Investment in agricultural commodity, safest - experts

Jul '07
In recent times, agricultural commodity demand has grown by leaps and bounds.

According to sources, the global financial services company, UBS AG, it would be best to invest in cotton and other commodities for coming three years, due to biofuel demand along with increasing earnings in India and China.

UBS, Credit Suisse Group and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. are the banks growing into commodities after prices rose to records.

Insiders inform that financiers can look forward to an extra proceed of 6-10 percent per year on their investments. The enthusiasm, commodities agents as well as the sales team in Asia has increased more than three times from past one year.

Investors apprehended US $110 billion in commodity products in the first quarter and investments would rise by 20 percent annually over next three years, with the expectation of the commodities market favor agricultural commodities.

According to the reports of International Cotton Advisory Committee, since April end, cotton trading in New York has expanded by 30 percent while the imports of China have increased from 2.5 million tons to 3.8 million tons.

Traders would like to invest in a commodity that is highly asked for, but the disruption in supply is a great hindrance.

Further, the want for cotton is pretty strong but the supply of it is disturbed due to natural calamities like drought though the basic requirement forthe same is increasing day by day.

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