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Destabilising the Countryside

September 19, 1981 unreasonabla assumption that such estimates of damages are deliberately floated to send coffee prices soaring. It is true that following the reports of frost damage in Brazil, coffee prices instead of firming up fell steeply, but this was a phenomenon of a few days, dictated by the speculatory unloading of stocks. And in any event, in a matter of days, coffee prices rallied. In fact' all the fluctuations of coffee prices in the last few weeks have been exactly that

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