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July 21st, 2009
The Market Maker
Slideshow: On the Trading Floor

The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange operates on an “open outcry” system, which means that buyers and sellers negotiate publicly and simultaneously on the trading floor during designated hours. The system is meant to provide transparency, but the scene can look confusing to an outsider. Click on an image below to see how it works.

  • Mulugeta Shiferaw

    It is lack of systems like this that Ethiopian farmers don’t get what they deserve, despite their hard work. Good job !

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