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6-14-2012: DOLLARS ARE FLEEING ARGENTINA. We are not exactly sure what this means, but the Argentinian government is fighting a dollar exodus. Any plunge like this would make us worried about the implications.
For coffee traders, this year has been a tale of two beans. Since the start of the year, prices for arabica, the high-quality bean beloved of the espresso cognoscenti, have plummeted more than 20 per cent, while robusta, used mainly for instant coffee, has risen nearly 10 per cent.