The Great Commodities Race

Dambisa Moyo, Author and Economist. Introduced by Greg Goldner.

Since China began seriously investing around the world in 2005, it has been cast by some as a stealthy imperialist with a voracious appetite for commodities, but economist Dambisa Moyo argues that China is merely securing resources to fuel economic growth while expanding much-needed infrastructure. Friend or foe, President Hu Jintao pledged another $20 billion in loans to African nations this year. And it's not just in Africa where China is looking to secure access to commodities, but also in Brazil, Canada, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Australia. What is the global impact of China’s quest to secure the resources and inputs needed to continue to drive economic development?

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Moyo’s latest book, Winner Take All: China’s Race for Commodities and What It Means For the World, will be available for purchase and signing following the program.