A rich but risky vein

Special Report: Commodities

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The equity bull run of the past three years may have ground to a halt, but the prices of commodities - ranging from oil through to rice - remain stubbornly high. That's why investors in Asia have started transferring capital from traditional destinations such as stocks and currency into what, for many in the region, is a relatively new asset class.

Banks have responded in kind by offering products linked to commodities of all types. Their success in doing so is partly reflected in Asia Risk's ina