Obama administration trying to increase the instability of commodity market prices
A US regulator is to hold hearings to decide whether it should clamp down on speculation in the energy market.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) imposes limits on trading positions in agricultural commodities but not on oil or gas. . . . .
The hearings are being seen as part of the Obama administration's attempts to stabilise financial markets.
They will take place in July and August. . . . .