< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: Foot & Mouth

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Foot & Mouth

I'll be moving to Asia in about a week. While traders here are trying to digest the latest mad cow news, what few people in the US know about is the latest foot and mouth news. The Hong Kong Special Admin Region recently confirmed foot and mouth disease. The reason this matters is because it shows a big eastward shift in the distribution of FMD throughout mainland China. When the virus enters animal populations for the first time, outbreaks are often severe and prolonged. This also risks outbreak in neighbouring countries, including the Russian region of Amur. Now, the best way to trade on this is... ?