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Downward push on the prices of exported commodities

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Developing countries have often attempted to establish cartels so as to counter the actual or perceived inexorable downward push on the prices of their exported commodities. How do you think such cartels are expected to help the developing countries?

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Companies typically form cartels if they want to avoid the downward pressure on prices and maintain their profits. In a near oligopoly situation companies can try to beat each other up by lowering their prices continuously. This sort of a price war is ...

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