Why water won't make it as a major commodity, even though it should be

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Water makes up 60% of our bodies but remains a none-fixture on financial markets. Picture: File
Water makes up 60% of our bodies but remains a none-fixture on financial markets. Picture: File

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Its low value to the end market and high transport costs make water an unlikely benchmark on financial markets, argues David Fickling.

There’s no commodity more central to human activity than the one that makes up 60% of our bodies. So why isn’t water a fixture on financial markets the way gold, crude oil, copper and soya beans are?

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