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Audio - The commodities slump - link to the BBC website

Commodity prices have dropped 12% in the last three months alone, hitting a five year low. That is bad news for countries that dig up the metals, drill the oil, or grow the food, but according to the IMF it could be good news for the global economy as a whole. We hear from analysts, Matthew Wonnacott of CRU consultants, Martin Deboo from Jefferies International investment bank, and Brenda Kelly from IG Index. Also, we have a report from Darjeeling in the hills of west Bengal in India, where our reporter Rahul Tandon tastes Makaibari Silver Tips Imperial, the world's most expensive tea.

Books about Makaibari

The Soul & Spirit of Tea

edited by Phil Cousineau & Scott Chamberlin Hoyt Tea Dragon Films, New York. 2013

Mission in a Bottle

Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff - Cofounders of Honest Tea - llustrated by Sungyoon Choi Published by Crown Business, New York, 2013

Online articles about Makaibari

"Soils constitute the foundation of vegetation and agriculture. Forests need it to grow. We need it for food, feed, fiber, fuel and much more."

José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General - International Year of Soils 2015: Healthy soils for a healthy life