I picked up the story in Kleinezeitung - the EU has passed a law to stop speculators artificially raising food prices - and didn't understand exactly what it meant. So I looked up the story in the Wall Street Journal - and am really none the wiser. Yes, I know what derivatives are, and what high frequency trading is, but 'dark markets' are a new one, and exactly what will be the effect on UK competitiveness of the measures is beyond my understanding.
That this isn't a story featured in the UK press doesn't mean it's not important. But once again I must wait for Dr North or C@W or Tim Worstall or Booker to let me know if we should be concerned about this or not. Hey ho.