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Here is what others are talking about this morning:

Oil powers fly to Doha for private pow-wow as $30 crude woes mount

Top oil officials from Saudi Arabia, Russia and several key OPEC members will meet on Tuesday for their highest-level discussion in months, a potentially pivotal sign that producers are at last preparing to tackle a devastating supply glut.

China crude oil imports fall in January from record high

China’s crude oil imports fell 20 percent in January from record high volumes the previous month to their lowest level since October, official customs data showed on Monday.

Asian shares seen consolidating as investor fears ease

Asian shares are expected to consolidate gains on Tuesday as the Chinese currency and shares show signs of stability, oil prices rebound, and solid U.S. consumption data suggest last week’s sell-off was overdone.

Gold Gets Thumped as Risk-On Mood, Surging Shares Erode Demand

 Gold, the pacesetter among commodities this year, is coming back to Earth.

A new lease of life for Mangaluru’s unique chilli variety

A native variety of chilli in Mangaluru taluk, Harekala menasu,will soon be registered under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority.

Indian exports fall for 14th straight month, down 13.6% in January

The country’s merchandise exports fell in January, for a 14th month in a row, by 13.6 per cent to $21.1 billion against $24.4 bln a year before.




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