Rains improve U.S. wheat prospects; soybean market sag on Hong Kong tussle; gold looking at losses

A forecast for rain promised much-needed relief to dry soils in the U.S. plains, improving wheat crop prospects this season. After Beijing announced new national security legislation for Hong Kong after last year’s pro-democracy unrest, soybean markets sagged on concerns about export demand. U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Washington would react “very strongly” against […]

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Trade war seen escalating as U.S. senate moves to delist 800 Chinese firms from American bourses

In a major move, the US Senate has overwhelmingly approved legislation that could lead over 800 Chinese companies such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Baidu Inc. to be barred from listing on American stock exchanges amid increasingly tense relations between the world’s two largest economies. The bill called the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, […]

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Subdued demand, sufficient coal stocks may dampen interest in Indian mining rights: Emkay Global

The government’s move to end Coal India’s monopoly in coal mining by allowing commercial miners in the sector may not attract the requisite participation from domestic and global entities as fuel demand currently is subdued while CIL production is more than sufficient to meet the domestic coal demand. According to a research report from Emkay […]

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Rabo Foundation continues its digital education programme to empower farmers in India

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In 2018 Rabo Foundation launched a tech-led educational program targeting marginalized farmers in India in partnership with Syngenta Foundation. Rabo Foundation finances the toolkits and the educational materials for the farmers, while Syngenta Foundation trains agricultural entrepreneurs. Many farmers in India are very marginalized. They only speak the local language, haven’t been to school, and […]

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India’s poultry industry urged to build better linkages with maize farmers, FPOs

Mr S K Malhotra, Agriculture Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt of India today said, “Maize, known as Queen of cereals is the most important crop after rice and wheat.” Addressing a webinar on  ‘Covid Impact on Maize Value Chain – Challenges and Prospects’ organized by FICCI, Mr Malhotra said, “Farmers are happy to cultivate maize, if there is […]

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