The oil surplus is going to continue in 2020; average price may rule at $65 a barrel: IEA

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Global oil markets will remain well supplied this year, with a possible overhang of some 1 million bpd, the head of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Bitol, told Reuters. “Non-OPEC production is very strong. We still expect production coming from, not just United States, but also Norway, Canada, Guyana, among other countries,” Birol said, adding “Therefore, I […]

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Kharif production likely to decline by 53% due to heavy post-monsoon showers: NBHC

The country’s kharif food production could be much lower than the Centre’s first advance estimate of a marginal fall. Heavy post-monsoon showers are a key reason. The production of coarse grains, pulses, oil seeds and sugarcane is expected to decline in the summer season of 2019-20 due to late monsoon and erratic and heavy rains […]

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India imposes anti-subsidy duty on imports of copper wire rods from 4 Asian countries

India has imposed anti-subsidy duty for a period of five years on copper wire rods from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam after concluding a probe that these imports have impacted domestic players. In a notification, the finance ministry said that it has imposed the anti-subsidy or countervailing duty after considering the final findings of the […]

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Spinning mills in India seek govt intervention for sale of cotton by CCI at market price

The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), a spinning mills body has asked the Union government to direct the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) not to hoard the commodity and sell it at market price on a regular basis, reports Financial Express. “China, the largest consumer of cotton, has depleted its cotton reserves significantly in the […]

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US to impose sanctions on Iran’s metal exports and its leaders

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on Iran last week, including penalties on the Islamic Republic’s metals and some senior leaders, following Tehran’s attack on U.S. military bases. The sanctions target steel, aluminum, copper and iron, as well as eight senior Iranian officials and sectors of the economy, such as construction, manufacturing, textiles and mining, […]

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Lithium price plunges to 4-year low

Investment in battery manufacturing plants and electric vehicle factories continues to boom around the world, but for now the market for lithium shows no signs of emerging from a four-year slump. Prices for the raw material used in lithium-ion batteries fell again at the end of last year, according to the December price assessment released […]

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