Gold ends 2019 on shiny note; may hit Rs 45,000 per 10 gram in 2020


Gold is set to remain more expensive in the New Year as continuing geopolitical tremors, economic woes and rupee volatility are expected to push the yellow metal even to Rs 45,000 for 10 gram, says a PTI report. Thanks to various government policies and soaring stock market, gold witnessed periodic as well as steep price fluctuations in […]

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India’s sugar may dominate global market from next fiscal, FY 2020-21


India may dominate the global sugar market as prospects for next year’s cane crop have brightened due to brimming reservoirs. Bountiful monsoon rains this year have led to above average water levels in reservoirs, which will in turn boost the amount of sugar cane that’s planted, according to industry and Indian government officials. Sugar output […]

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World crude steel production declines by 1% in November 2019: Worldsteel


World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 147.8 million tonnes in November 2019, a 1.0 per cent decrease compared to November 2018. China’s crude steel production for November 2019 was 80.3 million tonnes, an increase of 4.0 per cent compared to November 2018. India produced 8.9 […]

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India’s rough diamond imports fall sharply in 2019 over liquidity crunch


Liquidity crunch due to financing cuts by banks leading to cutters and polishers reducing purchases has resulted in India experiencing the steepest decline in net rough diamond imports sharply in 2019 so far. According to the data from the Gem and Jewellary Exports Promotion Council, the overall gross import of rough diamonds between April to […]

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After onion, cooking oil prices bring tears to Indian households


After onion prices meteoric surge, cooking oil is also expected to hit the grocery bills of Indian households as edible oils have registered a rising trend due to costlier imports. Prices of almost all edible oils have increased and due to “costlier imports from Malaysia and Indonesia, edible oil prices are likely to see a […]

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MMTC to import additional 12,500 tonnes of onion from Turkey; fresh harvest also on the way


India’s rampant onion prices may finally be running out of steam, with fresh supplies of the pungent vegetable set to hit the market next month. In addition, state-owned trading firm MMTC, which has already importing onions on behalf of the government, has contracted an additional 12,500 tonnes of edible bulb from Turkey to boost domestic availability and […]

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Agri commodity markets impacted by unprecedented incidents and severe conditions in 2019: RaboBank


In 2019, agri commodity markets were impacted by several unprecedented incidents and uncommonly severe conditions, says RaboBank’s 12 month outlook report. As macro, political, and climate risks continue to make their mark on agri commodity markets in 2020, producers, processors, traders, and retailers need to prepare, the report warns. China’s hog herd declined significantly, as […]

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