Decline in shrimp exports to China makes shrimps cheaper in India for domestic market


India’s shrimp exports to China have been witnessing a sharp decline, and that has made shrimps cheaper in the domestic markets by 30-40 per cent since March 2021. Given that China is the second largest purchaser of Indian shrimps after the USA, it has impacted exports quite severely. According to shrimp exporters, since China was […]

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India staring at new inflationary challenges as oil prices rise and demand returns


The recent increase in global crude oil prices is creating immediate short- and mid-term challenges for India as it emerges from a second wave of the Covid-19 virus to find pump prices at record highs that could impact both inflationary pressures and the economy. Global crude prices were touching $75/barrel this week – up 33% […]

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COMMENT – Colonial Pipeline hack: Implications for the future, lessons from the past


Forecasts tell you a lot about the forecaster, but they don’t tell you anything about the future or in the case of commodities the grammatically weird plural futures. When they do come true, it is usually a mixture of deep intelligence meeting immense luck. The July 1995 released film The Net, starring Sandra Bullock as […]

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Clean energy demand for critical minerals set to soar as the world pursues net zero goals


Supplies of critical minerals essential for key clean energy technologies like electric vehicles and wind turbines need to pick up sharply over the coming decades to meet the world’s climate goals, creating potential energy security hazards that governments must act now to address, according to a report by the International Energy Agency.  The special report, The […]

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Zaveri Bazaar may lose primacy to proposed hi-tech jewellery park in Navi Mumbai


Recent reports about Mumbai’s gold hub at Zaveri Bazaar shifting to New Mumbai is nothing new. Plans to shift the congested gold market in south Mumbai have been afoot for three years when Maharashtra state government signed an agreement with Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) at the Magnetic Maharashtra 2018 conclave during the […]

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Global cotton prices might be influenced by more than traditional market fundamentals, says ICAC


The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) said in its latest report that it expects global cotton production for 2020/21 at an estimated 24.6 million tonnes, led by India. Global consumption is estimated at 25 million tonnes, led by demand from China. Global trade, it said, was estimated at 9.8 million tonnes. The ICAC said these […]

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