Global pepper output to tank for first time after several years: Nedspice Report

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Netherlands-based Nedspice estimates global pepper production to decline this season by 74,000 tonnes for the first time after several years, mainly driven by unfavourable weather in Vietnam, reports Financial Express. However, the mismatch between global supply and demand of the spice will continue to put pressure on the price with supply seen higher by almost […]

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ADB trims growth forecasts as Asia’s biggest economies slow; India lowered to 5.1%

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has trimmed its forecasts for economic growth in developing Asia this year and next year as growth in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and India is weighed down by both external and domestic factors. In a supplement to its Asian Development Outlook 2019 Update released in September, ADB now expects gross domestic product […]

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India’s real GDP growth in FY20 likely to be below 5%: IHS Market report

India’s real GDP growth in the 2019-20 fiscal is expected to be slightly below 5 per cent as the impact of stimulus measures will take time to filter through to the economy, IHS Markit has said. The latest GDP data for the July-September quarter showed a significant further moderation in the pace of economic growth […]

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India’s gold imports down for five months in a row amid slowing economy, rising metal prices

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India’s gold imports in November 2019 declined for the fifth month as elevated prices and the slowest economic growth in six years curbed demand during the peak wedding season. Inbound shipments dropped 19 per cent from a year earlier to 56.1 tonnes, according to a Bloomberg report. That makes it the lowest shipment for the […]

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Output of eight core industries declines by 5.8% in October 2019

Output of eight core infrastructure industries contracted by 5.8 per cent in October, indicating the severity of economic slowdown, according to government data. Eight core industries posted marginal 0.2% growth in output for April-October 2019. As many as six of eight core industries saw a contraction in output in October. The Eight Core Industries carrying […]

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India’s central bank pauses after five rate cuts, lowers 2019-20 GDP growth rate to 5%

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday kept the interest rates unchanged, pausing after five straight cuts, but lowered the country’s economic growth forecast for the 2019-20 financial year to 5 percent from an earlier 6.1 percent. The RBI also raised its inflation forecast for the second half of the year to between 5.1-4.7 […]

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MMTC contracts 4,000 tonnes of onions in addition to the 17,090 tonnes already contracted

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India’s state trading arm, MMTC has further contracted 4,000 tonnes of Onions from Turkey which is expected to arrive by mid-January, 2020. This 4,000 tonnes is in addition to the 17,090 tonnes of onions already contracted which includes 6090 tonnes arriving from Egypt and 11,000 tonnes from Turkey. The Department of Consumer Affairs has also […]

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