NCDEX maintains its iron grip on agri-derivatives; controls 72% market share

The National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) has stated that it has maintained its leadership position in January with its performance in the agri-commodities segment. The exchange led the agri-derivatives market in India across number of contracts, open interest in value and traded value. Reflecting 72 per cent of total market share, the exchange registered […]

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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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Indian exports to China surge in wake of US-China trade war; agri-exports rose by 70% till Nov 2018

The tariff war between the US and China has helped India increase its exports to China.  During the June-November 2018 period, exports to the neighbouring country have increased by about 25 per cent to $8.46 billion, apex exporters body, Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) revealed. Exports to China had stood at $6.37 billion in […]

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Bombay Stock Exchange gears up for agri-commodities trade; ties up with SLCM for support 

Mumbai-based BSE has entered into an agreement with Sohan Lal Commodity Management (SLCM) for supporting its much-awaited launch of agri-commodities trading. Under the agreement, SLCM shall provide warehousing, assaying services and crop management services to the BSE for storage of various food grains, pulses and other agro-based commodities at various places in India. As per […]

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NCDEX to launch delivery-based metals contracts as well as location-spread agri commodities

India’s National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) plans to nudge its way into market leader Multi Commodity Exchange’s (MCX) stronghold over metals derivatives. NCDEX, India’s leading agricultural commodity derivatives exchange, is planning to launch two metals contracts, which will be delivery contracts and capture Indian prices. The bourse is also considering launching location-spread contracts for […]

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Prices of energy commodities seen rising in 2018; metals to balance out after this year’s surge – World Bank


Prices for energy commodities – which include oil, natural gas, and coal — are forecast to climb 4 percent in 2018 after a 28 percent leap this year, the World Bank said in its October Commodity Markets Outlook. The metals index is expected to stabilise in the coming year, after a 22 percent jump this year […]

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Commodities in the first half: Why are they cheap?


If you’re looking for action, the commodities sector has traditionally been a good place to find it. With wild price swings, massive up-cycles, exciting resource discoveries, and extreme weather events all playing into things, there’s usually never a dull day in the sector. That being said, it’s hard to remember a more lacklustre period for […]

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