Improvement in macro sentiment leading to recovery in Aluminium, Copper prices: ICRA

Prices of aluminium and copper are showing signs of recovery in the last three months as trade tensions in international markets have eased to an extent leading to an improvement in sentiment, rating agency ICRA said in its research report. Consequently, while aluminium prices at the spot market have increased by 4 per cent in […]

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Drop in sales revenue by 4.7% for non-ferrous metal companies in September quarter

Sales of non-ferrous metal companies contracted by 4.7 per cent in the second quarter (Q2) of this fiscal on account of overall weakness in metal prices, reports Business Standard. Among the non-ferrous metal companies, aluminium firms witnessed 21 per cent contraction in sales. A study by CARE Ratings noted that the average prices of aluminium in Q2 of FY20 […]

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Indian aluminium producers’ seek import duty hike ahead of budget

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Ahead of the budget, aluminium producers in India have sought steps from the government to hike import duty on primary aluminum, scrap and downstream products and rationalise costs of raw materials. Industry bodies such as the Aluminium Association of India (AAI) and FICCI have informed the government that the aluminium sector of the country is […]

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India levies retaliatory tariffs on 28 US products

Finally, after deferring retaliatory tariffs on the US for months, India has decided to impose higher tariffs on 28 American products including almonds, apples and walnut effective June 16, the government said in a notification. The retaliatory tariffs, triggered by the US announcing higher duties on Indian steel and aluminium last year, were deferred multiple […]

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India’s domestic aluminium MSME firms suffer decrease in margins on rising imports

With imports of finished aluminium products having risen over 50 per cent year-to-date, the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) segment is witnessing sharp margin contraction and slim hope for change in situation for the next six months. “Margins of MSME players have dropped to 2-3 per cent, from 8-10 per cent, as the surge in finished […]

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Over 100 mineral blocks in India ready for online auctions, says mines minister

As many as 100 virgin mineral blocks across the country are ready for online auctions, said Union minister for mines, rural development, parliamentary affairs and Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar. “So far, 53 mines have been auctioned. The electronic auction of these assets has brought in incremental revenue of Rs 1.43 trillion to states. The additional revenue […]

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