Sebi’s margin rules change harming commodities more than equities

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Changes to margin rules by Sebi have impacted trading volumes across asset classes over the past few months. Although the move is aimed at preventing brokers from providing excessive leverage to traders, limiting risk and protecting retail investors, margin funding is an important tool for smaller brokers and some market participants say further tightening of […]

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Rise in non-energy commodity prices in 2020 fastest since 2011

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Commodity prices have risen rapidly as the manufacturing side of the global economy bounces back from the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic and lockdowns last year. By November 2020, global manufacturing activity had recovered all of its pandemic-related losses and merchandise trade volumes were more than 1% higher than prior-year levels. In contrast, much […]

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Origo to unveil e-auction platform in February; planning to cover three more states

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Gurugram-headquartered agri-tech startup Origo Commodities, primarily known for post-harvest agriculture supply chain management specialization, is getting ready to add major digital components to its operations before the end of the current fiscal. Speaking with indoasiancommodities, Sunoor Kaul, Co-Founder & Director of the firm said the company is all set to unveil a dedicated e-auction and […]

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“Long-lasting bull market for virtually all commodities”: Goldman Sachs

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The world is entering a “long-lasting bull market” for commodities, with even oil set to benefit as recent underinvestment, dollar weakness, government spending and the energy transition boost demand across the board, Goldman Sachs’ global head of commodities research, Jeffrey Currie, said. Speaking at an FT Live event, Currie said “every single commodity market with […]

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Impact of COVID-19 on commodity markets heaviest on energy prices; lower oil demand likely to persist beyond next year

While metal and agricultural commodities have recouped their losses from the COVID-19 pandemic and are expected to make modest gains in 2021, energy prices, despite some recovery, are expected to stabilize below pre-pandemic levels next year, the World Bank said. Oil prices fell dramatically in the early stages of COVID-19 and have only partially regained […]

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The next wave of the global recovery could send commodity prices soaring: Analysts

The next phase of the economic recovery is likely to be driven by commodity-intensive infrastructure investment, analysts have told CNBC, potentially setting the stage for further gains across the industrial space in the coming months. The prediction comes at a time when market participants are closely monitoring the strength of the global economic recovery, as […]

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Agritech startups innovating rapidly to connect with farmers

Agritech startups in India are innovating and making multiple changes to their processes to maintain connections with farmers, during the pandemic crisis. The startups, which have been working on helping farmers improve productivity, are helping farmers with access to raw materials and farming equipment. Some of them are also streamlining supply chain for better demand […]

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