Global commodities: COVID-19 blues continue

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The only positive news during the week was from the International Grains Council (IGC), which forecast record world grains production in the 2020/21 season while warning projections were tentative until the progress and duration of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clearer. The inter-governmental body, in its first full assessment of the 2020/21 season, projected world grains […]

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Maharashtra sugar mills want to continue crushing during lockdown

The Maharashtra State Cooperative Sugar Factories Federation (MSCSFF) is seeking permission from the state government to complete the crushing season of 2019-20, which has reached the last stages, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown declared by the Centre, top officials of the federation said to the Financial Express. Some 26 factories […]

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Gold heading towards Rs 45,000 per 10 grams level amid volatility in global markets

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Volatility in the global markets has once again brought gold back in focus, with the price of the yellow metal rising sharply worldwide. In India, it is approaching the Rs 45,000-level. This is a boon for investors holding gold exchange-traded funds and sovereign gold bonds (SGBs). At present, it is perhaps the only instrument to be providing […]

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Fuel demand drops in India as coronavirus strikes; petrol diesel purchases drop

India’s fuel demand has dropped by a steep 10-11 per cent in the first two weeks of March as the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) led to the cancellation of flights and reduction in industrial activity. The country had consumed 19.5 million tonnes of petroleum products in March 2019, official data showed. Assuming consumption in two […]

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Gold prices shoot up by Rs 1,395 to Rs 41,705 per 10 grams; silver rises by Rs 2,889 to Rs 38,100 a kilo

Gold prices jumped Rs 1,395 to Rs 41,705 per 10 gram yesterday (Friday), following rally in the international prices of the precious metal. On Thursday, the precious metal had closed at Rs 40,310 per 10 gram. Meanwhile, silver prices advanced Rs 2,889 to Rs 38,100 per kg against the previous close of Rs 35,211 per kg. In the international […]

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