Less demand and low crude prices may cut India’s oil bill by 40% this year


The severe demand squeeze due to the pandemic prompted lockdowns and low global crude prices has helped India in reducing its crude import bill. Declining consistently since April, India’s oil imports fell about 29 per cent (YoY) to around 13.44 million tonnes in June, the lowest since October 2011. In value terms, the June oil imports stood at $4.93 billion (Rs […]

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India’s large steel export volumes not sustainable in near term: ICRA


Though weak domestic demand has prompted Indian steel producers to look at exporting the commodity, rating agency ICRA is of the view that large volumes of steel exports from India are not sustainable in the near term. India’s finished steel exports grew 76 per cent during April-May 2020 and stood at 1.71 million tonne, as against the domestic demand, which […]

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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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Gold, base metals, crude oil jump on US Fed’s surprise interest rate cut


Base metals’ prices jumped by 1-2 per cent on Wednesday after the United States Federal Reserve (US Fed) announced a 50 basis points (bps) emergency interest rate cut. The Fed also confirmed high downside risk for the global economy as a result of increasing number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases across the world. Gold and silver price increased […]

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