Coronavirus outbreak and lockdown impact weighs on Indian steel industry

The outbreak of COVID-19 and a lockdown to prevent the spread are threatening to impact production of steel companies. Tata Steel is closing down its downstream standalone units in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh in line with guidance from respective states. The main sites at Jamshedpur, Kaliganagar and Angul, however, are operational, as they are process […]

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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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Coal likely to face challenges in India as renewables look to scale up


Coal remains central in the power mix of the developing world, with coal plants still being built across Asia in order to meet rising baseload electricity needs. However, a more challenging macroeconomic environment and slowing power demand growth are raising some questions around the growth of coal even in developing economies. Last year may have […]

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Vegetable prices surge ahead of mandi closure despite surge in arrivals


Vegetables prices went up further today despite increased arrivals of key produce in the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Vashi, as the market decided to remain closed tomorrow in order to facilitate disinfection and protect participants from coronavirus (Covid-19), reports Business Standard. Total vegetable arrivals in the mandi surged to 830 vehicles, holding about nine tonnes each, and […]

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