Comment – Biden’s slim advantage in U.S. poll spooks oil markets


With a closely-fought election edging slightly towards Democrat nominee Joe Bien, crude oil prices are edging downwards in anticipation of more fuel supplies reaching global markers. On Thursday, Brent crude fell 0.4% to $41.06 a barrel and West Texas Intermediate down 0.7% to $38.87 a barrel. A Biden administration is seen as less bullish for […]

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Having tasted sugar exports in new markets, sugar mills request India for a stable sugar export policy


Sugar millers have appealed to the Centre to urgently announce a policy for the export of sugar. The appeal comes in the wake of a recent statement by Food and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal that the government is currently not considering an extension of sugar export subsidies for the 2020-21 season in view of stable […]

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India to cultivate asafoetida (heeng) for the first time in Himachal Pradesh

The largest importer of heeng or asafoetida, India now plans to cultivate the crop in four locations at Himachal Pradesh, as per the Ministry of Agriculture for the first time in its history. Thanks to the combined efforts by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (IHBT), heeng has been […]

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