Market regulator, SEBI adds diamond, base metals and alloys to liquid assets list in commodities derivatives

Capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) added diamond, base metals and alloys to the list of eligible liquid assets for the commodity derivatives segment. Currently, the list of commodities permitted as liquid assets consists of bullion, steel and agricultural commodities. “Considering the introduction of compulsory delivery-based diamond and base metal derivatives […]

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India’s GDP may grow at 7.3% in FY20: Ind-Ra

India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has revised India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth estimate for fiscal 2019-20 to 7.3 per cent from 7.5 per cent earlier. The predicted lower-than-normal monsoon, the continued agrarian distress and the loss of momentum in the industrial output growth are being cited as the key reasons for the downward revision. […]

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A record $93 billion private capital flowed into natural resources in 2018: Report

Private capital tracker Preqin says in an update that contrary to expectations, 2018 was another bumper year for the metals and minerals industry, particularly for natural resources investments. Fundraising by unlisted funds for investment in natural resources – oil and gas, timberland, farmland, water and mines – set a fresh record in 2018 and is […]

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India’s economic growth to hit 7.6% in FY2019: ADB

India is expected to grow at a healthy 7.3 per cent in fiscal year (FY) 2018 helped by improved domestic demand, steady revival in industrial growth and reduced drag from net exports, according to a recently released Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. In an update to its flagship annual economic publication, Asian Development Outlook (ADO) […]

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Copper: Driving the green energy revolution

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Copper is known as “man’s first metal”, and for over 10,000 years, it’s been used in applications ranging from architecture to coinage. However, it was Michael Faraday’s discovery of electromagnetic induction in 1831 that turned demand on its head for the red metal. As the world used more and more electricity, copper became known as […]

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