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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ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel participating in Odisha iron ore mine auctions

To securitise its iron ore requirements, ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel (AMNS) is participating in the ongoing auctions of iron ore mines in Odisha, PTI reports. ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AMNS India) is a 60:40 joint venture between L N Mittal-owned ArcelorMittal and Japan-based Nippon Steel Corporation. “We are participating in ongoing auctions of mines in Odisha,” […]

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Manganese and chromite mines in India facing closure and job loss

With seven manganese and four chromite non-captive mines on their way to shut down by March 2020, the mining industry is staring at a sizeable job loss since the ratio of direct and indirect employment is 1:10. This is just the beginning since mining leases of total 329 mines of private mining companies, including 48 operative and 281 non-operative mines spread […]

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Vedanta Resources chairman urges government of India to privatise mining firms to cut down $400 billion of imports

Anil Agarwal, the billionaire metals tycoon, has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Centre should privatise five mining firms including NMDC to save some of the $400 billion that India spends annually on imports. The Vedanta Resources chairman, who was one of the three industrialists invited for a pre-Budget meeting that Modi had with […]

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NTPC of India aims for 10.4 million tonnes of captive coal production during 2019/20

India’s largest power producer, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), has set a target of mining 10.4-million tonnes of coal from its captive mines during 2019/20. According to a company statement, NTPC had set the coal production target in its memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with the Power Ministry, which also stipulated that the utility would […]

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