India’s floriculture market almost vanishes as farmers destroy crop

Flower farmers across the country have started uprooting full blossom plants amid difficulty in selling their produce following the closure of several mandis and shops because of the nationwide lockdown. Maintaining flowers in and off the field requires heavy investments and favourable climate. But, transportation to cold storages has become tough because of unavailability of labourers and […]

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China’s coronavirus scare and holiday blues choke gold demand in Asia

Physical gold demand was subdued in major Asian hubs last week on account of the Lunar New Year holidays, with growing fears the coronavirus outbreak in China could further dampen activity, reports Reuters. China, the world’s biggest gold consumer, is ramping up measures to contain a virus that has killed 26 people, suspending public transport […]

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