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Copper market in a tailspin

The New Year 2015 so far has been far from friendly to copper even as huge sell-off and languishing prices have become the defining feature. From $ 6,355 a tonne (LME cash) on December 31,... »

Crude oil price seeks a new normal

The rapid downward spiral of crude oil prices in the last three months or so has flummoxed even the most seasoned market participants. Now that a new reality has hit the market – oversupply, deman... »

Pulses demand-supply scenario turning worrisome

The pulses situation is turning potentially explosive. 2014-15 is likely to witness lower production, breaking the rising trend of last two years. As a consequence, imports are expected to surge t... »

Crude oil market may re-balance in mid-2015

Consumption and production growth are slowing even as price remains low »

Performance of metals complex mixed in 2014

Zinc, nickel, palladium posted gains; lead, tin, copper, silver and platinum fell »

China’s large imports lend solid support to gold prices

Price-sensitive Chinese consumers are driving up demand for the yellow metal at the current prices that are relatively weak. The demand surge is ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year that falls i... »

Much to chew on

Outlook for animal feed is bearish, with a large harvest of feed grains »

At crossroads now, gold looks vulnerable

Other factors such as ETP redemptions that drive prices are less supportive »

Cotton user industry has to do its bit to help growers

A record crop, abundant availability and modest export prospects in the face of a weak global market outlook have made Indian cotton growers vulnerable to a price fall. With arrivals bui... »

Nov 30 Swiss vote may hold key to gold prices

Gold prices have moved up in the last several days and ended the last week trading above $1,200 an ounce in the London market ($1,204 Friday PM Fix). While macro indicators and investor... »

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