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Copper spot prices up, but long-term demand growth may depend on India

As rapidly as flash floods inundated mines and blocked roads in Chile, the world’s largest copper mining country, copper prices spurted by about 10 per cent to breach the $6,000 a tonne lev... »

Gold vulnerable to macro headwinds

Bearish sentiment pervades the global precious metals market, in general, and gold, market in particular. Whether it is the macro-economic environment or investor flows or the currency (dollar)... »

‘Africa to be the next frontier for oil palm’

Despite many challenges such as infrastructure and logistics, Africa may well be the next frontier for palm as the continent presents excellent opportunities, according to Mr. Sunny Verghese, chief... »

Pulses importers relieved; vegetable oil trade sore

Pulses importers have something to cheer for what the Budget has not done to them. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has chosen to leave the duty-free status of imported pulses untouched. Imports of p... »

Global pulses trade waits nervously for India’s Budget

Importers nervous over possible customs duty »

Budget may announce SEBI-FMC merger

Aimed at more effective regulation of the futures market »

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 »
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