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Peanut to perk up

A looming harvest shortfall will likely keep prices firm »

Platinum and palladium prices set to remain firm unlike gold

After months of volatile trading, there is now indication that the precious metals complex will anchor more to the fundamentals. In the process, both platinum and palladium are likely to maintain... »

Gold market bets on India as Chinese import slows

Two of the world’s biggest importers and consumers of gold continue to impact the market but in different ways. After India placed restrictions on gold imports from early 2013 (by hiking customs d... »

Replace export floor price with duty on shipments

Fixing a minimum export price (MEP) for certain commodities has been adopted as a strategy among a slew of measures to augment availability of essential food commodities and contain price rise. »

Promise of plenty for pulses

India may import more pulses this year, but thankfully world markets are well supplied »

Govt should probe the difference between wholesale, retail prices

Hoarding of fruits and vegetable unlikely to be large »

Gold hub Switzerland is a net importer

In recent years, huge quantities of physical gold have flowed from West to East. From New York, London and Switzerland, the yellow metal has been exported to emerging markets in the East, i... »

Will India’s edible oil import bill rise on El Nino fears?

At a time when there is no unanimity over the timing and intensity of the looming El Nino on the one hand, and prospects of softening edible oil prices overseas (palm oil, soya oil) on the... »

Copper financing scandal in China rocks world market

The big question agitating market participants is how much of copper will flow out of the bonded warehouses and what will be the impact on prices »

In a falling precious metals market, palladium shines

Palladium has turned out to be a standout metal in recent days and has outperformed other precious metals, especially gold and silver which are steadily falling. While strong demand... »

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