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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... »

Are Indian castor oil exporters selling the country short?

After a subdued period of trading well below ₹4,000 a quintal due to inventory overhang, castor seed prices have begun to look up in the last two months, thanks to the improved market outlook. »

Cotton prices may bottom out early next year

The global cotton market is currently facing an extraordinary glut with rapidly expanding inventory, slowing trade and falling prices. The extent of inventory burden can be gauged from t... »

A slippery slope for palm oil

Global production touched a new high in 2013-14, bringing down prices »

Gold, silver look vulnerable despite ETF outflows slowing

Unlike in 2013, physically-backed gold ETP holdings have faced much less outflow pressure this year. Against 850 tonnes redeemed last year, some 130 tonnes have flowed out so far this year. Not... »

Charting a new course for India’s farm resurgence

Beefing up input delivery, expanding irrigation facilities & infusing technology are the key »

Supplies weigh on cotton prices

But production cuts are likely next year  »

Demand concerns put pressure on base metals

The global base metals market is currently facing strong headwinds that impact price performance. In 2012 and 2013, a combination of expanding liquidity, weakening dollar, China’s voraci... »

Trading relationship with India among the best in the world, says Canadian province

Close to 50 per cent of India’s annual pulses imports is supplied by Saskatchewan »
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