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Nickel prices may rise next year but China holds key

The world nickel market has gone through tremendous upheaval in recent years with strong government intervention and consequent price action leading to price volatility and supply woes. Specula... »

Rising thermal coal imports set to propel India to top spot

India may soon become the world’s largest importer of thermal coal, nudging the current top-ranking China to second position. India’s thermal coal imports have begun to attract global attention... »

Can organic and GM crops co-exist?

With landholdings in India rather small, the issue assumes greater importance »

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,... »
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