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Stronger $ drags commodity prices

Global commodity prices have fallen across the board in the current quarter and in a more pronounced way so far in September. Crude, precious metals, base metals and agriculture have all taken pri... »

Govts supporting subsidies in cotton, says global body

Across ten countries, Government support to cotton has continued to be high. Subsidies include direct support to production, border protection, crop insurance and minimum support price mech... »

‘Better farm productivity is critical for India’

World Bank economist says there is ‘policy fatigue’ »

Malaysia ups the ante in the race to garner palm oil market

A turf war has once again broken out between Indonesia and Malaysia, two of the world’s top palm oil producers, to retain market share in the lucrative export business. The latest in the se... »

Palladium to rule firm in short-term

The paradoxical trend in the palladium market is palpable. In the last few days, physically-backed ETP holdings have seen a huge drawdown. At the same time, prices have hit multi-year highs... »

With new economic optimism, India’s oil demand outpaces China’s

Simultaneous fall in global crude prices bodes well for economic activity »

Central banks turn net buyers of gold

Investors in the gold have generally been rather lucky for 10 long years beginning 2002 as investment in it proved lucrative by giving double-digit returns. Many supportive factors mater... »

Soyabean needs a booster shot

A humongous global crop is expected to pressure soyabean and meal prices, even in the Indian markets »

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... »
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