Palladium prices to go up for automakers

Sales of new cars in developing countries are forecast to grow, even as supply of the metal is in deficit »

Palm oil prices may slip after March on rising oilseeds supply

Crude palm oil prices might have held up well in recent times supported by a host of factors including seasonality and anticipated Indonesian internal demand, but a moderately bearish phase is rap... »

Commodities market awaits flow of positive macro data

In the first fortnight this year, gold has demonstrated surprising resilience. Prices have rebounded from the low $1200s of the year-end. Will the trend continue or is it a temporary blip in an ot... »

Raise participation of hedgers to increase trade volumes

Educating investors about benefiting from a falling market is necessary. Importantly, hedger participation has to be increased. »

Metals could be less volatile this year

Several uncertainties that upset the global metals market covering precious, industrial and base metals last year have more or less settled down and given way to a sense of cautious optimism at th... »

New year may prove positive for commodities

For a major part, the year 2013 was characterised by several uncertainties covering global economic growth, geopolitics, monetary policy, currency dynamics and weather. Mercifully, t... »

Stronger equities, mighty $ may rob sheen off gold

In a major change from various uncertainties that marked 2013, towards the end of the year the vigour of many of the uncertainties had waned. Economic growth is clearly picking up momentum;... »

Time to open up pulses export as production rebounds

Pulses imports have slowed down considerably following a significant rebound in domestic production this year and softer, consumer-friendly prices. Compared with 33.6 lakh tonnes of aggr... »

Castor margins in commodity bourses need a review

In a commodity with strong industrial demand, that is largely export-oriented and in which India holds a very dominant position in the world market as producer, processor and exporter, it is only... »

Tapering pushes gold below $1,200/oz; pressure set to mount

It happened at last! On Wednesday, the US Federal Reserve announced the start of tapering or winding down of the quantitative easing. From January 2014, monthly asset purchases will... »

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