Cotton: Watch the China factor

Prospects for higher crop in 2014-15, coupled with lower demand, should pressure prices »

Global pulses convention opens in Capetown amid weather risks

A day ahead of the formal inauguration of World Pulses Convention 2014 organised by International Pulses Trade and Industry Confederation (IPTIC) here, the atmosphere is one of heightened... »

Swelling output to sap rubber prices

With modest recovery in the automobile sector this year, the demand for rubber may grow at a slow pace »

Deficit in global zinc, lead market to continue this year also

Mine production of both metals set to increase »

World copper market will be in surplus this year

After four consecutive years of apparent deficit, the world copper market could witness a production surplus relative to demand in 2014, according to projections made by International Coppe... »

Ruddy outlook for iron ore

By 2015, when global economic recovery spurs infrastructure investments, demand for iron ore will rise sharply »

US prospective plantings report has potential to tame inflation

Subject to normal weather, the US is likely to have record harvests of soyabean, cotton and corn in the coming mont »

China is now world’s largest gold producer and consumer

Move over India. China is officially now the world’s largest producer and consumer of gold and is garnering the world’s attention. With Indian policymakers showing no signs easing the rigid contro... »

More isn’t merrier for steel

Excess global capacity is one of the biggest challenges facing the steel industry and has impacted its financial health »

Supply shortfall to keep zinc on a high

New capacities that come up in the next five years can meet only a quarter of the demand »
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