Mumbai, Jan. 15
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...
Mumbai, Jan. 1
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...
Mumbai, Nov. 12
There was some euphoria in the palm oil market recently when prices breached Malaysia ringgit (MYR) 2,600 a tonne for crude palm oil as wet weather triggered production concerns. But the rally was...
Mumbai, Oct. 15
Even as gold and silver prices continue to remain under pressure following distinct lack of investor interest and imminent tapering of QE in the US that will suck out excessive liquidity, investor...
Washington, Sept. 5
World cotton production in 2013-14 is set to decline for the second year in a row to 25.5 million tonnes (mt) ( 26.5 mt). However, world consumption, projected at 23.7 mt with only a marginal incr...
Mumbai, Aug. 14
China is on way to reasserting its position as the world’s largest gold consumer with trade data showing strong imports. No wonder, despite tepid demand conditions in India and bearish inve...
Mumbai, May 15
Platinum is making steady inroads into the Indian jewellery market, despite the country’s voracious appetite for gold. If the trend persists, platinum may well turn out to the real...
Mumbai, May 9
As the world’s second largest rice producer after China, India has been an integral part of the world rice market as a steady exporter of basmati and non-basmati varieties since the early 1980s; a...
Mumbai, Jan. 18
Educating investors about benefiting from a falling market is necessary. Importantly, hedger participation has to be increased.
Mumbai, Jan. 2
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...
Mumbai, Nov. 27
Investors are exiting gold and fund flow has turned negative. For the first time since 2010, gold holdings in the physically-backed exchange traded products (ETPs) has declined below 2,000...
Mumbai, Oct. 31
How long will international gold prices continue to ride the massive liquidity wave triggered by the ‘loose money’ policy of many central banks, especially the US Federal Reserve over the last fou...
Washington DC, Sept. 16
Once again, palm oil prices are finding support. The as of yet unquantified risk of lower soyabean yields has lent some firmness to the soya market which in turn has had a rub-off effect...
Washington, Sept 2
Based on preliminary estimate of world dry bean, field pea and lentil production for 2013 combined with lower carry-in, there is widespread expectation that supplies would turn tighter. A conseque...
Mumbai, July 4
Reports going around the marketplace that imported pulses may be subjected to customs duty have unnerved the market participants while speculators are having a field day. Cash-rich traders...
Mumbai, May 14
Globally, soyabean fundamentals look bearish as Chinese and EU demand looks lacklustre.
Mumbai, April 23
Indians are known to be savvy investors in gold. They have continued to import /buy the yellow metal for the last 10 years or so in enormous quantities at relatively low prices. »