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. »
Mumbai, March 31
Crude palm oil prices have been under intense downward pressure for last several months. Trading currently at around Malaysia Ringgit 2,400 a tonne or close to $800/tonne (free-on-board)...
Mumbai, March 3
With 60 lakh tonnes import, India may be the world’s single largest importer of crude palm oil (CPO), but most suppliers at the origin — Indonesia and Malaysia — refuse to respect the dictum ‘cust...
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...
April 11, 2013
The world sugar market is in a state of surplus for the third year in a row. With a projected consumption of 170 million tonnes and estimated production of 178 million tonnes for 2012-13, the sur...
Mumbai, March 6
Sugar decontrol is on the cards. The least that is likely to happen is the abolition of ‘levy system’ (compulsory procurement of sugar at below-market prices) and withdrawal of the free-sal...
Mumbai, March 1
Now that commodity transaction tax (CTT) has become a reality after intense lobbying by various commodity futures exchanges failed to impress the Finance Minister, one is left wondering, in hindsi...