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Indian setback helping global iron ore miners

28 Jul 2014

India, very rich in iron ore, is becoming a major importer of the steel-making ingredient

Agri outlook: Limited downside for soybean, mustard

21 Jul 2014

The year 2013-14 has been a challenging one for soybean crushers and exporters owing to price disparity and rising seed prices in the ...

Bad economics remains the bane of sugar sector

14 Jul 2014

Due to imports and bumper production since 2010-11 leaving huge stocks with mills, in January, the ex-factory price of sugar collapsed to ...

Aluminium outperforms other metals except nickel

07 Jul 2014

Much to the relief of aluminium producers, the white metal has outperformed other non-ferrous metals in price gains, except nickel, which ...

Steel and aluminium in joust for auto space

30 Jun 2014

Last year, China accounted for production of 22.17 million units out of the global automobile output of 87.3 million units

Crude oil outlook: Crude oil prices can rise above $120 if Iraq crisis escalates

22 Jun 2014

Over the past week, Brent crude prices have increased by close to $5 a barrel ($2.5 a barrel for WTI), introducing a clear Iraq risk ...

Curbing horticulture products' wastage in farm-to-fork transfer

16 Jun 2014

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization says India lets as much as 40 per cent of its fruit and vegetable production go to waste

No proposal to delist any commodity from futures: Ramesh Abhishek

12 Jun 2014

Interview with Chairman, FMC

Reliance Cement aspires to share space with Holcim, UltraTech

02 Jun 2014

Following the merger of Holcim and Lafarge, we are likely to see ACC, Ambuja and LaFarge India combine about 80 mt of capacity under a ...

Marine paints shed commodity status on environment concern

26 May 2014

In September 2008, IMO banned the use of TBT-based antifouling coating on ship hulls

Will a Goa-type crisis befall Odisha iron ore mines?

12 May 2014

Unlike India, China is becoming increasingly dependent on iron ore imports to sustain its ever-rising steel production

FMC to review evening trade in agri commodities

03 May 2014

FMC had allowed evening trade in 10 internationally traded agricultural commodities such as cotton, refined soya oil, crude palm oil and ...

Chinese financial market reforms hit copper speculators

31 Mar 2014

They started betting against copper, coinciding with unravelling of a domestic bond default in China

Rise in steel demand in US, Europe a relief for Lakshmi Mittal

18 Mar 2014

This year, the group's steel shipments have to rise three per cent over last year's 84.3 million tonnes (mt)

Expect copper prices to rebound: Andrew Cole

18 Mar 2014

Copper prices have taken a terrible beating over the past week, plunging $600/tonne to four-year lows around $6,500/tonne in the space of ...

Growing stocks of aluminium lead to long queues, high premia

10 Mar 2014

Last year, however, proved disappointing for India, where production likely contracted 4.7% to 1.6 mt

Pellet units knocked by export duty headwinds

03 Mar 2014

The 5% duty on the export of iron-ore pellets has made these uncompetitive

Oil outlook bleak, gas prices to be firm

09 Feb 2014

In the domestic market, the trend was not so different but a weak currency provided lower-level support

Water shortage leading to rethink on irrigation strategy

03 Feb 2014

Many parts of India are already water-stressed, with per capita availability significantly less than the national average

Turbulent times for Indian iron ore sector

27 Jan 2014

The long production ban in Karnataka has bled small mines so badly that many owners have decided to call it quits

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Indian setback helping global iron ore miners

India, very rich in iron ore, is becoming a major importer of the steel-making ingredient

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Markets fall to 1-week closing low

The BSE Sensex and Nifty fell on Monday to their lowest close in a week, as profit-taking hit shares of blue-chips such as ICICI Bank for a ...

Centre reduces insurance premium on cotton crop to 6%

The new premium is applicable to all cotton-growing farmers across the country with immediate effect


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