Expert Views on Commodities

Restructuring should precede PSU disinvestment

20 Oct 2014

The disinvestment target of the government for 2013-14 is Rs 58,000 cr

Making ethanol from cane juice to trim sugar surplus

29 Sep 2014

That low global sugar prices aren't allowing production-cost recovery is forcing the beleaguered Brazilian sugar sector to be trimmed

Banks' core competency is credit, not precious metals: Rajesh Khosla

18 Sep 2014

MMTC-PAMP has proposed the government re-launch a gold monetisation scheme (GMS), with 2-3% interest and at least 40-50 g of gold deposits

Promise of partial energy security in ethanol blending

01 Sep 2014

Former president George Bush enacted laws that set minimum prices for biofuels and required refiners to step up annual sales

Abundant supply keeps oil prices low

25 Aug 2014

India is the world's fourth-largest importer of natural gas, accounting for six per cent of the global market

ArcelorMittal benefits from steel demand rise, restructuring

11 Aug 2014

ArcelorMittal remains an exception in the global steel sector, as ahead of the recession, it had emerged as a global steel behemoth

Allocating natural resources remains a challenge

04 Aug 2014

"Arbitrariness" and "inefficiency" in allocation of coal blocks to private and public sector companies, which led to revenue losses for the ...

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

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