Expert Views on Commodities

Crude oil, gold to remain under pressure for some time: Nic Brown

13 Jan 2015

Nic Brown, head of research at London-based Natixis Commodity Markets Ltd, has advice for Indian companies aspiring to acquire assets or ...

The Bokaro way of avoiding ageing of steel mills

08 Dec 2014

People die of old age but steel mills shouldn't if backlog of repairs and equipment replacement is avoided. This was said when "steel ...

China exporting coke at below cost hurting Indian producers

01 Dec 2014

The Indian Steel Association says the government should hike import duty or impose anti-dumping duty

Amid bearish environment, iron ore prices keep falling

24 Nov 2014

So far this year, prices of benchmark ore have fallen 35 per cent to $75 a tonne

Chinese steel export surge hurting other producers

10 Nov 2014

China expected to export 85 mt of steel this year, a 40% jump from 2013

Chinese expansion keeps lid on ferrochrome prices

03 Nov 2014

The Chinese ferrochrome industry is dependent on raw material imports

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

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Pressure mounts on NMDC to reduce iron ore prices

Private miners in Odisha, Chhattisgarh have cut prices by Rs 800-1,000 a tonne, while international price is at over five-year low; state-owned ...

Cotton price at multiyear low as demand dries

The price has fallen by almost 10 per cent in a month, and 23 per cent in four months, since the new crop started hitting the market

FMC set to procure more wheat this season

The paddy procurement that has been pegged at 30 million tonne which will meet targets

Govt may take a call on exporting wheat from central pool next month

Officials said the ministry is open to exporting 0.5-1.0 mt of wheat from state-run warehouses

Oil slips to $49 on huge US stock build, firm dollar

Oil slipped to $49 a barrel on Wednesday after an industry report said US crude stocks rose the most in two decades last week, and as a firmer ...

 


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