Expert Views on Commodities

Automobile sector to remain steel's fastest growing demand point

06 Apr 2015

The automobile industry accounting for 7% of the country's GDP and providing direct and indirect employment to nearly 19 mn people is yet ...

Begin CSR before commencing project, for strife-free land acquisition

16 Mar 2015

The fallout of the strife between locals occupying tiny parcels of land in sparsely populated hamlets and investors is project delays and ...

Excess fleet holding dry bulk freight rates at historic low

02 Mar 2015

Freight rates staying for long in deficit of ship operating expenses for most vessel owners first claimed a victim of privately owned ...

Is 300 mt steel capacity by 2025 an achievable target?

23 Feb 2015

Local steel demand is hardly growing and steel-product prices are leaving little margin for producers

What have room air-conditioners got to do with commodities?

16 Feb 2015

In a top of the range AC with '5-star' mark and weighing around 60 kg, copper used is 24 kg and aluminium 4.7 kg

Transport sector to remain aluminium's demand growth point

09 Feb 2015

The US Administration has set strict restrictions on emissions by cars, which by 2016 must run a minimum of 35.5 miles to a gallon

Base metals outlook: Prices likely to improve

08 Feb 2015

Despite the steep fall in copper prices at the start of this year, fundamentally, this market is not in bad shape at all

Gold: Consolidation at current level or a bull market start?

02 Feb 2015

Support for precious metals was growing as funds and futures speculators continued to lose trust in central banks

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

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