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

Time to build a two-mt strategic sugar reserve

30 Dec 2013

Why should 50 million farmers engaged in growing cane in the country ever have an occasion to bear grudges against sugar factories and the ...

Why is Anil Agarwal despairing about aluminium investment?

16 Dec 2013

Leading metal makers such as ArcelorMittal and Vedanta will be keen on more work in India but for the dispiriting project delays, ...

Commodities remain a big playfield for PSUs

02 Dec 2013

Central undertakings have a 41.2 per cent share in thermal power, 40.3 per cent in hydel power and 100 per cent in nuclear power

How long will the bull phase in iron ore last?

25 Nov 2013

At $137 a tonne, iron ore prices have climbed to a two-month high on accelerated buying by China

Indian ferrochrome makers queasy as China ups capacity

05 Nov 2013

Through the years, China has become the world's dominant producer and consumer of metals. Unlike South Africa, which has 80 per cent of ...

World stares at doubling of food prices by 2030

15 Oct 2013

That the world is headed for rising food prices as demand outpaces supply, causing growing levels of hunger, is a given. Based on a ...

Nalco simmers down its smelter as LME prices stay low

07 Oct 2013

Odisha has a share of 1.81 billion tonnes (bt) of the country's bauxite deposits of about 3 bt, the state also has coal deposits of 65.23

Health concerns a precursor to restrictions on sugar use?

30 Sep 2013

WHO is set to deliver a strict recommendation on sugar intake, based on evidence of its links with obesity

It's an appropriate time to introduce structural reforms: C S Verma

25 Sep 2013

Despite the slowdown in the economy, NMDC plans to ramp up mining capacity to 50 million tonnes (mt) a year by 2014-15. Chairman C S Verma, ...

Inventories, surplus output pile pressure on aluminium prices

10 Sep 2013

High premiums have got much to do with aluminium stockpiles held at LME, mostly as part of financing deals

Sugar Outlook: Fresh buying to push up prices

08 Sep 2013

However, pricing, cane reservation area and minimum distance between two mills were left to the state governments

Unsustainable CAD triggers iron ore exports rethinking

02 Sep 2013

As India is now overlooked as a sourcing point for iron ore, this year, our exports would be a piffling nine mt

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