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Sugar sector hits panic button as global prices fall

Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 03:39 am

With sugar prices falling in global markets, private and cooperative sugar factories said it will hit the Indian sugar sector. On the Intercontinental Exchange on Thursday, raw sugar prices dipped below 15 cents for one pound (0.45 kg), the weakest level since June 2010.


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Jewellers mull relaunch of gold purchase schemes

Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 02:41 am

Jewellers, led by Titan Company, might relaunch gold purchase schemes soon. Titan, which had discontinued the Golden Harvest and Swarna Nidhi jewellery purchase schemes for its brand Tanishq in July, is planning to relaunch these. A company spokesperson said these would be in compliance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013.


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NSEL refutes FMC’s “slow recovery” charge

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 22:39 pm

The scam hit National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) has refuted the “slow recovery” allegation of the Forward Markets Commission (FMC) and said that the commodity derivatives market regulator has all powers which it should utilise to take measures against the defaulting members to enhance recovery efforts.


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Oil hits two-year low below $97 as supplies build

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 21:41 pm

Brent crude dropped to a two-year low below $ 97 a barrel on Thursday, falling for a sixth straight session as worries over mounting supply and weak demand outweighed concerns that conflicts in the Middle East could curb oil production.


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Sugar industry presses panic button as raw sugar prices fall in global markets

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 20:39 pm

Sugar industry has pressed a panic button in the wake of falling prices of raw and white sugar in the global markets. Raw Sugar prices have fallen below 15 cents per pound while white sugar at $ 396 per ton.


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Oil prices rise after Obama speech on Iraq strategy

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:41 am

Oil prices rose in Asia today after US President Barack Obama vowed to destroy jihadist militants in crude producers Syria and Iraq, but analysts said weak global demand and a supply glut capped gains.


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Oil prices rise ahead of US stockpiles report

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 08:39 am

Oil prices rose in Asia today as dealers awaited the latest US supply report for clues about demand in the world’s top crude consumer, analysts said.


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Zinc up 0.1% on spot demand

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 07:39 am

Today’s picks- 10 September 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Hero MotoCorp, IDFC & ITC


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Nickel rise 0.2% as demand picks up

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 06:41 am

Today’s picks- 10 September 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Hero MotoCorp, IDFC & ITC


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Cardamom down 0.5% on low demand

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 05:39 am

Today’s picks- 10 September 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Hero MotoCorp, IDFC & ITC


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Bengal potato traders on strike

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 04:39 am

The West Bengal government’s order to traders to sell potatoes at half the market price will now have a national impact, as the latter went on strike from Tuesday.


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Review likelier now on EU ban of Alphonso import

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 03:39 am

Today’s picks- 10 September 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Hero MotoCorp, IDFC & ITC


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Global coffee prices set to soar as supply declines

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 02:39 am

Coffee prices are set to rise further, as the crop year 2014-15 stares at a supply deficit in the global market. Prices, ruling at 190-200 cents per lb (pound), are poised to move up to 220-230 cents per lb by December.


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First farmers’ market out of APMC coming up in Delhi

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 01:41 am

The country’s first wholesale centre (mandi) for trading in fruit and vegetables outside the jurisdiction of an Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) is coming up at Alipur in north Delhi.


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Mentha oil up 0.3% on spot demand

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 00:39 am

Today’s picks- 10 September 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Hero MotoCorp, IDFC & ITC


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Lead up 0.3% on spot demand, global cues

Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 23:39 pm

Today’s picks- 10 September 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Hero MotoCorp, IDFC & ITC


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Copper up 0.1% on global cues

Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 22:39 pm

Sensex below 27,100; blue-chips weak

Infosys, ITC, RIL, HDFC twins among the top losers


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Global coffee prices to brew hot as supply dips

Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 21:39 pm

Coffee prices are set to rise further as global supply deficit in crop year 2014-15 is certain. Prices, ruling at 190-200 cents per lb (pound), are poised to move up to 220-230 cents per lb by December.


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Gold ETFs lose flavour among investors

Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 20:41 pm

The once popular Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) are seem to be losing flavour among investors. The precious commodity’s poor performance in last three years has dried up investment into this product. Also, a 50% rally in the equities market and also adverse regulatory changes on gold import hasn’t helped matters for gold ETFs offered by mutual fund houses.


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Rubber imports dips marginally to 42,499 tonnes in August

Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 19:39 pm

For the first time in the current financial year, natural rubber imports have marginally declined to 42,499 tonnes in August due to stockpiling, though they are expected to rise in the coming months.


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