BONDS, CURRENCIES & COMMODITIES


Sharad Matade 11 November 2010
A number of major rubber-producing nations have witnessed extensive damage to their plantations due to heavy rainfall, which has caused a demand-supply shortage  Prices of natural rubber which have seen an upward movement in recent weeks due to lower supply and higher demand, may remain flat...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 November 2010
The commodity market, except the crude oil has already discounted the US Fed’s move to buyback the debt from banks and so far have remained flat. Commodity prices are not likely to witness a great momentum in the long-term following the US Federal Reserve's (the Fed) $600-billion...

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Sharad Matade 04 November 2010
The price of zinc as well its inventory levels and global production is rising. Despite the depreciation of the US dollar, analysts feel that zinc prices will remain below $2,550 level. Even as zinc prices had hit a 10-month high of $2,600 per tonne last week, prices will remain below or at...

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In the race to make the fastest buck, foreign exchange trading has become all the rage now. But there are a number of pitfalls in currency trades Over the past few years, a number of investors have become disillusioned because of poor returns from various instruments. This, coupled with...

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Sharad Matade 28 October 2010
Current prices are hovering around $8,500/tonne due to the skewed demand-supply equation, but analysts feel that this rate may not be sustainable, and prices may well dip to $7,500/tonne in the coming months Copper prices may touch their all-time high of $8,930/tonne as the dollar continues to...

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An article in The Wall Street Journal a couple of days ago, left me all mixed about some everyday issues I guess one of the most essential things for someone who is always in the glare of the media, is to be articulate. Often you have to say something which sends the reader into a tizzy. For...

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China, the world’s largest producer of rare earths, has been intervening in the mining and production of these commodities in order to jack up prices. While a few rare earth metals have seen a spike in values, it looks like the invisible hand will eventually triumph over state-sponsored...

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Sharad Matade 21 October 2010
Growing demand — both domestic and global — and China’s decision to curb output will impact prices of the metal Global aluminium prices are likely to go up in the wake of growing demand at domestic and international fronts, coupled with China's step to slash production of the metal. According...

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In the present environment of anaemic economies no one wants to be on the losing side with a “winning” strong currency If you travel to either Buenos Aires or Bucharest, you will notice that both look something like Paris. In the last great era of globalisation from about 1870 until the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 October 2010
The country's largest lender aims to tap the retail market through an attractively-priced bond issue for the first time; plans to create a secondary market for the same to enable further such issues    India's largest public sector bank State Bank of India (SBI) is trying to gauge the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 October 2010
Lower production and robust demand is expected to take red metal prices up further over the next couple of years Copper prices on Wednesday crossed a two-and-a half-year high on the global market on a weakening dollar and increased demand from China. According to an analyst at a commodity...

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Restrictions on property rights and inconsistent government action based on short-term political considerations not only hurt a country’s home food market, but also can boomerang The black earth region is an area southeast of Moscow. It is some of the most fertile soil in the world. It is so...

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Ankita Chokhani 05 October 2010
The Indian rupee is expected to appreciate to around 44.15 against the dollar as there will be foreign inflows till mid-October and then foreign investors are expected to exit the markets in early November, boosting the greenback The rupee's rise from 46.69 in June 2010 to 44.68 on 1st...

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Sharad Matade 05 October 2010
Steel demand in developed economies in 2011 is expected to be well below the pre-crisis peak level Taking advantage of the slowdown in production of steel and consumption of raw material in China, Indian steel companies have increased the prices of their products between Rs1,000 and Rs1,500 per...

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Sharad Matade 04 October 2010
China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of steel, is planning to implement an energy rationalisation policy. This will lead to plant shutdowns and reduced steel demand, causing a reduction in prices of raw material inputs India's largest iron ore mining producer National Mineral...

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Its revenue model is seriously flawed; and the more it transacts, the more money it will burn In another bizarre example of how bourses are regulated and promoted in India, the United Stock Exchange (USE), India's fourth currency derivatives exchange cornered 52% market share on debut day...

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Crude oil price declined to a six-month low on the increase in US jobless claims, renewing concern over the revival of the economy. The US labour department said that the weekly jobless claims reached its highest peak since November 2009. Higher stock level also played spoilsport as the...

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Vegetable Oil Vegetable oils inventory rose 9.5% last month on imports and more domestic production. Solvent Extractors’ Association’s data shows July imports at 800,644 tonnes, a 6.3% rise from 732,232 tonnes in the previous month, a rise of 34%, from the 596,024 tonnes imported in the same...

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