BONDS, CURRENCIES & COMMODITIES


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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William Gamble William Gamble 06 October 2010
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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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 21 September 2010
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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Munira Dongre 25 August 2010
US bond prices continue to remain firm despite the recent sharp sell-off in US Treasuries by China, because Japan stepped in and bought. Where is the dollar headed? The answer will determine the trend in emerging market stocks and commodities The yen has been strengthening against the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 August 2010
Apart from lack of credit rating, experts point to a few more issues with infrastructure bonds, for which notification was issued last month A month ago the notification concerning issue of new infrastructure bonds was announced. A close reading points out to a few issues in the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 August 2010
The notification on infrastructure bonds which was issued last month curiously omitted to mention that these would have to be compulsorily rated The Centre has proposed to allow certain Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) to issue tax-free infrastructure bonds to ensure more finance...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 August 2010
Volumes climb to Rs63,782.46 crore in July compared to Rs54,404 crore in June; further upward momentum expected due to increased FII activity According to data released by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), corporate bond trading volumes have climbed 17% at Rs63,782.46...

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The first quarter of this fiscal witnessed Rs1.93 lakh crore worth of trading, up 174% from the Rs70,868 crore seen in the year-ago period During the first quarter of this fiscal (April-June 2010), companies raised as much as Rs61,344 crore via corporate bonds, up 33% from the Rs46,287...

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The UP sugar industry is likely to incur loss of Rs600 per quintal due to falling sugar prices and over-production With the concerns of higher production and low recovery of cost, the Uttar Pradesh (UP) sugar industry is set to reel under heavy losses this year. The State has paid the highest...

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Sanket Dhanorkar 28 April 2010
Average daily trading volumes in the Indian currency market have shown a significant jump; they may eventually outgrow volumes in equity derivatives A dramatic shift is currently underway in the financial market scene in India. The currency futures segment, which was only introduced two...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 April 2010
The United Stock Exchange hopes to hit the ground running with its currency futures offering. It would be an uphill battle against two established rivals, MCX and NSE, especially since NSE has made a predatory move in making membership free Newly established stock exchange, the United...

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Sanket Dhanorkar 15 March 2010
Bond Street seems to have taken the FM’s fiscal consolidation plans with a pinch of salt as bond yields have since surged past 8%, perhaps due to the government’s borrowing programme In his Budget speech, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee had outlined a clear path for the government to...

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