BONDS, CURRENCIES & COMMODITIES


Moneylife Digital Team 21 January 2012
The commodities market in silver showed some signs of life by suddenly moving up 5.4% on 20 January 2012. Last year, silver exhibited one of its most volatile movements in recent times with a sharp parabolic movement that saw the price shoot up from $30 per ounce to reach a high of $48...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 January 2012
  The quantum of losses suffered by FIIs was large and the depreciation in their investment value was also much larger than that for the domestic investors, owing to a plunge in the rupee valuation against the US dollar and other foreign currencies New Delhi: Pitted against the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 December 2011
Indian rice millers with established overseas buyers and prudent working capital management practices can expect a windfall rice season at hand The next 12 months augur well for India’s rice millers. Expectation of a bumper rice crop in India in the October 2011-September 2012 season,...

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Alekh Angre 02 December 2011
UP government’s decision to raise the cane procurement prices will inflate sugar prices further say experts The prices of sugar are set to increase following Uttar Pradesh (UP) government’s decision to hike rates for sugarcanes to Rs240 per quintal from Rs205-Rs210 per quintal. Its...

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Alekh Angre 29 November 2011
Prices of pulses like tur, urad, moong and yellow peas, are already down by 40% since their peak in 2009 and are likely to remain stable in coming months due to adequate stock and good production Prices of pulses such as tur, urad, moong and yellow peas are expected to remain stable due...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 November 2011
MCX launched gold petal futures in Mumbai in April, which witnessed the highest daily turnover of Rs 125.82 crore on November 9, 2011. Multi-Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) today said it has launched gold petal Delhi futures meant for investors in the northern India. "After Mumbai, the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 November 2011
US options & futures holders will be forced to deposit billions in additional capital to the CME to avoid margin calls. This may pressure all asset classes on Monday There is a liquidity crunch in the options & futures markets for commodities worldwide. CME, the exchange for such...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 October 2011
A finance ministry official said that the FIIs have almost exhausted the Rs43,650 crore ($10 billion) investment limit for purchase of G-secs and they would not be able to buy more securities unless the ceiling is enhanced New Delhi: The government is likely to soon increase the purchase...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 September 2011
Slowing growth first in the West and then in China and the rising greenback have led to massive unwinding by speculators in commodities on Friday Is the great commodity story that was going along smoothly finally petering out? If you go by today's developments, it really seems so....

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The rush of NCDs, especially of NBFCs, is fraught with risks Indian companies are quick to seize any fund-raising opportunity. A couple of non-convertible debenture (NCD) issues have mopped up money from the retail market; now non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) are lining up one...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 September 2011
Experts believe retailers may take undue advantage of the short supply coinciding with the festive season Amid the high drama of traders from the largest onion-producing state of Maharashtra protesting against the union government's move to impose a ban on onion exports, experts warn...

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Farmer suicides are a tragic indication of the seriousness of the widespread indebtedness caused by imperfections in the agricultural sector that must be corrected urgently. Good recommendations and well-meaning schemes are available on paper. But making them work for a large majority of the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 August 2011
There has been 10%-15% lower production in the early kharif crop due to erratic rainfall. However, experts believe there is no need to panic as this is only a fifth of the annual production and there is plenty of stock  Early kharif crop production from the country's largest onion...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 August 2011
There has been concern over production of pulses this year, as the area under cultivation across the country has been lower by more than 11% The prices of pulses such as tur dal, urad dal, chana are expected to remain stable, despite the reduced area cultivated this year, as the crop...

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Here are a few alternatives for investors who cannot directly invest in bonds either through their brokers or through other financial intermediaries Bonds issued by companies have become attractive. We have also written about these as an investment option. Many readers have written back,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 July 2011
According to Macquarie, the recent performance of gold prices, increasing availability of options like ETFs, and the perception that gold is safe while equities are speculative, has attracted money flow into these instruments "Indian god believes in gold and so do Indians!" says Macquarie...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 July 2011
There have been concerns about the possible impact on agri-commodities following an official report about lower than average rainfall so far Lower rainfall in the first few weeks of the monsoon season has set off concerns over the possible impact on agriculture. But experts say that it might...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 July 2011
The country’s central bank had bought 200 metric tonnes of the precious metal in October 2009 as part of its forex management operations Gold prices touched a new high of $1,594 per ounce on Thursday, on heightened global concerns over the debt-crisis in Europe. This timeless precious metal...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 June 2011
Farmers, traders said to be holding stocks with the hope of getting higher prices. Experts believe fresh crop will eventually reach market and this should pull down prices The retail price of garlic has doubled in the past two months, this despite a bumper harvest this season. Experts...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 June 2011
If you want to invest Rs10 lakh and above in a fixed-income product, consider listed corporate bonds. Some safe ones can yield returns as high as 12% With interest rates shooting up, bank fixed deposits are attractive now. For the more adventurous, there are corporate fixed deposits,...

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