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Of ‘scientific reports’ and unhealthy diets

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BusinessLine Globally, food safety and standards are becoming stricter by the day, while consumers are becoming increasingly fastidious about food safety, food hygiene and health benefits of food. More often than not, consumers scout for hygienically-prepared ... More »

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Palm oil futures will consolidate, rise

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BusinessLine Malaysian palm oil futures edged up on Monday evening tracking strength in related edible oils and charting a second straight session of gains. Rising production and stocks continue to weigh on market sentiment. Exports of Malaysian palm oil produ... More »

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Buy gold if it hits the 1,200 mark

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BusinessLine Comex gold futures held steady on Thursday after an upbeat assessment of the US economy by the Federal Reserve and new trade tensions between Washington and Beijing boosted the dollar and US bond yields. Comex gold futures moved as expected.As exp... More »

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Malaysian palm oil futures hit by weak demand

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BusinessLine Malaysian palm oil futures ended higher on Monday, helped by bargain-hunting after prices fell following weak export demand and losses in Soy complex. Malaysia resumed export taxes on crude palm oil in May, after suspending it for four months at t... More »

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Low acreage may push up price of pulses

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BusinessLine Conditions for a decline in pulses acreage in the upcoming kharif planting season are developing. This can potentially lead to a spurt in prices in the coming months. The combination of elevated levels of crude oil prices and rapidly weakening rup... More »

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MCX Lead bounces from crucial support levels

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BusinessLine The Lead futures contract on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) has made a smart recovery in the past week. With this rally, the threat of a sharp fall after breaking below the crucial support level of ₹163 per kg in the week earlier has eased. Th... More »

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Buy gold if it dips to $1,335/oz

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BusinessLine Comex gold futures rose on Thursday, as the dollar weakened and investors banked on the bullion as a hedge against inflation after data showed a rise in US consumer prices. Inflation fears boost gold, which is seen as a haven against rising prices... More »

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Why the minimum export price is irrelevant?

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BusinessLine January 23, 2018:   The Commerce Ministry is reportedly working on a policy for promoting export of agriculture commodities; and is keen to do away with restrictions such as minimum export price (MEP) for most of the export goods, barring what it ... More »

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Palm oil futures test key resistance levels

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BusinessLine January 8, 2018:   Malaysian palm oil futures ended sharply higher on Monday to rise over 1 per cent in the second session, as market participants forecast improving demand in January and lower production in the coming months. CPO active month Mar... More »

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Import pulses on ‘actual user’ terms

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BusinessLine It would be prudent to regulate pulse imports by allowing only ‘actual users’, that is, dal mills, to import. ‘Actual user’ condition will be in the interest of domestic pulse growers, consumers and the processing industry. January 3, 2018:   A re... More »

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Palm oil futures tests support, rises

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BusinessLine December 11, 2017:   Malaysian palm oil futures on Monday slid to fresh lows, hitting their weakest in five-and-a-half months, as traders were cautious ahead of official data from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board on Tuesday. CPO active month February ... More »

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Palm oil will test supports, rise

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BusinessLine November 13, 2017:   Malaysian palm oil futures ended lower on Monday in line with the weakness in soya oil due to oversupply. CBOT soya oil witnessed a third session of decline following a US Department of Agriculture crop report released last we... More »