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Thursday, February 07, 2002
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Groundnut oil ready379 (360)

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Marine exporters resent security checking charges
EXPORTERS of chilled and live marine products here are facing problems due to manual security checking of export consignments by foreign airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Royal Brunei Airlines. According to the Marine ... More

PLANTATIONS


Plantation unions to accept wages `under protest'
THOUGH the plantation managements and the Estates Staffs' Union of South India (ESUSI) could not reach a consensus on the wage accord, the former has decided to implement the 9A Notice. The wages are to be disbursed tomorrow. The unions have ... More

POWER


`Agri power usage in AP over-estimated'
THE power consumed by the agricultural sector in Andhra Pradesh is much lower than what the Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (AP Transco) has estimated or what the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has permitted ... More

RUBBER


Buyer resistance caps rubber prices
KOTTAYAM: Rubber market remained flat on buyers' resistance. While a few from the general rubber goods sector showed interest in ungraded rubber, tyre sector was practically absent from the market and trading in RSS 4 was quite nominal. ... More

PRECIOUS METALS


Gold, silver zoom to new high
MUMBAI: Prices zoomed to recent new highs in both the precious metals on the local bullion market on Wednesday. Gold bar, crossed the Rs 57,000 mark, gaining Rs 750 overnight while silver was at Rs 7,500 with gains of Rs 105. ... More

Gold may trade in $270-290 range this year
ON current reckoning, the outlook for gold does not appear to be positive as hedgers unwind positions and prospects of economic growth in major markets are not promising, according to Mr Paul Walker, director of London-based Gold Fields Mineral ... More

COTTON


Contract farming, answer to cotton growers' woes
COTTON researchers are of the firm opinion that contract farming is the answer to the problems faced by the mill sector and the farming community. The consuming industry has alleged that the poor quality of domestic cotton has thrown the ... More

Global cotton supply may exceed demand
WORLD cotton production is expected to exceed consumption by 1.3 million tonnes (mt) in 2001-02 and ending stocks are seen rising to 10 mt. Market fundamentals suggest that the Cotlook A Index will average 45 cents per pound in 2001-02, down from ... More

INTERVIEW


Hatsun plans to milch western regions
HATSUN Agro Product Ltd, a major private dairy in Tamil Nadu, has plans to play a more dominant role in southern and western regions of the country. It has made significant expansions in marketing and acquisitions over the last year, and more are ... More

EVENTS


Tiruchi to host Agri Conclave 2002
COIMBATORE: An agri-business expo titled `Agri Conclave 2002' is being planned at Tiruchi on February 9 and 10. This two-day event is being organised jointly by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Tamil Nadu ... More
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