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Demand for leaf teas at Kochi sale
A MIXED trend persisted for almost all varieties of tea at the Kochi tea auction. Though a good general demand prevailed in the leaf sale, it was comparatively low for dust varieties. There was only a fair general demand in the dust category ... More

FOODS & FOOD PROCESSING


`Ban meat exports'
THE Union Government should ban export of meat, as the ``myopic policy'' is not only encouraging mindless slaughter of lakhs of dumb creatures (cattle and sheep) but proving to be very harmful to the rural economy and the agricultural sector, Mr ... More

PRECIOUS METALS


Gold holds on to $300/oz
GOLD continued to hover around $300 an ounce the whole of last week, holding well within the trading range of $295-302/oz. Buying interest was evident, but not enough to test upper resistance levels. The yellow metal ended on a weak note in ... More

COTTON


Bed linen exports -- Textile body shocked at EU anti-dumping review
THE Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council (Texprocil) has said the European Commission's decision to initiate an interim review of the anti-dumping measure on imports of cotton bed-linen from India has made a mockery of the decision taken by ... More

Cotton futures to firm up
Cotton futures at the New York cotton exchange closed sharply lower amid active fund liquidation and speculative selling pressure gripped the market after prices touched a high of 39c. The market is finding it hard to recover from the blow it ... More

OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL


Palm oil futures to head lower
Crude palm oil futures on the Malaysia Derivatives Exchange, or MDEX, closed lower on long liquidation and bearish data on exports with many traders yet to return from holiday. Worries of poor exports emanating out of the data released by ... More

Edible oil import fall continues in January
DOMESTIC edible oil imports continued to be at low key for the third month in a row this season beginning November 2001. During January 2002, arrivals were an estimated 2.72 lakh tonnes, the lowest monthly import since December 2000 (2.51 lt). ... More

COFFEE


KCB `cure and sell' plan for small growers
AT a time when marketing coffee has become the most important issue in the industry, Karnataka Coffee Brokers (KCB) Pvt Ltd has launched a unique initiative to get growers together under one umbrella and market coffee as a group. ``This would ... More

Brazil catches 'em young -- To expand coffee consumer base
IN Brazil, the coffee industry is trying to catch consumers young. Part of the Brazilian strategy to improve consumption includes introducing coffee in schools in age groups of 8 and above, said Mr Carlos Henrique Jorge Brando, from P&A Marketing ... More

Coffee promotion to get boost in Tenth Plan
COFFEE promotion in domestic and overseas market will get a new thrust in the 10th Five-Year Plan, according to the Coffee Board chairperson, Ms Lakshmi Venkatachalam. Speaking to newspersons on Sunday at the end of the India International ... More

`Sell the story for speciality coffee'
AS far as speciality coffee is concerned, it is branding and the ``story'' behind it which made it so, said Mr Alf Kramer of Norway, representing the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe. In coffee, branding is everything, he said to drive ... More


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