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COMMODITY EXCHANGES


FMC seeks changes in I-T Act to set off speculative loss
THE Forward Markets Commission (FMC) has told the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) that the Government should allow losses incurred in the commodity futures market through speculation to be set off against profits from `normal' trading ... More

AQUACULTURE


TN panel on inland fisheries set up
THE Tamil Nadu Government has constituted an expert committee to enhance exploitation of inland fisheries, establish fish tanks and ponds, and enhance infrastructure. The Committee to be headed by the State Fisheries Director will look at ... More

TEA


  • Panel holds talks on tea sector

    PRECIOUS METALS


    Gold volatile on Iraq concerns
    GOLD bounced up and down last week amid uncertainties over Iraq and gyrations of the US dollar. After surging towards $324 an ounce on concerns arising from report that Iraq had rejected the UN resolution on disarmament, the market crashed on ... More

    BIO-TECH & GENETICS


    Outdoor `pharming' of drug crops puts food chain at risk
    CONTAMINATION in the food chain from crops genetically engineered to produce pharmaceuticals or industrial proteins is not likely to be an one-off incident as open field trials are currently on in hundreds of locations throughout the heart of the ... More

    FOODGRAINS


    Move to maintain wheat prices cheers exporters
    EVEN as the Government has steeply hiked the issue prices of foodgrains offloaded from the Food Corporation of India's (FCI) godowns for export purposes, there is still some respite for exporters: Export prices of feed-grade `lustre-loss' wheat ... More

    COTTON


    Bull run may continue in NY cotton
    NYCE cotton futures ended firmly higher on Friday on buying interest from trade and funds together. Trade buying in the back months gave futures an initial lift, which was followed by a wave of buying by funds and lifted the market higher. ... More

    OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL


    Agro Tech cost-cutting helps boost Sundrop sales
    THE strategy adopted by Agro Tech Foods Ltd (AFTL), a subsidiary of global food major ConAgra, in cutting down costs so as to contain the price of its flagship "Sundrop" brand of sunflower oil has started paying dividends. In the second quarter ... More

    TOBACCO


    Excess Karnataka crop — Tobacco growers seek protection
    THE Andhra Pradesh Virginia Tobacco Growers' Association has made an appeal to the Tobacco Board and the Andhra Pradesh Government to protect their interests by foiling attempts to get authorisation for the surplus crop grown in Karnataka ... More

    POULTRY


    NECC to import 20 t maize
    OWING to the steep increase in maize prices in the domestic market despite good harvest during kharif season, the National Egg Co-ordination Committee (NECC) has decided to import 20 tonnes of maize from other countries. In a press release here ... More
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