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WHEAT
FCI scheme may push up wheat price
WHEAT prices in the open market are likely to rule higher in the short term, thanks to the new wheat sale scheme announced by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) from January 1, 2004, market sources have said. Wheat prices (mill quality) in the ... More

INSIGHT
Bank reform and the rural sector
Internal financial liberalisation has had adverse effects upon the availability of credit for farmers, adding to the various economic sources of agrarian distress. In this edition of Macroscan, C. P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh< /B> consider the main elements of banking reform over the past decade and the implications for agricultural credit in particular. More

RUBBER
Rubber prices almost steady
RUBBER prices ruled almost steady on Monday. The only looser of the day was sheet rubber, which shed Saturday's gain on selling from traders. Buyers kept off as world markets moved down against expectations. All other grades were static and the ... More

Boom time
A scene at a rubber-based unit that makes gloves at the Cochin Special Economic Zone. It has been an eventful year for the SEZ, which registered more than 30 per cent rise in business. The turnover is expected to touch Rs 400 crore this fiscal. ... More

OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL
Fallout of mad cow disease — Soyameal prices likely to rise in near term
PRICES of soyameal are likely to rise in the near term on increased demand for exports in the wake of outbreak of the mad cow disease in the US. However, the long-term effects of the disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy or ... More

EVENTS
Grain Asia to discuss global trade dynamics
"The conference will not only survey the current situation but also formulate a roadmap for the future." More




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