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COMMODITY EXCHANGES
NCDEX to offer automated trading
NATIONAL Commodity & Derivative Exchange Ltd (NCDEX) has decided to allow automated trading through computer-to-computer link (CTCL) solutions to members on conditional basis. NCDEX has introduced CTCL facility allowing trading and clearing ... More

RUBBER
WORLD RUBBER CONGRESS 2004
A rubber business back in limelight
FOR hundreds of thousands of rubber growers in the country, these are glorious days. The price of rubber has crossed Rs 60 a kg-mark after nearly eight years, and rubber farmers are again on a high. Barely three years ago, they had had to content ... More

A neutral platform to take stock of global scenario
THE focus of the rubber industry this week will be on Kochi, where the World Rubber Congress 2004 will take stock of the global scenario during June 17-18. Organised by Tefla, the Congress will discuss issues relating ... More

IRMRA: Showing the way
THE Indian Defence sector was recently stumped by an irritating problem. After it switched over to indigenously made bogy wheel tyre, a crucial input for Defence vehicles, it began to countenance the problem of premature failures of these tyres, ... More

'BPO bug biting rubber industry too'
FIRST it was the information technology sector followed by the pharmaceutical sector. And now it appears that the Indian rubber industry is waiting to hitch a ride on the gravy train of business process outsourcing (BPO). With India being the ... More

Panic buying pulls up rubber
DOMESTIC spot rubber prices resumed their upward journey on Wednesday. The panic buying from the covering groups and purchase agents pulled up the prices to further highs amidst thin arrivals. Sheet rubber RSS 4 closed at Rs 64.50 against Rs 64 ... More

TEA
Assam tea gardens: No escaping from extortion
ASSAM continues to suffer and prosper from the strange relationship between its tea industry and the outlawed rebel force, United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). Though no one is willing to discuss the issue at the official level, it is an ... More

FOODGRAINS
Grain trade moots China approach on exports
TO export or not. Currently, this is the dilemma faced by foodgrain exporters. But a section of the trade feels that it would be better to adopt the Chinese policy. ``China has a foodgrain policy that cannot be termed a bad idea. Export ... More

SPICES & CONDIMENTS
Cardamom rules steady
THE cardamom market ruled steady on buying support at auctions held in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. At the auction on Wednesday in Kumily (Kerala) by the Cardamom Processing and Marketing Company (CPMC), 35 tonnes were sold at the average price of ... More




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