Financial Daily from THE HINDU group of publications
Saturday, February 19, 2005

News
Features
Stocks
Port Info
Archives
Google

Subscription

Group Sites

AGRI-BIZ & COMMODITIES

CLIMATE & WEATHER


MET SIGNS
Kerala: `Excess' rain in 8 dists
AN update on rainfall for the season (February 1 to 16) indicates that eight districts of the State continued to receive `excess' rainfall and three others, `normal'. According to the Agromet Bulletin dated February 17 issued by the Met ... More

ACCOUNTING STANDARDS


ICAI plans standard for agri accounting
THE International Federation of Accountants, with a focus on developing countries, is working to create a favourable climate for investment by promoting an environment of greater integrity and trust in the accounting profession, its President, Mr ... More

AQUACULTURE


S. Asia fisheries sector loss at $520 m: FAO
THE Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) latest estimate for direct losses in the fisheries sector in the South Asian region as a result of the tsunami is around $520 million (Rs 2,200 crore). According to FAO's latest information 111,073 ... More

RUBBER


Rubber steady on covering purchases
Covering purchases neutralised the impact of selling from dealers and traders, but the transactions were extremely low. Major buyers kept off as usual and selling from growers was also reported to be almost nil. RSS 4 made a static close at Rs ... More

SUGAR


Corporate battle for sugarcane intensifies
In the event of these new capacities materialising, there is bound to be tremendous competition for cane supplies among all factories in the area. More

ISEC buys raw sugar at $244/t
INDIAN Sugar Exim Corporation Ltd (ISEC) has managed to contract two large raw sugar import consignments aggregating about 1,07,750 tonnes on behalf of northern mills at $243-244 per tonne (Mundra port delivery), which is $13-14 per tonne below ... More

TEA


Tea exports up a tad
THE Indian tea industry has managed to register a nominal growth in exports during 2004 compared to 2003, but net exports have fallen sharply. According to figures release by the Tea Board, exports during 2004 were 177 million kg against 173 ... More

Drive to help women SHGs become plantation owners in Nilgiris
TWELVE women SHGs (Self Help Groups) in the Nilgiris are to become proud owners of 25 acres of tea plantations within the next fortnight. The Rural Development Organisation (RDO) Trust Executive Director, Mr N.K. Perumal, told Business ... More

WATER


Kerala: Water levels recede in major reservoirs
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Water levels in the three major reservoirs in the State — Idukki, Idamalayar and Kallada — have recorded a slight decline compared to those recorded a week ago. As per the figures supplied by the Central ... More

PRECIOUS METALS


Karnataka Gold Festival from April 4
THE World Gold Council, in association with The Art of Jewellery magazine and jewellery associations will hold `Karnataka Gold Festival 2005' across the State from April 4 to May 25. Addressing presspersons here on Friday, the Chief ... More

OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL


Castorseed output seen increasing 12 pc
CASTORSEED production in the country, world's largest producer, is expected to increase to around 8.53 lakh tonnes for the current season 2004-05, up by 12 per cent over previous season 2003-04, according to a study by AC Neilsen ORG-Marg. The ... More

SPICES & CONDIMENTS


Imports from Guatemala keep cardamom depressed despite thin arrivals
CARDAMOM prices remained depressed despite thin arrivals for want of buying support at auctions in Kerala and Tamil Nadu during this week. Upcountry buyers were inactive, while exporters kept away. Availability of cardamom imported from ... More

Kamal Nath's help sought on pepper imports
THE State Government has sought the intervention of the Commerce and Industry Minister, Mr Kamal Nath, on the issue of pepper imports from Sri Lanka under the Free Trade Agreement. At a meeting with Mr Kamal Nath here on Thursday evening, the ... More

Pungent deal
A farmer harvesting pepper on Friday. The State Co-operative Marketing Federation (Marketfed) has procured 400 tonnes of pepper at Rs 75 per kg from small and marginal farmers in the districts of Idukki, Wayanad, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, ... More



Comments & Letters to the Editor to: bleditor@thehindu.co.in
Subscribe to: Business Line
Pick a Winner Stock Market Contest

Top Stories
Auto ind looking for measures in Budget to maintain GDP growth


Geodesic Info scouting for buys to widen product range

Deloitte to advise PNB on UK subsidiary — Bank's second public offer to open on March 7

MTNL, BSNL may be synergised under one holding co

.in domain registrations cross 50,000

Involve consumers in creating brands

Corporate battle for sugarcane intensifies

Jet Air IPO subscribed 4.25 times on first day

In Focus

BHEL Disinvestment
The Yuan Revaluation
Dabhol power regenerated
Tracking the rains
Sethusamudram Canal Project
India Inc's overseas acquisition
More

In Depth

Gender Justice
Simple Economics
Tax Talk
More

Looking back
Feb. 6-Feb. 12
Centre's condition to States: `Changes in APMC laws must to avail horticulture mission benefits'

Imported edible oils — Revenue considerations behind move not to slash tariff values?

Home spinning of cotton, an Andhra experiment

Southern mills way ahead in raw sugar imports

Crop estimation process still proving tricky

Seafood exports may dip 10 pc


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | The Hindu Images | Home |

Copyright 2005, The Hindu Business Line. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu Business Line