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Record deliveries of Oct contracts in 10 commodities on NCDEX
OCTOBER futures contracts posted a record open interest to deliveries at the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd (NCDEX). Out of the 18 commodities which recorded deliveries at the exchange, as many as10 posted open interest to ... More


Net loss
Fishermen mend their net in Blangad beach in Thrissur district. A proliferation of the non-edible puffer fish (locally called `kadalmakri') along the Kerala coast, especially between Ernakulam and Thrissur, is causing alarm among the fishing ... More


Coonoor tea prices up on low volumes
PRICES improved by Rs 2 a kg at the Coonoor Tea Trade Association auctions here on Friday with the volumes offered dipping to a seven-month low of 9.83 lakh kg. Exporters lent useful support that activated the overall demand. Consequently, the ... More


Cotton futures may consolidate
NEW York cotton futures rebounded higher on Friday on speculative and trade buying after cotton futures hit a one-month low on harvest pressure from the huge US crop. Disappointing export sales also contributed to this week's fall in value of ... More


Chilli turns hot on fears of lower crop
CHILLI prices have increased sharply by over Rs 1,000 a quintal in last one month on projections of a lower crop in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka amid steady domestic demand. At Guntur, spot prices of the Guntur-334 variety were up at Rs ... More

Heavy arrivals drive down cardamom prices
CARDAMOM prices declined on heavy arrivals and incessant rains disrupting traffic and movement of consignments, thus raising concern over timely payment. Arrivals at the auction conducted by the Cardamom Processing and Marketing Company (CPMC) ... More

NRI group sets up pilot plant to process vanilla
IF the entire quantity of an estimated 700 tonne of synthetic vanillin used in the country by various industries is substituted by natural vanillin that itself would open up tremendous potential for growing vanilla in the country. Natural ... More

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