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Saturday, September 09, 2006
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Coconut oil ready4925
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COMMODITY EXCHANGES
Energy-content pricing model for coal mooted
Plan to launch the futures on Oct 1 More

CLIMATE & WEATHER
Monsoon withdrawal to start from Monday
`Low may form over Bay next week' More

INSIGHT
`45.5 mt farmed fish consumed every year'
Aquaculture supplies 43 pc of all fish consumed, says FAO report More

FLORICULTURE
President calls for $1-b flower export target by 2010
The President, Mr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, called for fixation of an annual target of $1 billion of floriculture exports to be accomplished by the country by 2010, while inaugurating the Second International Flora Expo in the Capital on Friday. ... More

HORTICULTURE/FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Call to stop field trials of GE brinjal
Greenpeace-India, along with some consumer bodies, on Friday demanded an immediate halt of field trials of genetically engineered (GE) brinjal in India till scientific data is made available for analysis by an independent panel ... More

PLANTATIONS
Planters' assn to discuss problems facing sector
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RUBBER
Spot rubber stays static
The physical rubber prices were almost steady on Friday. The session turned rather inactive in the absence of quantity buyers and sellers as major overseas markets were also in a mixed trend. RSS 4 closed unchanged at Rs 93 a kg both at ... More

TEA
Industry, Tea Board differ on output figures
Production up 8.1 mkg in January-July; exports increase More

GOLD & SILVER
Gold weakens as dollar strengthens
Immediate upside potential appears limited More

JUTE
Jute Corpn to reduce price support operations
Jute Corporation of India Ltd (JCI), a Central public sector unit created to look after the interest of the raw jute farmers, wants to reduce its MSP (minimum support price) operations. This was stated by Dr R.C. Tiwari, Chairman-cum-Managing ... More

SPICES & CONDIMENTS
Pepper futures market crashes
Pepper futures market prices crashed on Friday on reports of raids on the premises of leading members of the commodities exchanges, alleged to have been rigging the prices. It was evident from the pattern of trading of late that some thing ... More

WTO
Market access key to WTO farm trade talks
Tariff cut will help increase trade, secure successful pact More

EVENTS
`Farm practices must be market-driven'
Agri Intex 2006 inaugurated More

EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Spurt in PFAD, palm stearin imports: Covert CPO shipments?
There is more than what meets the eye in the unusual increase in import of palm fatty acid distillate (PFAD) and crude palm stearine (CPS) in the last several months as reported in this newspaper (BL, September 7). It is not just that imported ... More






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