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Inflation-indexed food subsidy best to calculate local subsidies - govt source
Published on Friday, August 1, 2014 6:29 PM

NEW DELHI - Inflation-indexed food subsidy calculation is the best way to calculate domestic subsidies, an Indian trade ministry official said on Friday.

India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling blocked on Thursday a global deal to standardise customs rules, which would have been the first global trade reform in two decades.
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Inflation-indexed food subsidy best to calculate local subsidies - govt source
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Weak physical demand drags down Zinc futures
Published on Friday, August 1, 2014 4:49 PM

Zinc futures fell in the domestic market on Friday as investors and speculators exited positions in the industrial metal amid weak physical demand for zinc in the domestic spot market.

However, a pickup in manufacturing activity in China, the world’s biggest metals consumer bolstered the demand outlook for zinc, trimming gains in the base metal. The official China manufactur ...

Weak physical demand drags down Zinc futures
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Silver futures rebound on physical demand
Published on Friday, August 1, 2014 4:49 PM

Silver futures rose in the domestic market on Friday as investors and speculators booked fresh positions in the precious metal amid a pickup in physical demand for the bullion in the domestic spot market.

However, caution ahead of the US jobs data which may show strength in the labour market of the world’s biggest economy and may prompt the Fed to raise interest rates in the ...

Silver futures rebound on physical demand
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Weak global cues drag down Crude oil futures
Published on Friday, August 1, 2014 4:22 PM

Crude oil fell by 0.60 per cent on Friday at the domestic markets on fears that crude supplies are far outstripping demand. OPEC countries pumped more oil in July than in June. Reports suggest that supply from OPEC member states averaged 30.06 million barrels per day (bpd) in July, up from 29.92 million bpd in June.

At the MCX, crude oil futures for August 2014 contract were tradi ...

Weak global cues drag down Crude oil futures
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Copper falls by 0.11% on downbeat demand prospects
Published on Friday, August 1, 2014 4:20 PM

Copper prices fell by 0.11 per cent on Friday at the domestic markets as the slowest gain in manufacturing activity in the Chicago region since October 2008 in July 2014 signaled doubts over the US economic recovery, clouding the demand outlook for the metal.

The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index fell to 52.6 in July from 62.6 in the previous month, with a reading above 50 signali ...

Copper     falls by 0.11% on downbeat demand     prospects
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Zinc falls on weak US demand outlook
Published on Friday, August 1, 2014 4:15 PM

Zinc prices fell by 0.63 per cent on Friday at the domestic markets after a rise in the number of Americans filing for unemployment claims signaled a slowdown in the labour market of the world’s biggest economy, dimming the demand outlook for the metal. US jobless claims rose 23,000 to 302,000 last week.

Zinc futures for August 2014 contract, at MCX, were trading at Rs 143.0 ...

Zinc falls on weak US demand outlook
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Lead falls by 0.37% on weak demand
Published on Friday, August 1, 2014 4:14 PM

Lead prices fell by 0.37 per cent on Friday at the domestic markets as a result of low demand for the commodity from battery-maker in the spot market in the midst of weak overseas trend. At the MCX, Lead futures, for the August 2014 contract, is trading at Rs 134.80 per kg, down by 0.37 per cent, after opening at Rs 135.20, against a previous close of Rs 135.30. It touched an intra-day low o ...

Lead falls by 0.37% on weak demand
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Low demand, increased supply drag down Mentha oil futures
Published on Friday, August 1, 2014 3:18 PM

Mentha oil prices fell by 0.45 per cent on Friday at the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) as a result of the increased arrivals of the commodity in the physical market from the major producing belts in Uttar Pradesh. At MCX, Mentha oil futures for August 2014 contract, at MCX, were trading at Rs. 702.30 per kg, down by 0.45 per cent after opening at Rs. 707.60 against the previous closing pric ...

Low demand, increased supply drag down Mentha oil futures
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LME Inventories Data: August 01, 2014
Published on Friday, August 1, 2014 3:05 PM

Copper stocks -550 MT to 146200, Aluminum Stocks -6750 MT to 4961950 MT, Nickel Stocks +1830 MT to 317628 MT, Zinc Stocks -475 MT to 655275 MT, Lead Stocks 0 MT to 215550 MT.

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LME Inventories Data: August 01, 2014
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