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Rajendra Jadhav

India set to plant more land with soybean crops as prices rally

21 May 2019

MUMBAI India is set to grow soybeans on more land in the 2019 crop year as higher prices for the oilseed push some farmers to switch from cultivating competing commodities such as cotton and pulses, an industry official and dealers told Reuters.

India flips to discount as gold prices gain; demand dips in top hubs

17 May 2019

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Gold was sold at a discount this week in India for the first time in 2-1/2 months as higher prices deterred jewellers and retail buyers, while currency fluctuations and economic worries triggered caution amongst buyers in other Asian hubs.

Asia Gold-Price dip bolsters festive demand in India; premiums slip in China

10 May 2019

MUMBAI/BENGALURU, May 10 Gold demand jumped this week in India due to increased retail purchases for a key festival and weddings on price corrections, while premiums in China eased as buying slowed in the world's top consumer.

Gold glitters in India during festival of Akshaya Tritiya as prices dip

07 May 2019

MUMBAI Indians could buy at least 10 percent more gold during the annual Hindu and Jain holy festival of Akshaya Tritiya than a year ago, industry officials said, as a dip in prices prompted consumers to increase purchases.

RPT-INSIGHT-India's rural pain goes beyond farmers, and it may be a problem for Modi

06 May 2019

ZADSHI VILLAGE, India, May 3 Three years ago, brick mason Pundlik Bhandekar was always busy as farmers in his tiny hamlet in western India commissioned new houses and nearby towns were undergoing rapid urbanisation. Now, as the rural economy sinks and the pace of construction slows, Bhandekar is struggling to get work.

India's rural pain goes beyond farmers, and it may be a problem for Modi

03 May 2019

ZADSHI VILLAGE, India Three years ago, brick mason Pundlik Bhandekar was always busy as farmers in his tiny hamlet in Maharashtra commissioned new houses and nearby towns were undergoing rapid urbanisation. Now, as the rural economy sinks and the pace of construction slows, Bhandekar is struggling to get work.

India to produce record sugar, stocks to rise further: trade body

03 May 2019

MUMBAI India's sugar production could rise 1.5 percent in 2018/19 to a record 33 million tonnes, increasing inventories in the world's second-biggest producer and putting pressure on local prices, a producers' body said on Friday.

Lower prices, festive demand boost gold purchases in India, Singapore

03 May 2019

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Gold demand was robust in India and Singapore this week as a correction in prices ahead of a key gold-buying festival boosted purchases even as major centres like China and Japan were closed for most of the week due to holidays.

India's buffalo meat exports hit six-year low on weak China demand

02 May 2019

MUMBAI India's buffalo meat exports fell 8.7 percent in 2018/19 from a year ago to the lowest level in six years, a government body said on Thursday, as demand moderated from the country's biggest buyer China.

Weddings, lower prices could lift Indian gold demand in June quarter: WGC

02 May 2019

MUMBAI India's gold demand is expected to rise in the June quarter from a year ago due to a higher number of auspicious days for weddings and a fall in local prices ahead of a key festival, the World Gold Council said on Thursday.

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