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BENGALURU/MUMBAI Gold demand in most Asian centres firmed this week, spurred on by a dip in prices although buyers in the world's second-biggest consumer India held off buying in the hope of further falls.
MUMBAI India's palm oil imports dropped nearly 11 percent in November from a year ago to the lowest level in eight months, a trade body said on Thursday, as refiners curtailed purchases due to a hike in import tax.
MUMBAI India's benchmark 10-year bond fell to its lowest in more than 16 months on Wednesday, as investors saw surging inflation as a potential threat to a still-struggling economy and a daunting challenge to policymakers.
MUMBAI India's cotton output is set to rise 9.3 percent in 2017/18 but won't be the record high predicted by industry analysts as bollworm had caused damage in some regions, a government official said on Tuesday.
MUMBAI India's gold imports in November nearly halved from a year ago as a rise in the price of the yellow metal curbed retail buying for weddings, industry officials and analysts said on Wednesday.
MUMBAI, Dec 5 India's rapeseed and mustard output is set to drop by at least 10 percent for the 2017/18 crop year as scanty rains and high temperatures prompted farmers to switch to other crops despite a recent hike in the import duty on edible oils, trade officials said.
MUMBAI/BENGALURU Physical gold demand was steady this week in most Asian centers as buyers hoped for further price dips amid growing appetite for riskier investments, while a slide in local rates failed to restore bullion's allure in India.
MUMBAI/DHAKA Asian countries like Bangladesh and Malaysia are struggling to secure supplies of onions after the world's biggest exporter India restricted overseas sales amid limited availability in the global market.
MUMBAI India's production of wheat and pulses is expected to jump in 2018 as a hike in the government's assured purchase prices and ample rainfall have prompted farmers to plant more of the winter crops, industry officials told Reuters.
MUMBAI/BENGALURU The buying of physical gold remained muted across major Asian centres this week as higher prices dented demand, though seasonal demand could boost activity in top consumer China next month.
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