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Rajendra Jadhav

In India, all eyes on a monsoon that is critical for the economy

19 Jun 2019

MUMBAI India's monsoon has progressed more slowly than usual after hitting the southern state of Kerala nearly a week late. Monsoon rains have been 44% lower-than-average so far in June, delaying the sowing of summer-sown crops and raising concerns that parts of the country could face a worsening drought.

Summer crop sowing lags in India on slow monsoon progress

17 Jun 2019

MUMBAI Planting of summer-sown crops in India such as soybean, cotton, rice and corn has been delayed by at least two weeks because of the slow progress of monsoon rains in central and western parts of the country, raising concerns over lower production.

India gold discounts at 5-month high; buying picks up in China, Singapore

14 Jun 2019

MUMBAI/BENGALURU Physical gold discounts in India widened to their biggest in five months this week as an upsurge in local prices dampened purchases, while China and Singapore saw demand rise from investors looking to hedge against a global slowdown.

Asia Gold-India discounts at 5-month high; buying picks up in China, Singapore

14 Jun 2019

* Premiums in China rise to $10-$12.50/oz vs $7-$10 last week

Cyclone Vayu spares Indian west coast a direct hit, to skirt coast

13 Jun 2019

MUMBAI A powerful cyclone that threatened the western Indian state of Gujarat, has changed course and it is now expected to just brush past the coast, authorities said on Thursday, although ports and coastal airports remained shut.

India's sugar output could drop 15% as drought hits - industry sources

13 Jun 2019

MUMBAI India's sugar production could fall as much as 15% in 2019/20 from the year before as severe drought hits a key growing region, industry sources told Reuters.

India's sugar output could drop 15% as drought hits -industry

13 Jun 2019

* Output seen at 28 to 29 mln T in 2019/20 vs 33 mln T yr ago

India evacuates hundreds of thousands as cyclone Vayu builds fury

13 Jun 2019

MUMBAI India evacuated hundreds of thousands of people to shelters along the coast in its western state of Gujarat as a cyclone gathering intensity over the Arabian Sea was expected to hit land on Thursday. | Video

Dash for growth at company founded by Indian yoga guru leads to stumbles

12 Jun 2019

HARIDWAR, India Three years ago, Indian yoga guru and entrepreneur Baba Ramdev was riding high.

India to evacuate thousands as cyclone nears west coast

11 Jun 2019

MUMBAI Indian authorities are preparing to evacuate 300,000 people along the western coast as a severe cyclone is expected to make landfall on Thursday morning in the state of Gujarat.

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