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Exclusive: India allots import licenses for 1.1 million tonnes of refined palmolein from Indonesia - sources

20 Feb 2020

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI India has issued import licenses for 1.1 million tonnes of refined palmolein from Indonesia, government and trade sources told Reuters, a move that has surprised the industry as only last month New Delhi restricted imports of the commodity.

India buys drones, specialist equipment to avert new locust attack

19 Feb 2020

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India is buying drones and specialist equipment to monitor the movement of locusts and spray insecticides to ward off a new outbreak that could ravage crops, government officials said.

India's sugar exports could jump above 5 million tonnes on firm global prices

18 Feb 2020

MUMBAI India's sugar exports are likely to jump by nearly a third from a year ago to more than 5 million tonnes in 2019/20 as a rally in global sugar prices makes exports attractive, a leading trade body said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-India's sugar exports could jump above 5 mln T on firm global prices

18 Feb 2020

* India's Oct 1 to Feb 15 sugar output down 23% y/y (Adds details)

RPT-India's poultry sales decline after coronavirus rumours linked to chickens

18 Feb 2020

MUMBAI, Feb 17 India's poultry industry has lost 13 billion rupees ($182 million) in three weeks after speculation on social media that chickens are a cause of the spread of coronavirus, denting demand for chicken and nearly halving prices, say industry officials.

India's poultry sales decline after coronavirus rumours linked to chickens

17 Feb 2020

MUMBAI India's poultry industry has lost 13 billion rupees ($182 million) in three weeks after speculation on social media that chickens are a cause of the spread of coronavirus, denting demand for chicken and nearly halving prices, say industry officials.

India's poultry sales decline after coronavirus rumours linked to chickens

17 Feb 2020

MUMBAI, Feb 17 India's poultry industry has lost 13 billion rupees ($182 million) in three weeks after speculation on social media that chickens are a cause of the spread of coronavirus, denting demand for chicken and nearly halving prices, say industry officials.

Asia gold: China premiums near 1-1/2 year lows as virus saps demand

14 Feb 2020

BENGALURU/MUMBAI Physical gold demand was tepid in most Asian hubs this week, with premiums in China sliding to their lowest level since at least July 2018, as the coronavirus epidemic bruised businesses in the world's top bullion consumer.

Asia Gold-China premiums near 1-1/2 year lows as virus saps demand

14 Feb 2020

BENGALURU/MUMBAI, Feb 14 Physical gold demand was tepid in most Asian hubs this week, with premiums in China sliding to their lowest level since at least July 2018, as the coronavirus epidemic bruised businesses in the world's top bullion consumer.

Indian pulse imports could drop 60% - trade

14 Feb 2020

MUMBAI India's imports of pulses such as chickpeas could slump by 60% to a million tonnes in the 2020-21 financial year on bumper domestic production and government measures to curb overseas purchases, the head of a leading trade body said on Friday.

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