Industrial Metals

20 Apr 17
Steel makers feel the heat of input cost rise
06:33 AM
The recent increase in prices of iron ore and coking coal has made steel manufacturing costlier by at least Rs 8,000 a tonne for producers without captive mines.
31 Mar 17
Natural rubber import drops in February as prices increase in key markets
06:39 AM
India's natural rubber (NR) import in February was half of that a year before, at 15,609 tonnes.
20 Feb 17
Govt extends anti-dumping duty on steel pipes, tubes from China
10:10 PM
India has extended anti-dumping duty on import of certain steel products from China for five years with an aim to protect domestic players from the cheap shipments.
17 Feb 17
Iran's delay in resumption of imports to hinder Basmati exports' recovery
09:55 PM
Delay in the resumption of imports by Iran is likely to hinder the recovery in Basmati exports from India, a report said.
15 Feb 17
Steel rebound hope fading as China's property market slows
07:18 AM
Steelmakers aren’t out of the woods yet. A year-long resurgence risks fading as a slowdown in China’s property market deepens, exposing bullish sentiment as overblown, according to a US-based hedge fund manager and former Citigroup analyst.
06 Jan 17
Domestic steel production rises as sales pick up
04:04 AM
With domestic steel makers witnessing increased production in the current financial year, the demand scenario, both domestic and exports, seems to be in a pick-up mode.
28 Dec 16
Aluminium makers ask for cushion against imports
01:28 AM
Domestic aluminium producers have asked the government to introduce minimum import price (MIP) to check cheap imports of unwrought aluminium and scrap from China and West Asia.
07 Dec 16
Base metals resume bull ride
07:50 AM
With the worst behind, and prices of zinc, aluminium, and other base metals rebounding from 2016 lows, manufacturers are benefiting. Importantly, analysts see further increase in zinc and iron ore prices, and expect aluminium prices to remain firm.
Steel firms hike prices by Rs 3,000 per tonne
05:01 AM
Steel companies have increased prices by up to Rs 3,000 a tonne effective December, on the back of a surge in coking coal prices.
30 Nov 16
Rising zinc price to hit profitability of galvanized steel producers
11:51 AM
Rising zinc prices have impacted the profitability of galvanised steel producers hard because of their  inability to pass the spurt in production cost on to consumers due to weak demand.
29 Nov 16
China-driven rally sends zinc, lead to multi-year peaks
01:42 AM
Zinc soared to a nine-year high on Monday and lead hit a five-year peak as reports of more infrastructure investment in China and signs of strong property investment in the world's top metals user sparked heavy buying.
25 Nov 16
Traders cut positions on MCX due to policy uncertainty
01:24 AM
Open interest in non-farm commodities on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) has declined sharply in the last three weeks following uncertainty over global economic indicators.
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