Commodities watch

first_imgAfter record almond ship-ments over the first three months of the new season (September-November), December shipments were also slightly up on the 2006 figure. Overall domestic sales were down by 18.4% while exports were up by 8.8%, said Mark Setterfield MD of RM Curtis.However, RM Curtis’ Edible Nuts & Dried Fruit Market Report: Jan/Feb 2008, stated that January has been predictably quiet and, with little trading, origin prices have stabilised, although UK prices have clearly been hit by the gradual weakening of sterling against the US dollar.In California and Spain, crops will be largely affected by the weather over February-March. “Poor weather over the next two months would instantly kick this market higher and, with plenty of buying still to be covered, the increases could potentially be substantial,” said Setterfield.For walnuts, earlier fears over worldwide supply shortages for 2008 appeared to be materialising. “The short Californian crop has sent US prices into orbit,” he added. “We strongly advise buyers to cover the remainder of their 2008 requirements while stocks exist, let alone last!”As for coconut, RM Curtis expects that, after the Easter demand eases, prices over the summer months will also ease: “However, with no immediate sign of any weakness from the oil and biofuel sectors, this market can easily remain firm in the short- to medium-term.”last_img read more

Ind vs WI: Fresh off being dropped, Dhoni reminds us of his worth behind…

first_imgAdvertisementImage Courtesy: BCCIAfter not being considered by the board of selectors for the T20’s against West Indies and Australia, MS Dhoni showed what the Men In Blue could be possibly missing out with a stunning catch to dismiss Chandrapaul Hemraj.The opening batsman looked in good touch after Virat Kohli sent the visitors into bat first in Pune. Hemraj looked to switch gears by targetting Bumrah with a couple of successive boundaries. but the returning pacer replied with a lethal bouncer that took the top edge.MS Dhoni had a lot on his plate as the ball kept going away from him, but the veteran wicket-keeper showed excellent composure to grab the catch with a diving effort running backward, to get India the first breakthrough.Dhoni & the diving catch! Bumrah strikes, Hemraj goes. West Indies are 25/1 in 6 overs. pic.twitter.com/T0vNafITvK— DNA (@dna) October 27, 2018Electing to bowl first after winning the toss, Indian skipper Virat Kohli named a couple of changes in the line-up for the third ODI with the duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah making their return along with Khaleel Ahmed while Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, and Umesh Yadav are out.Centurion of the previous match, Shai Hope is in the crease after Hemraj’s dismissal. Windies are currently 38-1 after 8 overs.Read Also:#Dhonidropped – Twitter world reacts to MS being left out of the Indian cricket teamIndian squads for both Windies T20I series and subsequent Australian T20I series, announced; MS Dhoni dropped! Advertisementlast_img read more