Rajesh Ravi

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World cereal utilisation reduced by 24.7 MT: FAO

The reduction stems mainly from a 22.4 million tonne downward revision to the 2019-20 maize utilisation, mostly in the United States of America and China, reflecting a sudden slowdown in feed and industrial demand.

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Kerala Model: Weekend mobile, TV shops thrive but supply a constraint

The concern is genuine as new hotspots are emerging in districts like Idukki and Kottayam that were earlier in the green zone and considered safe.

The apprehension is that if green zones start turning into red with new cases detected, businesses can't settle and operate smoothly. News

We expect credit offtake to increase in SME segment after lockdown, says ESAF Small Finance Bank MD K Paul Thomas

ESAF has more than 96% of its exposure in the micro segment with the average ticket size of the loan being Rs 33,000.

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Short-term impact of COVID-19 will be severe in all segments: K Paul Thomas, CEO, ESAF

ESAF has more than 96% of its exposure in the micro-segment with the average ticket size of the loan being Rs 33,000.

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Coronavirus outbreak makes a dent of $408 bn in world’s top 100 billionaires’ wealth in 2 months

Stock markets across the world have dropped significantly in the past two months, with the Dow Jones down 21%, India, France, Germany and the UK down a quarter, Japan 18% and HK 10%.

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Global cereal markets likely to remain comfortable in 2020

It added that localised disruptions, largely due to logistical issues, pose challenges to food supply chains in some markets and their anticipated duration and magnitude are unlikely to have a significant effect on global foo

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Coronavirus impact: Global pepper market witnessing a grim scenario

Global pepper market is witnessing a grim scenario with no demand seen in the past two weeks as the coronavirus outbreak impacts its prices in Europe and the US, bringing down by 6-8 % in 2020.

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COVID-19 steals rough diamond’s sparkle

India’s diamond industry cuts and polishes 90 % of the gems sold globally.

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Hurun Global Rich List 2020: ‘Realty, logistics could help India add wealth faster, catch up with China’

The report states that when Chinese GDP was comparable to that of India’s, the country had almost zero billionaires.

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Global food prices decline in February for first time in four months

World cereal utilisation in the 2019-20 cycle is now forecast to reach a record level of 2,721 million tonne, driven by higher food, feed and industrial usages.

Cereal Price Index declined 0.95% in February with wheat prices falling (File image) News

With 200 kmph trains, Kerala semi-high speed railway line will be a big boon; here’s how

K-Rail has estimated that around 46,100 daily road users and 11,500 train commuters would shift to the new link once it is operationalised.

The 532-km-long rail link connecting across the state will make travel smoother in Kerala News

Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters, Sula Vineyards launch ‘cold coffee brew’ in Indian market

The promoters of the brew claim that it is a heavy body rich brew, with low acidity, and pronounced winey red fruit sweetness.

Coffee and wine have similarities between their processing, they both require a fermentation, and selective picking of the cherries or grapes to ensure a clean ripe cup. (Representative image) News

Mukesh Ambani top Indian in Hurun Global Rich List 2020

Mukesh Ambani, 62, of Reliance Industries maintained a top 10 place for the second time after a $13-billion, or 24%, surge in his wealth to $67 bn.

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Cyclone effect? Seafood exports seen 5% decline in current season

MPEDA chairman KS Srinivas said climatic factors including cyclones is the reason for decline in fish from capture fisheries.

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Tamara Leisure plans to have 1,000 rooms by 2025

The resort will have 19 keys, while the Guruvayur property will have 35 rooms and the Kannur property will have 50 rooms.

Shruti, CEO and director of Tamara, said the idea is to create a great Indian brand in hospitality. News

Shrimp exports to US rise 14.6% y-o-y

According to the latest data of US agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, India exported 258,837 tonne of shrimp during January-November 2019 against 225,853 tonne a year ago.

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Interview: Expect further easing in funding costs in second half of FY20

We are quite pleased with the success of our diversification into microfinance. Asirvad Microfinance is now among the top 5 NBFC-MFIs in India.

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Global pepper output to tank for first time after several years: Report

The report mentions that continuing excess production is pushing the ratio of global stocks, relative to demand, close to the previous high and and price bottoms tend to occur around stock-ratio highs. Historical data suggest

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Indian shrimp looks to China for demand growth

Globefish reports that during the second half of 2019, international shrimp trade escaped another market crash supported by strong imports by China.

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Indian connection! Craft beer made from Kerala Matta rice gains popularity in UK

Restaurateur-turned-brewer Vivek Pillai started by making Indian speciality beer using Belgian techniques for the brand name of The Blonde and the Premium Black, which were well received by his customers

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Global beverage prices to revive in 2020 after year-long decline: World Bank

India is the second largest producer of tea in the world and contributes 26% to the global production.

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With 21 unicorns, India third on list of billion-dollar tech start-ups; US, China lead

China, with 206 unicorns and the US, with 203, dominate the list with over 80% of the world’s known unicorns, despite representing only half of the world’s GDP and a quarter of the world’s population.

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FACT to augment production of ammonium phosphate by 50%

The commercial production of caprolactam is scheduled to commence from May 2020 with a production of 50,000 tonne and this will add Rs 500 crore to the top line.

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Proposed RCEP will worsen trade deficit in plantation commodities, says apex body

Natural Rubber (NR), pepper, coffee and tea are likely to come under intense competition and imports into the country are likely to increase over time, the study said.

Among the five plantation commodities, Natural Rubber (NR) and pepper have an overall trade deficit, irrespective of RCEP. News

‘Sustainability is must-have, green marketplace is worth trillions’

We started putting modelling in there but not behaviour modelling. And then progressively we covered most of the aspects of what manufacturing is all about.

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Shrimp exports may jump 10 pct this year

India is the largest producer of shrimps in the world and accounts for nearly 6% of the global fish production.

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US-China trade war helping India’s exports of value-added shrimp

Amalgam group chairman AJ Tharakan said that the hike in tariffs by the US for imports from China is likely to help Indian seafood exports in a big way.

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