PK Krishnakumar

  • Rubber prices likely to remain bearish

    Rubber prices likely to remain bearish

    The latest report of The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) said the increasing worries of global recession will continue to dominate the sentiments of natural rubber (NR) market during April 2020.

    Food, medicine supply still choked; Transport bottlenecks show signs of easing

    Food, medicine supply still choked; Transport bottlenecks show signs of easing

    Prices of potato, dairy items and meat may rise further with cold storages running out of refrigerants. The poultry industry is in distress as they are unable to get feed for birds. Retail chains said customers continued to hoard, leaving very low stocks of staples like atta, poha, rajmaand packaged food like biscuits and instant noodles.

    Kerala to begin distribution of free ration from April 1

    Kerala to begin distribution of free ration from April 1

    Kerala food and civil supplies minister P Thilothaman said at a press conference in Thiruvananthapuram that only five persons will be allowed at a time in a retail ration outlet as per the social distancing norms. Each dealer could introduce a token system to avoid crowding of card-holders.

    Coffee exporters seek govt help amid Covid-19 crisis

    Coffee exporters seek govt help amid Covid-19 crisis

    Coffee exporters have sought the Centre's help to tide over the liquidity crunch they are facing due to the disruption in exports. Italy and Germany - principal buyers of Indian coffee are under lockdown after becoming hotspots for Covid-19.

    Coronavirus rumours hit sales of egg, chicken

    Coronavirus rumours hit sales of egg, chicken

    BS Yadav, managing director of Godrej Agrovet, a compound animal feed company, told reporters on Thursday that the coronavirus rumour has led to a 50% drop in consumption to 35-40 million birds a week, while prices have dropped by 70%.

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