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Explained | Why aluminium prices have soared sky high

BUSINESS

Explained | Why aluminium prices have soared sky high

This year, aluminium prices have risen about 50 percent, which is a matter of concern even for some producers of the metal. When prices were about 10 percent lower in the beginning of September, The China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association said the price surge was “irrational”.

Clean Energy | Betting on hydrogen is the right way to go ahead

BUSINESS

Clean Energy | Betting on hydrogen is the right way to go ahead

Globally, investment commitment for hydrogen adds up to $500 billion in 359 projects, including 131 announced since February. Top companies in India have done well to join the competitive, futuristic race. It is time for the government to ensure proper support

Explained | Why coffee prices are soaring

BUSINESS

Explained | Why coffee prices are soaring

Adverse weather, strict lockdowns because of the COVID-19 pandemic and severe logistical bottlenecks have disrupted the global coffee market making your morning brew dearer

Asset monetisation will inject efficiency, consumer friendliness into creaky infrastructure

BUSINESS

Asset monetisation will inject efficiency, consumer friendliness into creaky infrastructure

Anti-BJP politicians are alleging that the government is selling off State assets for a song. This is a lie 

How China drives the fortunes of Indian steel, iron ore companies

BUSINESS

How China drives the fortunes of Indian steel, iron ore companies

China accounts for more than half of the global steel-making capacity and absorbs 75 percent of global iron ore imports. Therefore, any signal from China has a direct bearing on global prices of the two commodities, which in turn has creates ripples in India

Climate Change | IPCC report will put pressure on developing world, mainly India

BUSINESS

Climate Change | IPCC report will put pressure on developing world, mainly India

To understand the IPCC report’s consequences for the Indian economy and the corporate sector, it is important to understand its context in terms of its build-up and the follow-up 

Now, a coffee-backed cryptocurrency

CRYPTOCURRENCY

Now, a coffee-backed cryptocurrency

Coffee Coin makes promising start in Brazil

Lessons from 1991 Reforms | Vested interests will oppose reforms, but political leadership must carry on

BUSINESS

Lessons from 1991 Reforms | Vested interests will oppose reforms, but political leadership must carry on

In 1991, a section of industrialists, bureaucrats, politicians and stock brokers opposed the dawn of the new competitive era, just as vested interests have tried hard to derail the much-needed recent reforms such as the GST and new farm laws 

Reliance AGM 2021 | RIL’s pivot to clean energy makes strategic and economic sense

BUSINESS

Reliance AGM 2021 | RIL’s pivot to clean energy makes strategic and economic sense

A company that wants to remain prominent and profitable in the medium to long term has no choice but to become carbon neutral. Global oil majors who thought differently have egg on their face 

Explained | What’s behind China’s attempt to rein in commodity prices?

BUSINESS

Explained | What’s behind China’s attempt to rein in commodity prices?

While China does not enough stocks to change the global outlook for commodities but it can certainly influence the sentiment.

Economic Recovery | Bring policies that give more freedom for COVID-19 vaccinated citizens

BUSINESS

Economic Recovery | Bring policies that give more freedom for COVID-19 vaccinated citizens

Giving entitlements to vaccinated people will not be easy — but once vaccines are freely available, the economy cannot be allowed to be choked by Covidiots

Explained | Commodities prices on fire – cycle or a supercycle?

TRENDS

Explained | Commodities prices on fire – cycle or a supercycle?

Experts are divided on whether the world is really heading towards a sustained commodities bull run

Negligence or Penny-Pinching | Probe into ONGC western offshore mishap must leave no stone unturned

BUSINESS

Negligence or Penny-Pinching | Probe into ONGC western offshore mishap must leave no stone unturned

It is surprising that the barge full of people was allowed to remain in the path of the cyclone when many others sailed away to safety 

Net-Zero Emissions | Expect political hurdles and new winners and losers in India Inc

BUSINESS

Net-Zero Emissions | Expect political hurdles and new winners and losers in India Inc

The move towards reducing emissions will be tough, slow and often controversial, but India is much better placed than most other countries in the world to make the transition 

Clean energy can pollute India's fiscal climate

BUSINESS

Clean energy can pollute India's fiscal climate

Solar and wind energy must certainly replace fossil fuels, but India’s ambitious targets of clean energy need to be accompanied with a clear road map on how tax revenue will keep pace with the targeted reduction in the use of coal and oil

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