from Global Investing:

Will gold’s glitter dim in India?

April 19, 2013

Indians have reacted to the latest gold prices falls by --- buying more gold. And why not? Aside from Indians' well known passion for the yellow metal (yours truly not excluded) gold has by and large served well as an investment: annual returns over the past five years have been around 17 percent, Morgan Stanley notes.

from Global Investing:

India’s deficit — not just about oil and gold

April 18, 2013

India's finance minister P Chidambaram can be forgiven for feeling cheerful. After all, prices for oil and gold, the two biggest constituents of his country's import bill, have tumbled sharply this week. If sustained, these developments might significantly ease India's current account deficit headache -- possibly to the tune of $20 billion a year.

from Global Investing:

Mali risks in focus

January 15, 2013

The international focus is on  gold-producing country Mali after days of French air strikes on al-Qaeda-linked Islamist rebel strongholds in the north of the West African country. France expects Gulf Arab states will help an African campaign against the rebels,  and a meeting of donors for the Mali operation is due at the end of the month. West African defence chiefs are meeting today to approve plans to speed up the deployment of 3,300 regional troops.

from Money on the markets:

Metal stocks struggle in trade

May 3, 2010

Metal companies fared badly at the bourses on Monday, causing the BSE Metal Index to drop nearly 2 percent.

from Money on the markets:

Metal index ends as top sectoral loser

December 9, 2009

The BSE Metal index dropped 2 percent on Wednesday and was the top sectoral loser, with all components ending in the red.

from Money on the markets:

Metal stocks rally

November 11, 2009

It was a good day at the bourses for metal stocks, with the BSE Metal Index gaining 4.2 percent in a broader market that jumped over 400 points.

from Money on the markets:

Market ends weak, Sensex slips over 1 pct

June 12, 2009

INDIAThe Sensex ended the week on a negative note, slipping over 1 percent, but still managed to post its 14th consecutive weekly rise.

from Money on the markets:

Sensex ends flat in choppy trade

March 27, 2009

The Sensex jumped nearly 50 points on Friday to end at 10,048.49, driven mostly by increasing optimism worldwide.

from Money on the markets:

Sensex sheds 0.4 pct, but gains 2.4 pct on week

March 20, 2009

MARKETS-SOUTHASIA-STOCKSThe Sensex ended 35 points lower on Friday on profit-booking ahead of the weekend.