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Coronavirus Lockdown: Eight core sector output contracts by record 38.1% in April; cement falls 86%, steel by 84%
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Coronavirus Lockdown: Eight core sector output contracts by record 38.1% in April; cement falls 86%, steel by 84%

The output of eight core infrastructure industries shrank by a record 38.1 per cent in April due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, according to the official data

Oil prices fall on Sino-US tensions over Hong Kong; global energy investment expected to fall by about 20% this year
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Oil prices fall on Sino-US tensions over Hong Kong; global energy investment expected to fall by about 20% this year

Gloomy forecasts over the economic impact of the pandemic also weighed on crude oil prices.

COVID-19 Impact: Foreign investors pull out $26 billion from Asian economies, over $16 billion from India
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COVID-19 Impact: Foreign investors pull out $26 billion from Asian economies, over $16 billion from India

“Foreign investors have pulled an estimated $26 billion out of developing Asian economies and more than $16 billion out of India, increasing concerns of a major economic recession in Asia,” independent Congressional Research Center said in its latest report on global economic effects of COVID-19.

Oil prices gain for fourth day on signs of output cuts, better demand; Brent crude up 0.7% to $35 per barrel
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Oil prices gain for fourth day on signs of output cuts, better demand; Brent crude up 0.7% to $35 per barrel

Oil prices rose for a fourth straight session on Tuesday amid signs that producers are cutting output as promised just as demand picks up, stoked by more countries easing out of curbs imposed to counter the coronavirus pandemic

Rupee slips 33 paise at 75.91 on concerns over rise in crude prices, weak domestic equities; stimulus fails to cheer investors
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Rupee slips 33 paise at 75.91 on concerns over rise in crude prices, weak domestic equities; stimulus fails to cheer investors

The rupee plummeted by 33 paise to close at 75.91 against the US dollar on Monday, tracking weak domestic equities and foreign fund outflows

Oil prices fall as fears of second coronavirus wave take hold, US stockpiles rise
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Oil prices fall as fears of second coronavirus wave take hold, US stockpiles rise

Oil prices fell on Wednesday on concerns about a possible second wave of coronavirus cases in countries easing lockdowns, which could prompt renewed movement restrictions, while industry data showed US crude inventories are still rising

Saudi Aramco first-quarter profit falls 25%, below analyst estimates; hurt by lower crude oil prices as coronavirus slashed demand
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Saudi Aramco first-quarter profit falls 25%, below analyst estimates; hurt by lower crude oil prices as coronavirus slashed demand

Saudi Arabian state oil giant Aramco (2222.SE) on Tuesday reported a 25 percent fall in first-quarter net profit, below analyst estimates, hurt by lower crude oil prices as the coronavirus slashed demand

China's factory prices fall to 4-year low in April; weakening industrial demand as virus pandemic slams global growth
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China's factory prices fall to 4-year low in April; weakening industrial demand as virus pandemic slams global growth

Data released last week showed China’s exports unexpectedly grew in April from a year earlier, although a sharper-than-expected decline in imports signalled weak domestic demand.

Chidambaram dubs imposition of taxes on fuel as 'cruel' in times of distress; says govt must borrow to meet deficits
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Chidambaram dubs imposition of taxes on fuel as 'cruel' in times of distress; says govt must borrow to meet deficits

Governments must borrow to meet their deficits and not impose higher tax burdens when economic activity has ground to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Wednesday after the Centre and the Delhi government hiked taxes on petroleum products

Oil marketing companies shares drop up to 13% post govt hikes excise duty on petrol, diesel
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Oil marketing companies shares drop up to 13% post govt hikes excise duty on petrol, diesel

Shares of oil marketing companies -- Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd -- on Wednesday plunged up to 13 percent, a day after a hike in excise duty on petrol and diesel

Govt to gain Rs 1.6 lakh cr additional revenues this fiscal from record excise duty hike on petrol, diesel
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Govt to gain Rs 1.6 lakh cr additional revenues this fiscal from record excise duty hike on petrol, diesel

The cash-strapped government will gain close to Rs 1.6 lakh crore in additional revenues this fiscal from a record increase in excise duty on petrol and diesel, that will help make up for revenue it lost in a slowing economy and shutting down of businesses due to coronavirus lockdown

Transporters demand rollback in diesel price hike; say increasing duties, taxes may disrupt supply of essential commodities
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Transporters demand rollback in diesel price hike; say increasing duties, taxes may disrupt supply of essential commodities

All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) on Tuesday demanded the rollback of diesel price hike and said increasing duties and taxes may disrupt the supply of essential commodities

Oil prices fall on US-China tensions, weak factory data; crude inventories likely to increase in coming weeks
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Oil prices fall on US-China tensions, weak factory data; crude inventories likely to increase in coming weeks

While global oil demand is expected to recover modestly from April lows as countries ease some lockdown measures, the glut created over months in storage facilities will loom over the markets.

Fuel demand hit: Petrol sales down 61%, diesel at 56.5% in April; demand expected to pick up this month
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Fuel demand hit: Petrol sales down 61%, diesel at 56.5% in April; demand expected to pick up this month

India's fuel consumption slumped by close to 70 per cent in April as all petroleum products except LPG saw massive demand erosion following a nationwide lockdown halted economic activity and travel

Coronavirus Lockdown: Eight core industries' output contracts 6.5% in March; infra sectors log 0.6% growth in FY20
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Coronavirus Lockdown: Eight core industries' output contracts 6.5% in March; infra sectors log 0.6% growth in FY20

The output of eight core infrastructure industries shrank by 6.5 percent in March due to fall in production of crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity amid the coronavirus lockdown

BSE brings negative price feature for commodity derivatives segment after recent development in crude oil futures
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BSE brings negative price feature for commodity derivatives segment after recent development in crude oil futures

BSE will make available the negative price level feature at its trading system for commodity derivatives segment, the leading exchange said on Tuesday

Wall Street rallies as some US states relax lockdown restrictions; all major indexes claw back, gain over 1%
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Wall Street rallies as some US states relax lockdown restrictions; all major indexes claw back, gain over 1%

The indexes are all now within 20 percent of their record closing highs reached in February, with the benchmark S&P 500 on track for its best month since 1987, after trillions of stimulus dollars helped US equities recover from March lows.

Coroanvirus Outbreak: Mideast economies take massive hit with historic oil price crash
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Coroanvirus Outbreak: Mideast economies take massive hit with historic oil price crash

Iraq is planning painful cuts in social benefits relied on by millions of government workers. Saudi Arabia will likely have to delay mega-projects

Coronavirus Outbreak: Reliance Industries cuts crude processing at Jamnagar SEZ refinery by 24%
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Reliance Industries cuts crude processing at Jamnagar SEZ refinery by 24%

Reliance Industries Ltd has cut crude oil processing at its exports-only refinery at Jamnagar in Gujarat in March by close to one-fourth as it joins public sector oil firms in cutting run-rate to align production with a coronavirus-induced slump in fuel consumption