Low platinum prices push jewellery demand

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but for budget-conscious ring-bearers, the preferred material might be platinum. According to Platinum Guild International, the low platinum price in 2016 had retailers stocking up on the precious metal, with Indians and Americans the most likely to put a platinum ring on it. In India platinum demand soared 11.4%, … Read more Low platinum prices push jewellery demand

Syria rebels ‘in push to break Aleppo siege’

Rebels in Syria have announced a big offensive aimed at breaking the government siege of east Aleppo. A UK-based monitoring group said the rebels had fired “hundreds” of missiles into western Aleppo, killing at least 15 civilians. They are also reported to have targeted al-Nayrab military airport to the east. About 275,000 people have been … Read more Syria rebels ‘in push to break Aleppo siege’

India to take FTA route to push textile exports

In a bid to boost exports, the Ministry of Textiles is planning to strike bi-lateral agreements with countries like Australia, Commonwealth of Independent States, including Russia and Africa. The move came on the backdrop of government plans to double textile exports in the next 10 years from the current level. Textiles Secretary Rashmi Verma revealed … Read more India to take FTA route to push textile exports