Infosys expands global footprint, opens delivery center in Croatia

Infosys expands global footprint, opens delivery center in Croatia

New Delhi [India], Apr 25 : Aiming to strengthen its engineering footprint in Eastern Europe, IT major Infosys Ltd. on Monday announced the opening of its first office and delivery center (DC) in Karlovac, Croatia.

In line with the company's strategy to establish global competency centers, offer the best talent in the market and make it available to customers globally, this DC also marks its expansion into Eastern Europe's heavy engineering sector. The new facility will meet near-shoring requirements, support engineering clients worldwide as well as offer R&D services.

Accenture launches touch-less testing platform; to enable faster software testing

Accenture launches touch-less testing platform; to enable faster software testin

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 : Accenture on Monday announced the launch of its new platform for automated, analytics-driven software testing, after successfully completing pilots with 10 clients around the world.

The company's 'Touchless Testing Platform' brings together leading open source, commercial and Accenture proprietary tools and algorithms to automate a robust, touch-less testing process for software - all guided by artificial intelligence and analytics.

It allows testing teams to easily integrate tools from leading players such as Conformiq, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel Saffron, Sauce Labs, Tableau, Tricentis and Worksoft, along with key Accenture innovations, to bring new enterprise software solutions to market faster and with higher quality.

Ola launches biggest driver partner engagement initiative

Ola launches biggest driver partner engagement initiative

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 : Taxi aggregator Ola on Monday announced the launch of 'Ola Partners League' - a unique virtual cricket game for its driver partners.

The four week-long contest will see Ola driver partners score runs by completing simple tasks and redeeming them against exciting prizes such as cars, TVs, laptops and scholarships in leading cricket academies for children of driver partners.

Kick starting today, OPL is open to all Ola driver partners across Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Pune, and will be LIVE till 20th May, 2017. Popular Indian all-rounder cricketer, Irfan Pathan and famous TV personality Mandira Bedi have been roped in to be the ambassadors to cheer and promote the OPL among driver partners.

L&Technology Services wins smart city and campus project

L&Technology Services wins smart city and campus project

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 : L&T Technology Services Limited, a leading global pure play engineering services provider, announced the development of Smart City and Campus solutions that will be used to develop a smart office campus in Israel for a leading technology company - a result of its expanded partnership with Microsoft.

The smart office campus being developed by the firms will use IoT- enabled sensors and predictive analytics. L&T Technology Services' smart buildings i-BEMS platform will provide energy saving technology and cloud-based asset management that complement Microsoft's Digital User Experience design solutions.

Commodity Trading Tips for Cotton by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Cotton by Kedia Commodity

Cotton on MCX settled down -0.75% at 21110 on profit booking after prices gained as the arrivals in the domestic market slow down in April. India's cotton imports during the current crop year (Oct-Sep) may jump 36% on strong rupee and poor quality of domestic cotton. Import of the fibre is expected to rise to 3 million bales in 2016-17 compared to 2.2 million bales cotton imported during 2015-16. Comparatively poor quality of domestic cotton is also responsible for increased imports despite higher output. The Cotton Advisory Board

Commodity Trading Tips for Cardamom by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Cardamom by Kedia Commodity

Cardamom on MCX settled up 0.65% at 1185.6 taking positive cues from spot market on rising demand. Supply continued to show a shrinkage following the continued dry spell. Harvesting is nearly complete and hence arrivals are unlikely to pick up. Exporters and north Indian dealers have slowed down because of the higher prices. The production and export of cardamom, has been increasing over the past three years. Despite competition from Guatemala, the largest producer of cardamom, there are good days for cardamom sector in the country. India grew just over 20,000 tonnes of cardamom and exported around 4,700 tonnes in 2013-14. However, during 2015-16, 27,300 tonnes of cardamom were produced and over 6,000 tonnes were exported globally.

Commodity Trading Tips for Maize by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Maize by Kedia Commodity

Maize on NCDEX settled up 0.32% at 1551 tracking firmness in spot demand despite pressure in overseas prices amid plentiful global supplies and an improved weather outlook for the winter crop in the United States. Corn export sales came in at 848,200 tonnes, near the low end of expectations. Brazilian farmers should produce a record 2016-17 corn crop of 93.2 million tonnes this year, topping the 89.6 million tonnes expected in a previous survey. Farmers in China will plant less corn this season, resulting in the nation’s smallest crop in six years. A poll finds that, during the spring planting season, growers in China plan to cut corn acreage for the second straight year to 35.2 million hectares, the equivalent of roughly 85 million acres, and 4.1 percent less than a year ago.

Commodity Trading Tips for Jeera by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Jeera by Kedia Commodity

Jeera on NCDEX settled down -1.42% at 19100 tracking weakness in spot demand on profit booking. However downside seen limited amid lower production estimates by Gujarat Agriculture Department in its 3rd advance estimates for 2016/17. As per third advance estimates for 2016/17, production of Jeera in Gujarat revised down to 2.12 lt, down 4% from its 2nd estimates and almost 11% compared to last year production of 2.38 lt. The arrivals have been lower during the first half of current month compared to second half of last month. As per data, during first half of April about 16,441 tonnes of jeera arrived compared to 22,108 during second half of last month.

Commodity Trading Tips for Turmeric by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Turmeric by Kedia Commodity

Turmeric on NCDEX settled up 1.37% at 6216 on lower arrivals and steady increase in demand at lower levels. Moreover, rising exports demand at the spot market too fuelled the uptrend. On the export front, country exported about 89,704 tons during April-Jan period, up by 28.3% compared to last year exports of 69,870 tons. Turmeric arrivals in the country is declining in first 20 days in April to 66,025 tonnes (Apr 1-20) compared to 1,15,768 tonnes during the same period in March, as per data. There are expectations of improved demand in coming weeks as prices are lower. At Erode market arrivals were reported at 8000 quintals, higher by 2500 quintals as compared to previous day. At Nizamabad market arrivals were reported at 15000 quintals, lower by 3000 quintals as against previous day.

Commodity Trading Tips for Mustard Seed by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Mustard Seed by Kedia Commodity

Rmseed on NCDEX settled down -0.44% at 3804 tracking weakness in spot demand on oversupply woes in local mandis. Prices of the mustard were down as demand is lower after the crushing disparity fell to Rs 700 per quintal. However, sharp fall in the prices was cushioned by lower arrivals in the local mandis. Mustard arrivals in the country totaled at 460,000 bags (85kg each) against 490,000 bags previous session. Farmers are reluctant to offload their produce at the lower level. Further they mostly prefer in marketing of rabi wheat crop, which is giving them good remunerations.

Commodity Trading Tips for Crude palm Oil by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Crude palm Oil by Kedia Commodity

CPO on MCX settled up 0.16% at 516.8 amid higher export data from Malaysia spurted demand hope. Malaysia palm oil exports during Apr 1-20 jumped 5% as compared to same period a month ago on higher demand from European Union, China, Japan, India Egypt and South Africa, data showed. Malaysia palm oil exports jumped to 719,175 tons during Apr 1-20 compared to 686,741 tons for the same period a month ago, DowJones reported citing data from SGS, a private surveyor. India's palm oil imports from Malaysia during Apr 1-20 rose by 16.07% to 94,600 tons as compared to 81,500 tons imported during Mar 1-20.

Commodity Trading Tips for Ref. Soyaoil by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Ref. Soyaoil by Kedia Commodity

Ref. Soya oil on NCDEX settled down -0.19% at 622.05 tracking weakness spot demand despite of lower arrivals in local mandis and on hope of improvement in demand. India's edible oil imports fell a little over 7% on year to 1.10 mln tn in March, according to data from Solvent Extractors' Association of India. In March, overall imports of vegetable oils--comprising edible and non-edible oils--were at 1.11 mln tn compared with 1.19 mln tn a year ago. During Nov-Mar, the country imported 5.7 mln tn of edible oils, down from 6.3 mln tn a year ago. Total imports have declined this year because of a larger crop of oilseeds and consequent higher availability of edible oils, SEA said in a report. A slowdown in consumption growth has also kept imports under check.

Commodity Trading Tips for Soyabean by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Soyabean by Kedia Commodity

Soyabean on NCDEX settled up 0.23% at 3057 on account of diminishing supplies in the domestic market. Meanwhile, soybeans ticked higher in overseas markets, but slowing demand for US shipments kept a lid on the market. The US Department of Agriculture said weekly export sales of soybeans fell to 225,000 tonnes (old-crop and new-crop combined), below trade forecasts for 400,000 to 800,000 tonnes. Soybean arrivals in local mandis are expected to gather pace after May 20. Earlier, data published by SOPA showed. Soybean arrivals in local mandis during March fell by 23% compared to previous month as farmers were reluctant to sell the crop at lower prices.

Commodity Trading Tips for Menthaoil by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Menthaoil by Kedia Commodity

Menthaoil on MCX settled up 0.39% at 948.2 amid rise in demand in the domestic spot market. Further, tight stocks position on restricted supplies from producing regions, too supported mentha oil prices. However, some gains were capped on the speculation that the area under cultivation can increase this year resulting good production. A better price recovery in mentha oil is expected to boost production of the crop by 12% this year. A large number of small and marginal farmers from Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and other places sowed mentha in January. India exported 21,150 metric tonnes of mentha and allied products, valued at Rs 2,577.59 crore in FY16, according to the Spices Board of India. This was 15.87% in value terms of the total spices exported.

Commodity Trading Tips for Aluminium by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Aluminium by Kedia Commodity

Aluminium on MCX settled down -0.84% at 124.6 on profit booking tracking LME prices fell 0.5 percent amid rise in Shanghai stocks after prices seen supported after news that Xinjiang Jiarun Resources shut down 200,000 mt of disqualified aluminium capacity. Prices seen supported in the week as supporting prices was the inventory draws from London Metal Exchange warehouses, but a rise in Shanghai stocks on Friday limited this bullish sentiment. Still, overall LME holdings are sitting at just 1.7 million tons. Inventories in Shanghai, meanwhile, are at their highest in about a year. Meanwhile, China’s total March aluminium production rose to 2.707 million tons from 2.534 million in February.

Commodity Trading Tips for Nickel by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Nickel by Kedia Commodity

Nickel on MCX settled down -1.31% at 604.8 on profit booking tracking weakness in LME prices dropped by 1.5 percent to $9,345 as a smaller discount indicates tighter supply. The discount of LME cash nickel to the three-month contract shrank to $50 a tonne from $67.50 late last month, the largest since January 2015. World's nickel market was in deficit of 20,000 tonnes during the first two months of 2017, according to latest data from World Bureau of Metal Statistics (WBMS). According to WBMS, the supply deficit was 62,000 tonnes for the whole year of 2016. Refined production from January to February 2017 was 272,100 tonnes and demand was 292,200 tonnes.

Commodity Trading Tips for Zinc by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Zinc by Kedia Commodity

Zinc on MCX settled down -1.91% at 166.65 tracking LME prices closed 1.8 percent lower at $2,584 as recent price gains have spurred miners around the world to increase output. World Bureau of Metal Statistics (WBMS) data show global zinc market was in 177,000 tonnes of deficit during January and February 2017, compared to 258,000 tonnes of deficit in 2016. Global refined zinc output added 6.0% year-on-year in the first two months of the year. Consumption was up 7%, with 87,000 tonnes from Japan, up 16% year-on-year. Global refined zinc demand increased 143,000 tonnes on a yearly basis during January-February. China’s apparent zinc consumption was 967,000 tonnes, representing 44% of global total.

Commodity Trading Tips for Copper by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Copper by Kedia Commodity

Copper on MCX settled down -0.32% at 363 as worries over political instability and global demand prompted investors to cut bets on higher prices. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange closed flat at $5,622.50 a tonne, leaving it down 1.2 percent in the week. Investors have overestimated global growth and the impact of supply disruptions at major copper mines. The global refined copper market had a 51,000 tonne surplus in January, up from a 44,000 tonne surplus in January last year, the International Copper Study Group (ICSG) said. But the strike at the Escondida mine in February-March meant "next month's report should reflect a tighter market".

Commodity Trading Tips for Naturalgas by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Naturalgas by Kedia Commodity

Naturalgas on MCX settled down -1.08% at 201.2 as momentum-based traders pile on to a recent losing skid tied to a weak time of year for demand. A late-winter rally has been followed up by a steady retreat throughout April, a time of year when temperate weather often lowers demand for the heating fuel. Further downside price action is also suggested by the recent failure against the upward sloping trendline which had defined price action since the late February low was established. The U. S. Energy Information Administration said in its weekly report that natural gas storage in the U. S. rose by 54 billion cubic feet in the week ended April 14, compared to forecasts for a build of 48 billion.

Commodity Trading Tips for Crudeoil by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Crudeoil by Kedia Commodity

Crudeoil on MCX settled down -2.82% at 3208 on renewed concerns that increasing U. S. production and high inventories will thwart OPEC's attempts to reduce the global crude glut. Prices fell as doubts emerged over the effect of the OPEC/non-OPEC production cut by almost 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) during the first half of the year. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, key members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, favour extending their production-limiting deal with non-member producers into the second half of the year. Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak, however, declined to say whether the top oil producer would adhere to an extension before a joint meeting on May 25, saying global stocks were declining.

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