ICOA Newsletter – February 9, 2023

by Abhay V. Udeshi, Chairman, Jayant Agro-Organics Ltd. Dear Friends, Wishing everyone a Happy and a Prosperous New Year 2023. While the geo-political situation and global economic situation still remaining uncertain, the Indian Budget presented by the finance minister on February 1, 2023 has been a soothing touch. Indian economy takes the lead giving the …

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ICOA Newsletter –  5 December 2022

By: Denis Ginter, COFCO International Dear Friends, Castor planting in India was completed in October and the monsoon has meantime withdrawn from the main Indian Northwest castor belt (Gujarat and Rajasthan) leaving place for dry and warm weather conditions. Early November we received the first estimates of the castor acreage crop survey for 2022/2023 from …

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ICOA Newsletter – September 12, 2022

By: Haresh Vyas, Royal Castor Products Ltd. Castor scene: The major castor growing region of Gujarat and Rajasthan have been receiving insistent rains since July and have received more than 100% seasonal rain with still one month of rainy season left. On the sowing front the news is encouraging as in most places more than …

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ICOA Castor Newsletter – 2022 July

US Regional Economy View Hello Everyone, Over the last 30 days, signals of a slowdown in the U.S. economy have surfaced. Weaker real spending suggests that the spending power of U.S. consumers is coming off, housing activity is slowing under the pressure of higher interest rates, and business investment is sliding amid growing slowdown fears. …

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ICOA Castor Newsletter – 2022 May

Hello everyone, With covid improving in major parts, the world economies seemed to be getting back to normalcy. Increased vaccination has really helped to minimize the impact of the virus. However, the war in Ukraine has triggered higher food and energy prices, which have hammered households’ disposable incomes. Rising inflation and depreciating currencies have given birth to …

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ICOA 2022 Annual General Meeting Date Change

The 2022 International Castor Association’s Annual General Meeting has been postponed to 11-13 October 2022 in Sorrento, Italy. Further details will be announced in the coming months.