Barley futures up Rs 28 per quintal

Barley prices firmed up by Rs 28 to Rs 1,832.50 per quintal in futures trading today after speculators enlarged positions driven by emerging spot markets.

Marketmen said a firm trend at the domestic spot market following increased demand against less arrivals from growing regions, mainly influenced trading sentiments at futures trade.

At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, barley for delivery in December advanced by Rs 28, or 1.55 per cent, to Rs 1,832.50 per quintal, clocking an open interest of 1,010 lots.