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US cotton futures fell for a third straight session on Thursday, plumbing five-year lows, as traders shrugged off positive weekly exports data to focus again on a heavily supplied market for fibre. The most-active December cotton contract on ICE Futures US finished down 1.13 cents, or 1.8 percent, at 62.80 cents a lb.

The following were the fluctuations observed during the day:

US cotton futures hit a five-year low before ending down for a second straight session on Wednesday as buyers distanced themselves from a market looking heavy on supply. The most-active December cotton contract on ICE Futures US finished down 1.01 cent, or 1.6 percent, at 64.00 cents a lb.
The fluctuations observed during the day:

Cotton futures in New York fell to their lowest in almost five years on Friday in a continuing selloff by speculators on the prospect of bumper production in the 2014/15 crop year. The benchmark December cotton contract on ICE Futures US dropped as low as 64.53 cents a lb before paring losses to end down 0.7 cent, or 1.1 percent, at 65.35 cents a lb.
British clothing chain Fat Face said on Thursday it had called off a planned 110-million-pound ($186 million) London stock market listing, as investors become more choosy due to a flood of flotations. The company, which is owned by European private equity firm Bridgepoint, had aimed to fund its international expansion via the listing of a 25 percent stake, which would have valued Fat Face at 440 million pounds.
Cotton futures sank almost 4 percent to a fresh two-year low on Thursday for their biggest daily drop in over two months as technical and speculative selling offset "outstanding" US export sales data. The most-active second-month contract on ICE Futures US settled 3 percent lower at 66.05 cent per lb, after falling as low as 65.66 cents.


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