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EU wheat retreats with Chicago after touching 6-week high PARIS: European wheat prices fell back in late trade on Friday as traders booked profits after U.S markets failed to hold a six-week high touched earlier in the day.By 1520 GMT, benchmark January on Paris-based Euronext milling wheat futures was down 1.70 euros, or 1 percent, at 167.75 euros a tonne after touching a six-week high of 172.25 euros in earlier trade.Chicago front-month December wheat was down 0.5 percent lower to $5.24-1/4 per bushel after touching a six-week high of $5.39-1/4."Prices have risen quite a lot this week, maybe too much, so people are cashing in their profit before the weekend," a trader said.Despite the late fall, European wheat was still on track to book a weekly gain of 2 percent.Prices received some long-term support from forecasts that Russia's grain crop may shrink by up to 14 percent in 2015 from near-record levels this year due to a lack of ...

Palm hits two-week high on soy oils, monsoon outlook JAKARTA: Malaysian palm oil futures hit a two-week high on Friday, aided by firmer soy oil prices and with traders expecting prices to remain robust ahead of the onset of the monsoon season. US soybeans rose above $10 per bushel for the first time in six weeks, buoyed by surprisingly strong demand led by China and tight supplies after harvest delays. "Soybean oil is quite strong and that is the main reason. Resistance is at ...

Soy above $10/bushel for first time in 6 weeks, corn, wheat up SINGAPORE/PARIS: US soybeans rose above $10 a bushel for the first time in six weeks on Friday, buoyed by surprisingly strong demand, led by China, and tight supplies after harvest delays. Corn traded near its highest in seven weeks on spillover strength from soybeans while wheat rose to a six-week high, also supported by forecasts of a lower crop in Russia next season due to dry weather. Chicago Board of Trade front-month soybeans rose as ...

Gold edges up but set for weekly loss on dollar, data LONDON: Gold inched up on Friday as European shares fell but was set to close down for the week due to a firm dollar and robust economic data that dented demand for the metal as an insurance against risk. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,233.10 an ounce by 1157 GMT, after slipping more than 1 percent in the previous two sessions. US gold futures were up 0.3 percent at $1,233.00 an ounce. Following ...

Copper, base metals fall on Chinese house price weakness LONDON: Copper, aluminium and other base metals lost ground on Friday after Chinese house prices fell for a fifth straight month, highlighting concerns about economic growth in the world's biggest metals consumer."Anything that on a short-term basis that indicates softness in the Chinese property sector is going to be a concern, but I wouldn't overplay one data point," said Nicholas Snowdon, metals analyst at Standard Chartered."It certainly remains an environment where there's this tension between ...

Oil slips below $86 on strong supply, NY Ebola case LONDON: Brent crude fell below $86 a barrel on Friday on news of strong supply from Middle Eastern OPEC producers and as a confirmed case of Ebola in New York spooked global equities markets.Iraq increased its oil supply in October, and Libya's production remained high, despite deep instability in both countries. Brent crude for December fell $1.02 a barrel to a low of $85.81 and was trading around $85.90 by 1205 GMT. US December crude ...

NY sugar to fall to 15.97 cents SINGAPORE: New York March sugar is expected to fall to 15.97 cents per lb, as it has broken a support at 16.19 cents.The support was provided by the 76.4 percent Fibonacci projection level of a downward wave c that started at the Oct. 20 high of 16.89 cents. This wave is capable of travelling to 15.97 cents, the 100 percent projection level.A rise to 16.22 cents may signal the break below 16.19 cents was false ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,677.90 1.32
Arrow Nasdaq 4,452.79 1.60
Arrow S&P 1,950.82 1.23
Arrow FTSE 6,419.15 0.30
Arrow DAX 9,047.31 1.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,157.68 1.28
Arrow Nikkei 15,138.96 0.37
Arrow H.Seng 23,333.18 0.30
Arrow Sensex 26,851.05 0.24

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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
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WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
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