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CBOT soybeans fall on profit-taking from new highs  CHICAGO: Soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell 0.7 percent on Monday on profit-taking from contract highs, and ideas that weekend showers in the US Midwest and forecasts for more this week could help late-seeded crops, traders said. * Weakening cash basis bids at soy processors in the interior Midwest, especially Iowa, added pressure. * The front eight soybean contracts set contract highs, as did most soybean contracts except spot September, before turning lower. * Tropical Storm Isaac was due to hit the US Gulf Coast between Florida and Louisiana Tuesday night or early Wednesday. Cargill Inc and Archer Daniels Midland Co shut down some of their export elevators in Louisiana as a precaution. * Barge traffic between Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the US Gulf was suspended due to the threat from Isaac, the Crescent River Port Pilots Association said. * Argentine growers are set to plant corn and soy under ideal conditions ...

Indian gold seen hitting new peak  MUMBAI: Indian gold prices are likely to touch a new high this week, but could witness a correction in the next couple of sessions, giving traders in the futures market a good buying opportunity. The most-active gold for October delivery touched a record high of 31,091 rupees per 10 grams on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) and was up 0.28 percent at 31,033 rupees by 1110 GMT. "Gold and silver both could first correct lower in the ...

Lebanese buyer purchases 3,000 T Russian wheat  HAMBURG: A Lebanese buyer has in the last week purchased some 3,000 tonnes of high-quality Russian wheat of 14.5 percent protein at $330 a tonne c&f, European traders said on Monday. It was for nearby shipment. Copyright Reuters, 2012

Indian sugar futures edge higher on output concerns MUMBAI: Indian sugar futures edged higher on Monday on concerns over output due to poor rainfall in key cane growing states, though weak demand in the spot market and additional supply of non-levy sugar for the September quarter weighed on sentiment. * The key September contract on the National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange edged up 0.43 percent to 3,482 rupees ($62.63) per 100 kg by 0943 GMT. * Sugar in the Kolhapur spot market in top-producing Maharashtra ...

Tokyo futures hit 3-week high, may rise further  BANGKOK: Tokyo rubber futures jumped 3.7 percent to a three-week high on Monday, with charts indicating they could keep rising the next day, helped by climbing share prices and expectations of further economic stimulus in the United States and Europe. The benchmark rubber contract on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange for January delivery settled up 3.3 percent, or 7.3 yen, at 228.6 yen ($2.91) per kg, after earlier marking 229.5 yen, its highest since August 6. "TOCOM prices ...

US soybeans hit highs after production estimate cut  SYDNEY: US soybeans struck contract highs on Monday after a key farm newsletter estimated the drought damage to the US soybean crop was worse than government forecasts, while hopes for measures to stimulate the global economy also underpinned prices.  The jump in soybeans came after Pro Farmer released its corn and soybean production forecasts at the end of trading on Friday, predicting grain and oilseed production will fall to the lowest since 2003.  Chicago Board Of Trade ...

Palm oil hits 6-week high on edible oil supply woes  KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian crude palm oil futures rose to a 6-week high on Monday, as traders continued to bet on tight global edible oil supplies with no sign of the drought easing in the soy-producing US Midwest. US new-crop soybeans hit a contract high on Monday after farm newsletter Pro Farmer estimated US soybean production would be worse than forecasts by the US Department of Agriculture.  A smaller supply of soybeans to be crushed into soybean oil ...


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