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Kazakh grain exports down at 3.05mn tonnes so far this marketing year ASTANA: Kazakhstan's grain exports fell to 3.05 million tonnes from the start of the marketing year on July 1 to Dec. 10 from 3.97 million tonnes in the same period last year, Agriculture Ministry data showed on Monday.Central Asia's largest grain producer is likely to export 7 million tonnes of grain in the current marketing year, a senior ministry official told Reuters last week. This year's grains harvest is estimated at around 17 million tonnes by clean weight, the official said.Copyright Reuters, 2014

EU nations auction 1.873mn spot carbon permits at 6.60 eur/t LONDON: European Union nations sold 1.873 million spot EU carbon permits on EEX at 6.60 euros per tonne each on Monday, the exchange said.The benchmark EU carbon futures contract was trading down 5 cent at 6.61 euros a tonne just before the auction closed at 1000 GMT.Copyright Reuters, 2014

Johnson Matthey sells gold, silver refining activities LONDON: British chemicals and industrials group Johnson Matthey has sold its gold and silver refining business to Japanese metal recycling firm Asahi Holdings, it said Monday.Johnson Matthey announced in a statement that it has sold the activities to Asahi for £118 million ($186 million, 150 million euros) in a cash deal expected to complete by late March 2015.The refining division serves customers globally from refineries in Salt Lake City in the United States and Brampton, ...

NY sugar targets 14.53 cents SINGAPORE: A bearish target at 14.53 cents per lb has been established for New York March sugar, as it may break below a support at 15.04 cents.The support was provided by the 50 percent Fibonacci projection level of a downward wave c, the third wave of a three-wave cycle that developed from the June 26 high of 19.83 cents.The next support will be at 14.53 cents, the 61.8 percent level, which will be strategically confirmed ...

NY coffee targets $1.6795 SINGAPORE: New York March coffee may fall to $1.6795 per lb, driven by a powerful wave C.This is the third wave of a three-wave cycle that developed from the Oct. 13 high of $2.2910. It has travelled to a support at $1.7435, the 61.8 percent Fibonacci projection level. The next support will be at $1.6795, the 76.4 percent projection level, which will be strategically confirmed as a target when coffee drops below the Dec. 12 ...

Vietnam Nov coffee exports seen down 12.3pc m/m at 84,059 T HANOI: Vietnam, the world's largest producer of robusta coffee, has exported 84,059 tonnes (1.4 million 60-kg bags) of the commodity in November, down 12.3 percent from a month earlier, the Vietnam Customs said on Monday, below market expectations. The November volume brought Vietnam's coffee shipment in October-November, the first two months of the 2014/2015 crop year, to 179,859 tonnes, based on government data.Vietnam's coffee crop year lasts between October and September. Traders had earlier forecast ...

CBOT wheat to retest resistance at $6.11-1/2 SINGAPORE: CBOT March wheat is expected to retest resistance at $6.11-1/2 per bushel, a break above which will open the way towards the next resistance at $6.18-1/2.Resistance is identified as the 161.8 percent Fibonacci projection level of a small wave 3 that rose from the Nov. 20 low of $5.36, it temporarily blocks the way towards the 176.4 percent level at $6.18-1/2.This barrier has triggered a moderate correction to the support at $6.00-1/2, the 138.2 ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln