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Brazil soy crop 44pc sold, 81pc planted SAO PAULO: Sales of Brazil's 2015/16 soybean crop barely advanced over the past month as the local currency stopped weakening and prices of the commodity fell in Chicago, analyst firm AgRural said on Friday. The expected record crop now being planted was 44 percent sold as of Nov. 15, up from 41 percent a month earlier. Still, forward sales were well above the 26 percent a year earlier as a strong dollar has encouraged the deals. The crop is 81 percent planted, AgRural said in a weekly bulletin. Though it this is an advance of 11 percentage points from the previous week, it is below last year's 85 percent complete and the five-year average of 89 percent. Farmers in top soy growing state Mato Grosso have faced irregular rainfall that may lower potential productivity of the crop, growers group Aprosoja MT said. "We started planting with climate problems," the group's ...

CBOT corn falls to 1-1/2 week low as dollar rises CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade corn futures fell as much as 1.8 percent on Friday, pressured by declines in wheat and as a stronger dollar made US grain less attractive in export markets, traders said.Bear spreading saw front-month CBOT December corn losing ground to deferred contracts including most-active March futures. Investors were rolling positions out of the December contract ahead of first notice day for deliveries on Monday, when analysts expected zero to 300 deliveries.The ...
CBOT wheat falls on strong dollar, delivery expectations CHICAGO: Wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell Friday on strength in the dollar, which makes US commodities less competitive globally, and on expectations of deliveries next week against the spot December contract, traders said.The dollar hit an eight-month high against a basket of currencies as speculation the Swiss National Bank could cut deposit rates further pushed major competitors lower.In a holiday-shortened session, CBOT December wheat fell 13-1/2 cents, nearly 3 percent, to ...
ICE cotton hits 1-month high on Texas precipitation worry, US exports NEW YORK: Cotton futures rose on Friday on worries that unfavorable weather in Texas would hurt crops and strong US government export data in a session shortened by post-holiday trading hours and technical issues.Prices were bolstered by forecasts of freezing rains for key areas of Texas, the top-producing state, traders said.Export sales hit a marketing year high of 257,600 running bales in the week to Nov. 19, up 38 percent from the previous week, US ...
CBOT soy ends lower on dollar strength, ample global supplies CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures ended lower in an abbreviated session on Friday, pressured by profit-taking, plentiful global soy supplies and a stronger dollar, traders said.The dollar hit an eight-month high against a basket of currencies as speculation the Swiss National Bank could cut deposit rates further pushed major competitors lower.Front-month January soybeans settled down 2-1/4 cents at $8.73 a bushel, retreating after reaching $8.77-3/4, a three-week high.USDA reported export sales of US ...
NY sugar to fall towards 13.93 cents SINGAPORE: New York March sugar may break a support at 14.66 cents per lb and fall towards the Sept. 11 low of 13.93 cents, following the completion of a five-wave cycle.The cycle started at the Aug. 24, 2015 low of 11.28 cents and could be well divided into five small waves. The falling MACD confirms the completion of the cycle.A Fibonacci retracement analysis on the fall from the June 26, 2014 high of 20.13 cents ...
NY coffee to rise to $1.2810 SINGAPORE: New York March coffee is expected to rise to $1.2810 per lb, as it has cleared a resistance at $1.2510.The resistance was provided by the 38.2 percent Fibonacci retracement on the downtrend from the Oct. 14 high of $1.4090 to the Nov. 13 low of $1.1530. The next resistance will be at $1.2810, the 50 percent level.The upper channel line of a rising channel suggests a target at $1.3110, the 61.8 percent retracement on ...


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