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Wheat rallies from 3-month low on strong US exports CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures rose on Thursday, halting a six-session slide and rebounding from a three-month low after the US Agriculture Department reported larger-than-expected weekly export sales.Corn fell while soybeans were mixed in choppy trade.At the CBOT as of 12:15 p.m. CST (1815 GMT), March wheat was up 5 cents at $5.10-1/4 per bushel, holding above psychological support at $5. March corn was down 3-1/4 cents at $3.70 a bushel and March soybeans were down 3/4 cent at $9.69-1/2 a bushel.Wheat bounced after the USDA reported US export sales in the week ended Jan. 22 at 544,400 tonnes, above a range of trade expectations."With several days in a row of nearby Chicago wheat futures declining, something has to give. Good export sales prompted a technical rebound in this market," said Terry Reilly, an analyst with Futures International in Chicago.The biggest gains were in K.C. hard red winter ...

Arabica sinks to 6-1/2-month low, raw sugar tumbles NEW YORK/LONDON: Arabica coffee futures on ICE sank more than 5 percent on Thursday, falling to a 6-1/2-month low on technical long-liquidation, while raw sugar fell on talk that India could soon launch raw sugar export incentives. New York futures fell for the ninth day out of 10 sessions to a one-year low as the commodity complex tumbled and the US dollar rose.Arabica coffee has been pressured by forecasts for much-needed rain in parts of ...
Gold falls more than 2pc to two-week low on Fed outlook NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold prices tumbled more than 2 percent to a two-week low on Thursday, while silver saw its biggest decline in 1-1/2 years after the Federal Reserve signaled it was still on track to lift US interest rates this year. In Wednesday's policy statement, the Fed said the US economy was expanding "at a solid pace" but reiterated it would be patient in deciding when to increase benchmark borrowing costs. "The short-term reaction to ...
CBOT wheat rebounds from 6-session slide on technicals, exports CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures rose on Thursday, rebounding from a six-session decline on technical buying and better-than-expected weekly US export data, traders said.Gains were modest and trade was choppy, with the market trading lower at times. Nonetheless, CBOT March stayed above psychological support at $5 a bushel and settled at $5.07-3/4.The biggest advances in the three US wheat markets were in K.C. hard red winter wheat futures, which rallied ...
CBOT corn trims losses on short-covering, holds near 3-month low CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade corn futures fell to a three-month low in a chart-based selloff on Thursday but trimmed losses in the final seconds of the session on a round of investor short-covering, traders said.Most-active CBOT March corn earlier fell to $3.68 per bushel, the lowest point since Oct. 27 before the late bargain buying and slightly higher wheat futures helped lift corn from its lows.However, ample supplies following last year's record-large harvest, coupled ...
CBOT soybeans end down after choppy trade, soyoil falls to 6-year low CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell Thursday after a seesaw session, hurt by prospects for large South American harvests and spillover weakness from a plunging soyoil market, traders said.Soybeans rallied at times after USDA reported sales of US soybeans in the week ended Jan. 22 at 888,200 tonnes, above trade expectations for 200,000 to 400,000 tonnes.But gains were capped by mostly favorable weather in South America, including widespread showers in Brazil this week ...
ICE cotton up on export sales data; stronger dollar limits gains NEW YORK: ICE cotton rose for the fourth straight session on Thursday on a third consecutive strong US export sales report, though gains were modest due to pressure from a strong US dollar and weakness across the commodities complex. The most-active front-month March cotton contract on ICE Futures US rose 0.13 cent, or 0.2 percent, to settle at 59.57 cents a lb.It had risen as high as 59.78 cents a lb after the release of ...

 



 
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