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CHICAGO: Spot basis offers for soymeal held mostly steady at rail, truck and export markets around the United States on Monday, supported by tight crushing supplies and routine demand for the animal feed, dealers said.   * The dealers noted a modest uptick in buying from livestock and poultry producers following the US Thanksgiving Day holiday last week.   * Soymeal futures are hovering near the lowest levels since June at the Chicago Board of Trade and buyers are hoping prices decline further before booking large or deferred purchases.   * Basis offers declined $2 per ton in the Kansas City rail market and were unchanged elsewhere.   * Processors continued an active soy crush amid strong global demand for soymeal and growing demand for soyoil.   * USDA said private exporters reported the sale of 20,000 tonnes of US soybean oil for delivery to unknown destinations this marketing year.   * US soybean futures rose to their highest level in nearly ...

Oil around $111 on Greek deal hopes, Egypt clashes  LONDON: Brent crude oil steadied around $111 a barrel on Monday as violent protests in Egypt raised new worries over the stability of the Middle East, reigniting supply concerns.   Hopes Greece could avoid bankruptcy also brightened the outlook for oil demand from Europe as euro zone finance ministers met to try to hammer out a deal to get lenders to release emergency aid to Athens before its next debt repayments.   Brent crude slipped 30 cents to $111.08 ...
Colombia coffee growers lower 2012 output goal on weather  BOGOTA: Colombia's coffee growers federation on Saturday lowered its production target for 2012 again to around 8 million bags as poor weather hit the world's largest producer of high-quality Arabica beans for another year.   One of the world's top exporters of coffee has seen output fall in recent years, including to a three-decade low in 2011, because torrential rains prevented flowering and sparked an increase in coffee tree diseases.   The Andean country will not produce enough coffee ...
Drought scorches Brazil SAO PAULO: One of the worst droughts in three decades will slash Brazil's northeastern sugar cane crop this season by as much as 30 percent in some areas, said leaders of the cane industry in the region, which is in the midst of crushing.   Brazil's north and northeast regions only account for about 10 percent of national cane output, but the crop is an important source of sugar and ethanol at home and abroad when the ...
CBOT wheat ends up on weak dollar, US export data  CHICAGO: Wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade crept higher for a fourth straight session on Friday, supported by a weaker US dollar and higher-than-expected weekly US wheat export sales, traders said.   * CBOT grain trade closed two hours early because of the US Thanksgiving holiday weekend.   * CBOT December options expired at the close, with moderate open interest at the $8.50 strike helping to keep front-month wheat futures from falling very far below that level.   * ...
Grains Week Ahead-Corn closing the gap on soybeans  CHICAGO: US corn prices are faring relatively better than those for soybeans, with the gap between the two narrowing from the widest in more than four years in September to just nine months now.   And expectations are for corn to continue closing the spread with soybeans as export demand picks up due to shrinking supplies of corn in South America and feed wheat in Europe.   The point was underscored in the weekly export sales report from the ...
CBOT soy settles higher as dollar sags, ends week up 2.7pc  CHICAGO: Soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade rose Friday in a holiday-shortened session, lifted by a weaker US dollar and bullish economic data in China, the world's top soy buyer, traders said.   * CBOT December options expired at the close.   * Optimism about a deal to help Greece, hopes that US lawmakers can agree on a solution to avoid a fiscal crisis, and data showing an improving global economic outlook have pressured the dollar and ...


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