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NEW YORK: Spot gold prices jumped more than 1 percent o n Thursday, with technical buying, a strengthening euro and hopes for a Fed stimulus to the US economy cited as driving a late-morning recovery in bullion, which had declined in early trade. As the euro strengthened against the dollar, bullion rebounded from an intraday low around $1,650 per oz. Some market participants said disappointing US jobless claims data fed hopes that the US Federal Reserve would launch a third round of quantitative easing, or QE3. Other traders said the rally was technically driven and took many by surprise. They noted that gold outperformed the euro, which was up 0.5 percent against the dollar. Spot gold was up 1.07 percent at $1,675.14 per oz at 5:00 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT), headed for its largest weekly gain in six weeks as investors have grown more risk-averse. Confidence in the euro zone economy took a ...

CHICAGO: US cattle futures surged about 2 percent on Thursday as cash prices came in better than traders had anticipated and touched off another round of short-covering. Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle spot April, and most-actively traded June, breached their respective 10-day moving averages at 119.97 cents and 116.07 cents, which triggered fund buying. By day's end, CME live cattle notched their biggest one-day percentage point increase since Jan. 3, aided by the spot-April contract that hit ...
NEW YORK: Orange juice futures settled higher on Thursday on speculative short-covering as the market recovered after closing at an 18- month low on Wednesday, but ample supplies still have most players bearish on the market, analysts said. The plunge on Wednesday made orange juice the biggest loser within the 19-commodity Thomson Reuters-Jefferies CRB index as sellers pressured prices amid a lack of bullish news. "Juice is trying to put together a day when it doesn't plummet," ...
NEW YORK/LONDON: Raw sugar and cocoa futures shot higher on Thursday in reaction to a weaker dollar, while coffee values were mixed in dealings dominated by switch and spread trading. Sugar bucked what would be bearish numbers from sugar industry group Unica in Brazil, which forecast 2012/13 center-south sugar output would exceed the previous year's level. New York's May raw sugar contract increased 0.27 cent to close at 24.22 cents per lb. London's May white sugar futures ...
NEW YORK: old dipped on Wednesday as a buying spree paused after four straight sessions of gains, but the stronger euro and a bullish price outlook from metals consultancy GFMS provided support. "The market tone is a bit better, but we have had a bit of risk-back-on in the last day or two. So, I think that is hurting gold somewhat," said Peter Buchanan, senior economist at CIBC World Markets in Toronto. He said gold should draw ...
NEW YORK: Orange juice futures fell more than 4 percent in heavy volume on Wednesday, touching a fresh 18-month low, as receding frost and fungicide fears bolstered bearish investor sentiment. The plunge made orange juice the biggest loser within the 19-commodity Thomson Reuters-Jefferies CRB index as sellers continued to pressure prices amid a lack of bullish news. "We had the fungicide development, then there was no freeze, the crop size is OK, and demand is horrible, so ...
CHICAGO: US soybeans declined half a percent o n W ednesday as investors booked profits a day after prices hit a seven-month high, while wheat rose due to a lower dollar and to a cold snap that threatened the newly sown spring wheat crop and some of the more mature US winter wheat. Corn posted tepid gains, lifted by the weaker dollar and a tentative rebound in equities from the previous session, when Wall Street posted ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,131.97 0.59
Arrow Nasdaq 4,552.76 0.75
Arrow S&P 1,998.98 0.75
Arrow FTSE 6,792.24 0.18
Arrow DAX 9,632.93 0.28
Arrow CAC-40 4,409.15 0.44
Arrow Nikkei 15,911.53 0.23
Arrow H.Seng 24,136.01 0.91
Arrow Sensex 26,492.51 1.21

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