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ICE cotton rallies as dry skies stoke Texas supply worries NEW YORK: Cotton futures rallied on Wednesday, recovering the previous day's losses, as dry weather across major growing regions of Texas renewed U.S. supply worries.The most-active July cotton contract on ICE Futures U.S. rose 1.28 cent, or 1.4 percent, to settle at 92.57 cents a lb, while the spot May contract closed up 1.12 cents, or 1.2 percent, at 91.04 cents a lb.Clear skies over Texas, the top-producing U.S. state, ignited fresh buying as traders worried about crop damage from protracted dry conditions.Prices rallied in another session of range-bound price gyrations."The outlook is there are problems with the cotton crop in the United States this year because there's been such damaging dry weather. Unless there's persistent bearish news, the bulls will be in charge," said Michael Smith, president of T&K Futures and Options in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.In 2011, concerns over drought damage to Texas crops propelled prices to their ...

Boosting West Coast exports seen key for moving bigger Canada crops WINNIPEG: Canada needs to invest in shipping more grains and oilseeds off the West Coast as harvests get larger, to avoid the massive transportation backlogs that followed last year's record crops, industry officials said on Wednesday.Last year, 19.3 million tonnes of grain moved in bulk and containers combined through Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, the country's biggest port, which connects Canadian commodities with Asian buyers, according to the port.But handling Canadian commodity volumes that are ...
CBOT corn falls most in two weeks on technical selling CHICAGO: US corn futures fell more than 1 percent on Wednesday, their biggest daily decline in two weeks, pressured by technical selling and forecasts for improved planting conditions in the US Midwest, traders said.The extended forecast for the region is mostly dry, which should allow farmers to plant corn after cool and wet weather resulted in a slow start to the planting season, said Kyle Tapley, meteorologist with MDA Weather Services.I think we will see ...
CBOT wheat falls 2 percent on profit-taking, rain forecast CHICAGO: Wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell about 2 percent on Wednesday after investors took profits following two sessions of steep gains and forecasts for light rains in the southern US Plains growing region, traders said.The wheat market remained underpinned by drought conditions in the Plains, with futures earlier in the session hitting a three-week high before turning lower."They (the Plains) might see a little bit of rain tomorrow, and then a ...
CBOT soybeans rally for third straight day CHICAGO: US soybean futures rose 1.2 percent on Wednesday, their third straight day of gains, on concerns about the tight US stocks situation and fresh fund buying, traders said.The front-month contract peaked at $15.22-3/4 a bushel, its highest on a continuous basis since hitting $15.26-1/4 on July 23.The May contract, hit a fresh high on Wednesday and closed above the high end of its 20-day Bollinger range for the first time since April 1.Traders noted ...
ICE Canada canola rises for third day WINNIPEG: ICE Canada canola futures rose on Wednesday for a third straight session, climbing on spillover support from stronger soybeans.Light buying by funds also seen supporting canola, which traded in thin volumes.Canola has also been lifted by rising cash prices, due to improving railway transportation in Western Canada - trader.May canola gained $2.40 at $473.30 per tonne.July rose $2.40 to $482.30 per tonne.May-July spread settled at a July premium of $9.00.Chicago May soybeans added 17-1/2 ...
Palladium jumps to 2011 highs after early buying burst NEW YORK/LONDON: Palladium prices shot through $800 an ounce for the first time in almost three years on Friday after a burst of heavy early buying triggered light buy stops as investors bet on tightening supplies from top exporter Russia and strong automotive demand.Gold held around 2-1/2-week highs on Friday, heading for its biggest weekly gain in a month on sagging risk appetite and increasing hopes the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold off on raising ...


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