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NY cotton ekes out small gain; bucks broader trend  NEW YORK: Cotton prices were flat to slightly higher on Friday as fiber contracts recovered from the previous day's sell-off, bucking the weak broader trend across commodities and financial markets. The benchmark December cotton contract on the ICE Futures US exchange settled at 70.62 cents, up slightly from 70.58 cents a day earlier when prices lost over 2 percent on a firmer dollar and weakness in commodity markets. "I think today was consolidation after yesterday's losses," said John Flanagan, analyst at Flanagan Trading Corp in North Carolina, cautioning that prices may come under renewed pressure next week. Analysts are concerned about the market's massive surplus heading into the new marketing year which starts on August 1. Prices will find support around 65 cents, a level it hit in early June when it sank to October 2009 lows, if selling does resume, Flanagan predicted. Next week, the market will be turning its focus to the ...

CBOT corn falls, breaks nine-session winning streak  CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade corn futures fell 2.3 percent on Friday as traders used a lackluster US employment report as an excuse to book profits following the market's nine-day winning streak, traders said. * Concerns about a heat wave in the US Midwest cutting the size of this year's harvest limited the declines in corn, traders said. * For the week, CBOT corn ended up 10.5 percent. * Analytical firm Informa Economics cut its estimate of the ...
CBOT wheat falls on profit taking  CHICAGO: US wheat futures fell on Friday, after a disappointing US employment report caused investors to purge risky assets from their portfolio. * Traders said wheat was due for a correction after the benchmark Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat contract rose 17.4 percent in the last two weeks, largely due to strength in the corn market. * For the week, CBOT wheat ended up 6.9 percent, the third week in a row the market ...
Gold slides on deflation worry after US jobs data  NEW YORK: Gold fell 1.5 percent on Friday as a disappointing US jobs report spurred deflation fears, prompting investors to seek refuge in the perceived safety of the dollar and sell gold along with commodities and equities. Bullion dropped more than 1 percent for the week, as prices slid on Friday after data showed US nonfarm payrolls grew at a less-than-expected pace in June. A $3 drop in crude oil and a sell-off on Wall Street ...
CBOT Dec corn extends losses after jobs, export sales data  CHICAGO: Most-active December corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade extended losses on Friday after US non-farm payrolls for June rose less than Wall Street expectations, traders said. Weekly export sales of US corn reported by the US Department of Agriculture also fell below trade estimates. USDA reported sales of corn in the latest week at 153,400 tonnes (old and new crop years combined), below trade expectations for 200,000 to 500,000 tonnes. As of 7:42 a.m. ...
NY cotton closes lower on spec sales, weak markets  NEW YORK: Cotton futures finished weaker Thursday on investor liquidation as a firmer dollar and sour tone to commodity markets depressed fiber contracts for the first time in five sessions and is seen keeping cotton on the defensive, analysts said. The benchmark December cotton contract on the ICE Futures US exchange fell 2.02 cents or by 2.8 percent to finish at 70.58 cents per lb, dealing from 70.31 to 72.75 cents. Volume traded on Thursday stood at ...
CBOT soybeans to four-year high on hot, dry US weather  CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures soared to a four-year high on Thursday as scorching heat and forecasts for continued dry weather in the US Midwest threatened yield prospects, traders said. * The US Midwest will remain extremely hot and dry the next few days adding more stress to crops already damaged by a summer heat wave. Some relief rains are expected over the weekend, forecasters said. * Contract highs were set nearly across the board ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 18,034.93 1.17
Arrow Nasdaq 4,994.60 1.27
Arrow S&P 2,100.40 0.92
Arrow FTSE 7,052.13 0.82
Arrow DAX 11,891.59 1.74
Arrow CAC-40 5,187.59 0.86
Arrow Nikkei 19,634.49 0.09
Arrow H.Seng 27,094.93 2.02
Arrow Sensex 27,886.21 1.95

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