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CBOT corn eases on fund selling, wheat declines CHICAGO: Corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell less than 1 percent on Monday, pressured by light investment fund selling and steep declines in wheat prices, traders said.Wheat fell as much as 2 percent as a weak euro and higher dollar expanded the competitive disadvantage of US grain supplies in global export markets. The dollar eased to start the week but remained near the highest levels in more than a decade against a basket of global currencies.Corn futures also were pressured by recent declines in US cash grain markets for the grain. But losses were capped by US weekly export inspection of 886,825 tonnes of corn that topped analyst expectations.Estimated volume of about 188,500 contracts traded was light, Reuters data showed. Open interest in corn during the previous session on Friday expanded to 1.312 million contracts, the largest since Nov. 20, CME Group data showed.Grain exports out of ...

Gold price dips as equities recover following Greek vote NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold fell more than 1 percent on Monday as traders cashed in gains that took the metal to five-month highs last week, with the wider markets shrugging off news that an anti-austerity party had won elections in Greece. Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras, whose Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election on Sunday, was set to become prime minister of the first euro zone government openly opposed to the bailout conditions ...
ICE cotton rises most in 8-1/2 weeks on speculator short covering NEW YORK: ICE cotton rebounded off a near 5-1/2-year low hit the previous session to rise the most in 8-1/2 weeks on Monday as speculators covered short positions in response to the Commitment of Traders report released Friday after market close. The most-active front-month March cotton contract on ICE Futures US gained 1.32 cents, or 2.3 percent, to settle at 58.62 cents a lb for its largest single-session gain since Nov. 26, 2014. Data released ...
NY sugar targets 14.56-14.87 cents range SINGAPORE: New York March sugar is expected to drop into a range of 14.56-14.87 cents per lb, as it could have completed a rebound from the Jan. 5 low of 14.07 cents.The completion has been confirmed by the deep fall from the Jan. 21 high of 16.16 cents. A Fibonacci retracement analysis on the rise from 14.07 cents to 16.16 cents reveals a target zone formed by the 76.4 percent and the 61.8 percent levels.Strategically, ...
ICE raw sugar futures tumble 5.2pc after hitting sell-stops NEW YORK: Raw sugar futures on ICE tumbled more than 5 percent in heavy volume on Friday, after a wave of automatic sell orders were triggered, traders said. The benchmark March raw sugar futures contract was down 3.2 percent at 15.40 cents per lb at 8:55 a.m. EST (1355 GMT), paring losses after sinking to 15.08 cents per lb. Traders said sell-stops were triggered at 15.60 cents.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Weak coffee demand hurts Coffee Holding sales, but company posts profit NEW YORK: Coffee Holding Co Inc said on Friday that its fiscal 2014 net sales dropped after market volatility and soaring bean prices hurt coffee demand, but the wholesale coffee roaster and dealer returned to profitability."The decrease in net sales primarily reflects a decrease of 20 percent in pounds of green coffee sold during fiscal year 2014," the Staten Island, New York-based company said in its year-end report. Net income for the year ended on ...
US corn gains on export sales; wheat flat CHICAGO: US corn futures firmed on Friday on support from bigger-than-expected US export sales, traders said."The exports are pretty important," said Bill Gentry, broker at Risk Management Commodities in Lafayette, Indiana. "(They show) the corn has got some value at these and lower levels."Soybeans dipped, with the market consolidating near three-month lows as the harvest from South American comes on line. Wheat was mostly flat after climbing from overnight lows on bargain buying.Any signs of ...

 



 
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