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CBOT soybeans close higher for third straight day CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures rose for the third day in a row on Thursday, supported by signs of strengthening export demand, traders said.Firm cash markets added support to the nearby contracts while some uncertainty about weather in the US Midwest during August boosted new-crop offerings.Soymeal futures also rose, with gains outstripping strength in soybeans. Traders said soymeal supplies were tight as slow country movement of soybeans and seasonal maintenance shutdowns at processors have reduced crushing capacity.Soyoil futures closed mostly higher, with support from better-than-expected exports.The US Department of Agriculture on Thursday said old-crop sales of soybeans totaled 416,700 tonnes in the latest week, topping forecasts for 100,000 to 200,000 tonnes.USDA also reported a spot sale of 140,000 tonnes of soybeans to unknown destinations for delivery in the 2015-16 crop year.Weekly soyoil export sales for 2014-15 were 74,800 tonnes compared to trade forecasts ranging from 10,000 to 15,000.Copyright ...

Soybeans rise for second day, corn and wheat resume slides WINNIPEG: US soybeans rose for a second straight day on Wednesday, recovering some recent losses ahead of a critical development period for the oilseed, while corn and wheat resumed their slides on a favorable US harvest outlook. With soybean yields largely determined in August and questions about the size of planted area, there is still uncertainty about the crop, said Terry Linn, analyst at The Linn Group in Chicago. "Conditions are on the upswing right ...
Gold inches up after Fed leaves door open to Sept rate hike NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold moved up a shade on Wednesday, but remained near last week's 5-1/2-year low, after a US Federal Reserve statement raised uncertainty about the timing of a possible interest rate hike, leaving the door open for September.Following a two-day policy meeting, Fed officials said they felt the economy had overcome a first-quarter slowdown and was "expanding moderately" despite a downturn in the energy sector and headwinds from overseas. The statement said the US ...
CBOT corn falls to 5-week low on fund selling, US weather CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade corn futures tumbled 2 percent to the lowest in five weeks on Wednesday as investment funds continued to liquidate long positions amid favorable weather for the pollinating US crop, traders said.Corn prices reversed from earlier narrow gains, resulting in an "outside day" on the charts, which typically is seen as a negative technical indicator that could result in increased chart-based selling.Corn was narrowly higher in the session on Tuesday but ...
Soybeans, wheat bounce after steep losses, corn eases WINNIPEG: Chicago soybean and wheat futures bounced on Tuesday, rising on bargain-buying and short-covering after recent lows, while corn was steady. Nearby soybeans fell for three straight sessions through Monday, shedding nearly 6 percent as weather improved for crop development across the US Midwest. "We've just plain hit (soybeans) hard for the last week or so and we're just seeing a little buying coming back in," said Karl Setzer, market analyst at Iowa-based MaxYield Cooperative. ...
Corn, soybeans, wheat fall on improving US weather CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures plunged to their lowest in more than a month on Monday as improving weather for crop development across the U.S. Midwest sparked a round of long liquidation by speculators, traders said.Wheat futures also fell but declines were limited by some short-covering and technical support.The grains and oilseeds also were caught up in a broad commodities sell-off, stemming from expectations of a near-term U.S. interest rate hike ...
NY sugar to drop to 10.98 cents SINGAPORE: New York Oct. sugar is expected to drop to 10.98 cents per lb, as it has cleared a support at 11.33 cents.The support was provided by 61.8 percent Fibonacci projection levels of a downward wave c, the third wave of a three-wave cycle that developed from the May 13 high of 13.90 cents.The next support will be at 10.98 cents, the 76.4 percent level. The wave c is capable of travelling to 10.42 cents, ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
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