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CBOT soybeans close strong on soymeal gains, exports CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures rose on Monday on support from a firm soymeal market and strong export demand for US supplies, traders said.Volume was light. Traders said they expected the market to be thin all week due to the Christmas holiday.Soymeal futures rose on technical buying, with the benchmark CBOT January contract rebounding from two days of declines to push through resistance at its 30-day and 40-day moving averages and hit a one-week high.Soyoil futures also rose, their third day straight day of gains. Gains were capped when CBOT January soyoil hit resistance at its 20-day moving average.The US Agriculture Department on Monday morning said export inspections of soybeans were a bigger-than-expected 2.23 million tonnes in the latest week, up from 1.88 million a week earlier.China approved imports of a genetically modified DuPont Pioneer soybean variety, further bolstering prospects for export demand.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

CBOT wheat falls 1pc on profit-taking, slow exports CHICAGO: Wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade eased 1 percent on Monday, declining for the second straight session as investors took profits amid slow demand for US supplies, traders said.Top global wheat importer Egypt on Saturday purchased 300,000 tonnes of wheat from France and Russia, passing on one offer of a US wheat cargo that was at least $30 per tonne more expensive than the other offers due to higher shipping costs.Worries that ...
Robusta coffee falls to 6-1/2-month low, sugar turns down NEW YORK/LONDON: Coffee futures on ICE fell on Monday, with the robusta market falling to a 6-1/2-month low after top grower Brazil raised its final 2014/15 crop estimate, while sugar turned lower.Cocoa rose for a seventh session as chart-based buy signals strengthened and arrivals in No. 1 producer Ivory Coast fell year-over-year. Trading was light ahead of the Christmas holiday on Thursday. Brazil's government raised its estimate of the drought-damaged 2014/2015 crop that ended harvest ...
Mexico, US clinch deal to settle sugar trade dispute MEXICO CITY: The United States and Mexico have reached a deal to settle a sugar trade dispute that threatened to escalate into a broader spat, and will sign it in the coming hours, a source close to the talks said on Friday.The countries have been working to finalize an agreement to suspend import duties on Mexican sugar that was drafted in late October. The draft was criticized by many in the industry, including refiners who ...
Exporters sell corn to Japan, Mexico CHICAGO: Private exporters reported the sale of 135,664 tonnes of corn to Japan for delivery during the 2014/15 marketing year, the US Agriculture Department said on Friday. USDA also said that exporters booked deals to ship 101,604 tonnes of corn to Mexico during 2014/15. By law, exporters must report promptly the sale of 100,000 tonnes or more of a commodity made in one day, or quantities totaling 200,000 tonnes or more in any reporting period. ...
CBOT soybeans close firm after two-day drop CHICAGO: US soybean futures rose on Wednesday, supported by bargain buying and technical strength following two straight days of declines.The benchmark Chicago Board of Trade January soybean futures contract found support after falling to its 100-day moving average of $10.15 a bushel.Plentiful supplies kept the gains in check, with January soybeans hitting resistance near the 10-day moving average before consolidating around the 40-day moving average.Bargain buyers also lifted soymeal, which had fallen for four of ...
CBOT corn edges higher on China approval, wheat surge CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade corn futures were narrowly higher on Wednesday, supported by surging wheat prices and reports that China approved for import several genetically modified corn varieties, traders said.Record US ethanol production also supported corn futures but plentiful supplies in the wake of a record US harvest and expectations for only limited corn sales to China capped gains.Most-active CBOT March corn climbed about 0.5 percent while CBOT March wheat jumped 4 percent on ...

 



 
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