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CBOT corn hits 5-week high, then falls on dollar rebound CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade corn futures jumped to the highest levels since Feb. 20 on Thursday, then reversed course to shed about 1 percent on pressure from investor profit taking tied to a rebound in the dollar, traders said.The dollar index was up 0.4 percent after earlier falling to a three-week low. The dollar is still hovering near a 12-year peak against a basket of currencies, making goods priced in the greenback less attractive in international markets.The US Department of Agriculture said corn export sales in the week ended March 19 totaled 434,953 tonnes, near the low end of analysts' expectations. The sales included a purchase of 60,831 tonnes by China, the largest sale to the country in 11 months. Corn snapped a four-session streak of gains after prices last week fell to the lowest levels since October.The International Grains Council forecast global corn and wheat production would fall ...

CBOT wheat tumbles on poor exports, rebound in dollar CHICAGO: Front-month wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell 3.8 percent on Thursday, the most since July, and closed below $5 a bushel on disappointing weekly US export data and an upturn in the US dollar, traders said.Technical selling accelerated as CBOT March wheat fell through support at its 50-day moving average near $5.15.K.C. hard red winter and MGEX spring wheat futures also ended lower. All three markets sank to session lows in ...
US aluminum price-fixing lawsuit can go forward-judge NEW YORK: A US judge on Thursday refused to dismiss antitrust litigation accusing a variety of Wall Street banks and commodity merchants of conspiring to drive up aluminum prices by reducing supply.US District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said aluminum purchasers may pursue claims against several defendants, including affiliates of Goldman Sachs Group Inc , JPMorgan Chase & Co, mining company Glencore Plc and aluminum warehouse operators. Purchasers had accused the defendants of colluding to ...
CBOT soybeans close lower on technical pressure; planting expectations CHICAGO: US soybean futures fell on Wednesday, pressured by technical sales, huge South American supplies and position squaring ahead of the US Agriculture Department's report on planting next week, traders said.Soymeal and soyoil prices also closed lower, but the drop in soyoil was kept in check by a rally in crude oil futures.Soybean prices firmed early in the session but turned lower after the benchmark CBOT May soybean futures contract failed to hold technical support ...
CBOT corn nears 1-month high on technicals, US planting outlook CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade corn futures climbed for the fourth straight session on Wednesday, rising to the highest levels since Feb. 27 on support from technicals and outlooks for reducing sowings in the United States, traders said.The four-session spike of 5.6 percent was the largest such gain since December even as CBOT May corn edged only narrowly higher on Wednesday, finding upside resistance at its 100- and 200-day moving averages.The higher prices came ahead ...
Gold hits 2-1/2-week high as German data lifts euro NEW YORK/LONDON: Gold hit 2-1/2-week highs on Wednesday, rising for the sixth straight session as upbeat German sentiment data helped drive the euro higher against the dollar, and as expectations for an imminent US interest rate rise receded.The euro was up 0.4 percent versus the US currency after a survey on German business morale fueled expectations that a euro zone economic recovery is strengthening, extending gains after US durable goods data missed expectations. Spot gold ...
CBOT corn jumps on US plantings outlook, technicals CHICAGO: Corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade climbed for the third straight session on Tuesday, reaching the highest levels in about two weeks on outlooks for reducing US sowings and chart-based buying, traders said.Most-active CBOT May corn rose above its 50-day moving average for the first time in two months in the previous session, triggering technical buying, and the contract was approaching its 200-day moving average for the first time in about 10 ...


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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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
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