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ICE cotton reverses from six-month high as dealers await USDA report NEW YORK: Cotton futures retreated from August highs on Friday, as a wave of investor buying dried up at key psychological resistance and as dealers squared positions ahead of Monday's U.S. government supply-demand report.The benchmark May cotton contract on ICE Futures U.S. eased 0.34 cent, or 0.4 percent, to settle at 91.27 cents a lb.The second-month ended the week up over 4 percent, the biggest weekly gain since mid-January.Commodities notched broad gains this week as skittish investors dialed back buying of equities.The second-month contract hit 93.95 cents a lb, nearing resistance at the key psychological level of 94 cents, after a U.S. jobs report beat expectations.Prices reversed as dealers booked profits and awaited Monday's U.S. government supply-demand report.The U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) is widely expected to forecast higher exports and lower ending inventories in the world's top exporter, painting a more bullish outlook for cotton prices in its monthly forecast ...

ICE Canada canola extends rally to eighth day WINNIPEG: ICE Canada canola futures rose for the eighth straight day on Thursday for the benchmark May contract on gains in U.S soybeans and short-covering, traders said.The market remained technically strong after breaking through key moving averages during the string of positive closes.A trader estimated that commodity funds covered between 4,000 and 5,000 short positions during Thursday's session.Slow movement of crops due to logistical problems on the railroads added to the firm tone hanging over ...
CBOT wheat hits 3-month high on short-covering, strength in corn CHICAGO: Wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade rose to a three-month high on Thursday on a mix of technical buying and short-covering, coupled with spillover strength from corn, traders said.Open interest in CBOT wheat has dropped sharply in recent weeks, falling below 350,000 contracts for the first time since December 2009, as commodity funds exit short positions.Concern about political instability in Ukraine, a significant exporter of corn and wheat, added support.USDA reported export ...
Colombia coffee exporters fight 'price war' after contract defaults BOGOTA: Some of Colombia's coffee traders have ripped up contracts to supply exporters, setting off a price war for high-quality beans in the first sign a 75 percent surge in prices so far this year is starting to disrupt the market, exporters say.Trading houses have been forced to scramble to source spot supplies at far higher costs after middlemen, a small but crucial group of traders who source coffee from farmers, defaulted on supply contracts ...
Japan, S.Korea buy US corn; Algeria seeks wheat CHICAGO: Snapshot of the global export markets for grains, oilseeds and edible oils as reported by government and private sources:CORN SALE: Private exporters reported the sale of 211,500 tonnes of US corn to Japan, including 47,000 tonnes for 2013/14 delivery and 164,500 tonnes for 2014/15, the US Department of Agriculture said on Monday. Exporters also reported the sale of 140,000 tonnes of US corn to South Korea for 2013/14 delivery. The marketing year for US ...
Honduras coffee exports drop 1.2pc in Feb: coffee institute TEGUCIGALPA: Coffee exports from Honduras, Central America's top producer, fell 1.2 percent in February compared to the same month last year, the national coffee institute IHCAFE said on Monday.IHCAFE said coffee shipments in February totaled 574,438 60-kg bags.Exports volumes during future months of the current 2013/2014 harvesting season, which began in October, are expected to keep falling."Exports will fall sharply in coming months due to the fact that roya continues to damage coffee farms and ...
US stocks sink on Ukraine worries NEW YORK: US stocks on Monday fell sharply as investors recoiled from equities in the face of mounting tensions over Ukraine.At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 154.83 points (0.95 percent) to 16,166.88.The broad-based S&P 500 lost 13.76 (0.74 percent) at 1,845.69, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index declined 30.82 (0.72 percent) to 4,227.30.The selling followed sharp losses in European equity markets. "It's all about the flight to safety," said Michael ...


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Arrow DJIA 16,472.37 1.23
Arrow Nasdaq 4,707.77 1.74
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Arrow CAC-40 4,458.88 0.73
Arrow Nikkei 17,725.13 0.02
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Arrow Sensex 26,220.95 0.25

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