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European feeds-Adverse Argentine weather supports soymeal ROTTERDAM: Soymeal on the European meals and feeds market continued firmer on Wednesday on concerns that excessive rains in Argentina could hurt the crop."Adverse weather in Argentina boosted follow-though technical and speculative buying in Chicago soycomplex futures on Tuesday and the European cash market was mostly fixed on yesterday's CBOT close," one broker said.South American soymeal was mostly offered between unchanged and $3 a tonne higher. Buyers were holding back, believing the CBOT market is overbought and bound for a technical reaction. No trades were reported. EU rapemeal was quoted between three euros per tonne up and one euro down. A weak dollar and slightly easier rapeseed futures, because of technical selling, limited gains. Bids were scarce and no deals were seen.Copyright Reuters, 2017 ...

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Gold slips from eight-week high as dollar regains poise LONDON: Gold retreated on Wednesday from the previous day's eight-week high, as a rebound in the dollar ahead of US inflation data and a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen prompted some buyers to cash in gains.The metal peaked at $1,218.64 an ounce on Tuesday as the dollar index slid to a four-week low, hurt by US president-elect Donald Trump's claim that the currency's strength against the yuan "is killing us", and as a ...

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Copper steadies after biggest fall in a month LONDON: Copper steadied on Wednesday after its biggest fall in a month in the previous session when US President-elect Donald Trump rattled investors by saying the dollar was too strong. Ahead of Trump's inauguration on Friday his comments revived fears that he would pursue protectionist policies which could harm economic growth. Benchmark copper traded down 0.1 percent at $5,749 a tonne in official rings at the London Metal Exchange, after ending Tuesday down 1.9, the ...

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London cocoa rises on weaker pound and Ivory Coast unrest LONDON: London cocoa futures rose on Wednesday, lifted by a weaker pound and renewed concerns over unrest in top producer Ivory Coast. The March London cocoa contract was up 22 pounds, or 1.2 percent, at 1,814 pounds a tonne by 1312 GMT. Prices were supported by a weaker pound, which fell back after making its biggest one-day gain since at least 1998 in the previous session. The market was also keeping a close watch on ...

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European feeds-Soymeal rallies with CBOT on Argentine weather ROTTERDAM: Soymeal prices on the European meals and feeds market rallied on Tuesday on concerns that heavy rains in Argentina could cut soybean yields."The European cash market followed the weather market in Chicago. Buyers believe CBOT soycomplex is overbought and ready for a correction," one broker said.South American soymeal was mostly offered at between $3 and $10 a tonne up, tracking sharply higher CBOT soymeal futures. A weaker dollar also supported prices. Buyers were not ...

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London cocoa prices dip on weak European grind data LONDON: London cocoa futures fell on Monday following a lower than expected fourth quarter European grind, while white sugar and robusta coffee edged up in thin volume with US markets shut. March London cocoa was down 10 pounds, or 0.6 percent, at 1,787 pounds a tonne at 1243 GMT. Europe's fourth quarter cocoa grind fell 0.9 percent from the same period last year to 339,379 tonnes, the Brussels-based European Cocoa Association said on Monday. The ...

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Trump helps gold scale highest levels since November LONDON: Gold climbed on Monday to its highest level in more than seven weeks on buying fuelled by political uncertainty after US President-elect Donald Trump's comments on NATO and the "One China" policy.Spot gold was up 0.5 percent at $1,203.31 an ounce at 1302 GMT from an earlier $1,207.86, it highest since Nov. 23.US gold futures were up 0.6 percent at $1,203.20 per ounce.Last week Trump said the "One China" policy on Taiwan was up ...