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Gold near 2-month low on stronger dollar, interest rates expectations LONDON: Gold held close to its lowest in two months on Monday, as the dollar marched higher after central bank heads signalled that interest rates were set on a diverging course in the United States, Europe and Japan.At a gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen nodded to the concerns of some Fed officials about the sustained level of monetary policy stimulus, even as she stressed the need to move cautiously on raising rates.The heads of the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan pledged more policy stimulus, which weighed on the euro and the yen versus the U.S. currency.Gold was down 0.2 percent to $1,276.94 by 0950 GMT. The metal fell 1.8 percent last week, its biggest weekly fall in a month, hurt by strong U.S. economic data and speculation of an early interest rate hike, which sent the metal to its lowest in ...

Romania reaps 7.4mn tonnes wheat, record rapeseed crop BUCHAREST: Romania reaped a record wheat crop of about 7.4 million tonnes this year from 2 million hectares against 7.3 million in 2013 and a 44-year record high rapeseed crop of 1.1 million tonnes, the agriculture ministry said on Monday. Minister Daniel Constantin said in a statement wheat yields edged up to 3.65 tonnes per hectare. Romanian farmers also harvested 1.74 million tonnes of barley and two-row barley against 1.51 million tonnes in 2013. "It's ...
US soybeans buoyed by strong demand, corn, wheat up PARIS/SINGAPORE: Chicago soybeans rose on Friday from contract lows as strong demand underpinned the market but the oilseed remained pressured by expectations of record US production.Corn gained around half a percent, rising for a second day. Solid US weekly exports helped the recovery but the market was still on track for its first fall in three weeks.Wheat found support in lower production estimates in Canada and quality downgrades to crops in Europe."The agricultural markets are ...
Gold up but set for second weekly drop on interest rate speculation LONDON: Gold steadied above a two-month low on Friday after a five-day losing streak and was headed for its biggest weekly loss in five, hurt by strong US economic data and speculation that the Federal Reserve could hike interest rates sooner than expected.Bullion was hit hard after minutes from the Fed's July meeting on Wednesday showed policymakers debated whether interest rates should be raised earlier given a surprisingly strong job market recovery. The metal came ...
French wheat harvest 97pc complete by Aug. 18 PARIS: The soft wheat harvest in France was 97 percent complete as of Aug. 18, data from farm office FranceAgriMer showed on Friday. That compared to 93 percent harvested by the same time in 2013 and a revised figure of 96 percent a week earlier. It had initially said the survey of key producing regions showed 95 percent of the land had been harvested by Aug. 11. Grain markets have been monitoring the French harvest ...
Copper rises to two-week high on US economic prospects LONDON: London copper hit its highest price in a fortnight on Friday and was on track for its biggest weekly rise since early July as brightening US economic prospects eclipsed concerns over China and Europe. Risk appetite picked up across equities and commodities after data showed US home resales raced to a 10-month high in July and the number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week, signalling strength in the economy. ...
Copper, aluminium down on sluggish China, Europe business activity LONDON: Copper, aluminium and other base metals fell on Thursday after downbeat data on business activity in China and Europe, but investors were cautious about selling just a day after some were forced to bail out of short positions.Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange lost 0.4 percent to $6,979.50 a tonne by 0951 GMT, with the market taking a breather after jumping 2.1 percent the session before, when it hit its highest in eight ...


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