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Gold rises 1 pct as firmer oil brings back investors LONDON: Gold rose 1 percent above $1,200 an ounce on Wednesday, boosted by firmer oil prices that prompted investors to shuffle positions in volatile trading. The metal had fallen to a near three-week low on Monday after Switzerland voted against a proposal to boost its gold reserves. It then managed to recover to its highest in a month, as oil prices moved up from a five-year low. "There is less appetite for selling the metal ... we are seeing the dollar rising, stock markets up, US yields stronger but gold is still well supported and that comes back to what happened on Monday, when a lot of stop loss buying was triggered," Saxo Bank senior manager Ole Hansen said. Spot gold rose to a session high of $1,211.50 an ounce and was up 0.9 percent at $1,209.84 by 1532 GMT. It had fallen 1 percent in the previous session on ...

Gold above $1,200/oz on investor repositioning, firm oil LONDON: Gold rose above $1,200 an ounce on Wednesday, boosted by rebounding oil prices and investor repositioning, though strength in the dollar and optimism about the US economy kept gains in check.Bullion received some help from inflows of 2.4 tonnes to SPDR Gold Trust, the world's top gold-backed exchange-traded fund. Despite the first inflow in two weeks, the fund's holdings remain near a six-year low, underlining bearish sentiment in the market. "There is some position ...
Canada wheat exports dogged by quality complaints WINNIPEG: Buyers of Canadian wheat are increasingly complaining about quality ever since Ottawa changed how its biggest crop is sold and inspected, raising the risk the world's third largest exporter will lose sales to rivals like the United States. Problems include underweight shipments, lower-than-expected protein content and gluten strength in the wheat, and even the occasional mixture of wheat with other agricultural products. In October, Singapore-based Prima Group found 850 kilograms of peas in a ...
Soy hits 5-week low on improving S. America crop outlook LONDON: US soybean futures fell to a five-week low on Wednesday as expectations for bumper South American production dragged on prices. Wheat futures fell, retreating from a near five-month top hit earlier in the week, while corn prices were also lower. Chicago Board of Trade January soybean futures fell 0.9 percent to $9.86-1/2 a bushel by 1211 GMT, having earlier hit a session low of $9.86 a bushel - the lowest since Oct. 27. "South ...
Arabicas edge up, sugar touches 2-month low LONDON: Arabica coffee futures edged up in technically driven trade on Wednesday, with gains capped by rain in top grower Brazil, while raw sugar was around two-month lows, under pressure from a stronger dollar and ample nearby supplies. Cocoa steadied, with dealers focused on main crop bean arrivals at West African ports. In arabica coffee, chart-based buying buoyed prices, which traded near two-month lows, weighed down by recent reports of rainfall in Brazil boosting prospects ...
Denmark's Arla Foods to drop bid for Egypt's Arab Dairy COPENHAGEN: European dairy produce cooperative Arla Foods Amba has dropped its bid for Egyptian Arab Dairy Product Company, Arla Foods said on Wednesday.The decision came after Denmark's Arla completed due diligence on Arab Dairy Product Company."Our conclusion based on the study is that we will not make a binding offer to Arab Dairy," said head of Arla's Consumer International Finn S. Hansen in the statement.Arla Foods said on Sept. 11 it has placed a non-binding ...
Wheat holds above $6 after surge on Black Sea crop health worries PARIS/SYDNEY: US wheat futures edged lower on Tuesday after racing to a near six-month high, but concerns over exports and crops in the Black Sea zone kept a firm floor under prices.Corn and soybeans were almost flat as the market weighed up a volatile crude oil market and improving prospects for crops in South America.Chicago Board of Trade March wheat futures, the most actively traded contract, declined 0.3 percent to $6.05 a bushel, but held ...


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