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Jun 05, 2020 PRINT EDITION
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PMEX daily trading report

KARACHI: On Wednesday at Pakistan Mercantile Exchange Limited, PMEX Commodity Index closed at 4,240.

The traded...

Published Jun 05, 2020 03:07am
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Cotton futures drop

NEW YORK: ICE cotton futures fell on Thursday on a weekly federal export report that showed large cancellations,...

Published Jun 05, 2020 03:07am
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Palm oil ends lower

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures closed 3% lower on Thursday, as investors booked profits after two days of...

Published Jun 05, 2020 03:07am
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Copper inches higher

LONDON: Copper prices rose on Thursday towards 2-1/2 month highs reached in the previous session as the European...

Published Jun 05, 2020 03:07am
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Tokyo rubber falls

TOKYO: Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) rubber futures fell on Thursday after three straight sessions of gains,...

Published Jun 05, 2020 03:07am
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Gold moves up in Asia

SINGAPORE: Gold prices ticked up on Thursday, after a rally in equity markets in the previous session on tentative...

Published Jun 05, 2020 03:07am
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Gold rises in Europe

LONDON: Gold rose more than 1% on Thursday as the dollar retreated and Wall Street paused its recent rally as dismal...

Published Jun 05, 2020 03:07am
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US MIDDAY: Gold gains

NEW YORK: Gold rose more than 1% on Thursday as the dollar retreated and Wall Street paused its recent rally as...

Published Jun 05, 2020 03:07am
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Cotton Spot Rates

KARACHI: Official KCA spot rates for local dealings in Pakistan rupees on Thursday (June 4, 2020)....

Published Jun 05, 2020 03:07am
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CBOT wheat ends higher on weaker dollar, US Plains dryness

CBOT wheat ends higher on weaker dollar, US Plains dryness

  • The dollar index has declined for the past two weeks as risk sentiment improves.
  • Firming cash prices for milling wheat from the Black Sea region helped support CBOT wheat.
  • K.C. July hard red winter wheat ended up 14-1/2 cents at $4.72-1/4 a bushel a
Published Jun 05, 2020 02:26am
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Raw sugar touches new 2-1/2-month peak, white sugar surges

Raw sugar touches new 2-1/2-month peak, white sugar surges

  • White sugar prices surged, with the front month trading almost $20 per tonne higher than the second month.
  • July arabica coffee settled down 0.95 cents, or 1.0%, at 98.15 cents per lb.
  • July New York cocoa settled up $1, or 0.0%, to $2,396 a tonne.
Published Jun 05, 2020 02:05am
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EU wheat rallies with Chicago as harvest risks weighed

EU wheat rallies with Chicago as harvest risks weighed

  • September milling wheat on Paris-based Euronext settled 2.75 euros, or 1.5%.
  • US wheat futures rose sharply as a weaker dollar provided further support.
  • Rising Russian export prices, fuelled by harvest concerns and firm domestic prices, were also con
Published Jun 05, 2020 12:01am
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Gold gains 1pc as Wall Street rally fizzles, dollar dips

Gold gains 1pc as Wall Street rally fizzles, dollar dips

  • Spot gold rose 0.5pc to $1,706.05 per ounce at 10:56 a.m. ET, recovering from a slide to a near one-month low of $1,688.89 in the last session. US gold futures were up 0.4pc at $1,710.90.
  • The dollar also held near its lowest in about three months, m
Published Jun 04, 2020 08:37pm
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CBOT wheat may test resistance zone of $5.19-3/4 to $5.20-3/4

CBOT wheat may test resistance zone of $5.19-3/4 to $5.20-3/4

  • The contract seems to be consolidating within a wedge, which consists of five small waves and is regarded as a bearish continuation pattern.
  • Support is at $5.12-3/4, the 38.2pc projection level of an uptrend from $5.01-1/2, a break below which could
Published Jun 04, 2020 06:11pm
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India's May palm oil imports halve as lockdown dents demand

India's May palm oil imports halve as lockdown dents demand

  • Lower imports by India, the world's biggest importer of edible oil, could put pressure on Malaysian palm oil prices.
  • The country's edible oil imports in the first seven months of the 2019/20 marketing year ending on Oct. 31, have dropped 18pc from a
Published Jun 04, 2020 03:47pm
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Gold firms; markets eye ECB decision for further stimulus

Gold firms; markets eye ECB decision for further stimulus

  • Spot gold was up 0.5pc at $1,706.15 per ounce at 1004 GMT, after a 1.7pc drop on Wednesday. US gold futures climbed 0.5pc to $1,712.40.
  • The dollar index edged up against key rivals on Thursday, but was down about 0.8pc so far this week, having touch
Published Jun 04, 2020 03:38pm
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Soybeans hold near 3-week high on Chinese demand

Soybeans hold near 3-week high on Chinese demand

  • Wheat rose for a second session as hot weather forecast in US and Russian growing belts kept attention on harvest risks. Corn edged higher.
  • This came after US soybean sales for China confirmed earlier in the week easing concerns that political tensi
Published Jun 04, 2020 03:35pm