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Iraq issues tender to buy at least 30,000 tonnes rice - trade HAMBURG: Iraq's state grains buyer has issued an international tender to buy at least 30,000 tonnes of rice, traders said on Tuesday.The rice can be sourced from any origin worldwide, they said.The closing date for the tender is June 28 and offers must remain valid until July 3.Iraq was said to have bought Indian rice in its previous tender which closed on June 8, but that tender had restricted participation to a smaller than usual number of trading houses, traders said.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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South Africa's Amplats warns H1 profit to fall at least 20pc JOHANNESBURG: Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) expects its half-year profit to fall by at least 20 percent due to weaker metal prices, the South African miner said on Tuesday. Platinum prices have been hurt by growth concerns in China and oversupply worries which have forced firms to abandon projects and sell mines.Amplats, which produces around 40 percent of the world's platinum group metals, said it would make a further announcement once it had determined a likely ...

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Ivorian cocoa arrivals dropped from around 9pc by June 19 ABIDJAN: Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 1,374,000 tonnes by June 19, 2016 since the start of the season on October 1, 2015 exporters estimated on Monday, down from 1,517,000 tonnes in the same period of the previous season. Exporters estimated around 20,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to the West African state's two ports of Abidjan and San Pedro between June 13 to June 19 down from 24,000 tonnes ...

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Saudi Arabia says buys 315,000 tonnes of hard wheat ABU DHABI: Saudi Arabia's main state grain agency bought 315,000 tonnes of hard wheat in a tender, the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) said on Monday. The wheat is for shipment during September, SAGO said in a statement.The wheat purchased was of European, North American and Australian origin at the seller's option, SAGO director Ahmad al-Fares said.The tender had been for wheat with 12.5 percent protein content.The wheat was purchased in five consignments for shipments to ...

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Israeli group bought corn, feed wheat and barley in tender HAMBURG: A group of Israeli private buyers bought corn, feed wheat and feed barley of optional origin in a tender which closed on Thursday, European traders said on Friday. Volumes bought were unclear. The tender had sought 60,000 tonnes of corn, 50,000 tonnes of feed wheat and 15,000 tonnes of barley, they said.The corn was purchased at around $206.50 and $197.50 a tonne c&f, the feed wheat at around $177 and $178 a tonne c&f ...

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Saudi Arabia seeking to buy 300,000 tonnes hard wheat DUBAI: Saudi Arabia's main state grain agency, the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) said on Thursday it was seeking to buy 300,000 tonnes of hard wheat in a tender. The wheat should contain 12.5 percent protein and will be for shipment from Sept. 1-30, SAGO said in a statement.The deadline for offers is Friday, it said.Of the total, 180,000 tonnes will be for shipment to the port of Jeddah and 120,000 tonnes to the port of ...

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All but one Lebanese wheat import samples pass test BEIRUT: All wheat import samples tested by Lebanon's public prosecutor met required standards except one that contained a higher-than-permitted level of the carcinogen ochratoxin, the government said on Monday. The public prosecutor's office conducted the tests on an unspecified number of samples from the port of Beirut after Ministry of Public Health checks in March found a contaminated batch of wheat. Those tests prompted disagreement with the Economy Ministry, which said it had found no ...