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US natgas jumps to 19-month high on cold, rising LNG exports
Markets

US natgas jumps to 19-month high on cold, rising LNG exports

  • Traders also noted prices were up on forecasts for colder weather and higher heating demand over the next two weeks.
  • Front-month gas futures rose 14.0 cents, or 5.1%, to settle at $2.881 per million British thermal units, their highest close since March 2019.
Published 13 Oct, 2020 01:25am
Sugar and coffee futures fall on large fund selling
Markets

Sugar and coffee futures fall on large fund selling

  • December white sugar settled down $2.30, or 0.6%, at $382.60 a tonne.
  • December New York cocoa settled up $12, or 0.5%, to $2,444 a tonne.
  • November robusta coffee settled down $27, or 2.1%, at $1,233 a tonne.
Published 13 Oct, 2020 01:22am
Energy companies restore US Gulf production after hurricane
Business

Energy companies restore US Gulf production after hurricane

  • Shut offshore crude oil production fell to 69.4%, or 1.28 million barrels per day (bpd), on Monday from 91%, or 1.68 million barrels.
  • BSEE also said 47%, or 1.28 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd), in offshore natural gas production remained shut as of midday on Monday.
Published 13 Oct, 2020 01:03am
Adobe puts artificial intelligence tools into its marketing software
Business

Adobe puts artificial intelligence tools into its marketing software

  • The artificial intelligence features released on Monday aid that effort by, for example, scanning and labeling thousand of product images by color and shape.
  • Such artificial intelligence technology has existed for several years, but using it generally required corporate marketing departments to export data from their systems.
Published 13 Oct, 2020 12:59am
Paris wheat follows US and Russian prices higher, Algeria awaited
Markets

Paris wheat follows US and Russian prices higher, Algeria awaited

  • Dealers were also awaiting the result of a new wheat purchase tender from Algeria, traditionally France's most important wheat customer.
  • Russian wheat export prices rose last week due to high demand and limited supply from farmers concerned about dry weather in several regions threatening the 2021 crop.
Published 13 Oct, 2020 12:52am
France to rein in export guarantees for oil and gas industry
Business

France to rein in export guarantees for oil and gas industry

  • The French state stopped giving export guarantees, which companies often need to get bank credit, to projects this year where fracking and flaring were involved.
  • We eventually don't want the government to support fossil fuels abroad with export financing.
Published 13 Oct, 2020 12:48am
Bank of England asks banks how ready they are for sub-zero rates
Business

Bank of England asks banks how ready they are for sub-zero rates

  • BoE writes to banks as part of negative rates assessment
  • Letter focuses on technology preparedness
  • BoE asks for responses by Nov. 12
  • Central bank's next move expected to be more bond-buying
  • Bailey: not near debating whether to use negative rates
  • Investors see sub-zero rates in May next year.
Published 13 Oct, 2020 12:40am
India in stalemate on borrowing to help out pandemic-hit states
World

India in stalemate on borrowing to help out pandemic-hit states

  • India's Goods and Services Tax Council, comprising federal and state finance ministers, last week extended a surcharge on luxury goods including cars.
  • Under the 2017 national goods and services tax (GST), the federal government was mandated to compensate states until 2022 if their revenue growth fell below 14% a year.
Published 13 Oct, 2020 12:29am
US CDC reports 214,108 deaths from coronavirus
World

US CDC reports 214,108 deaths from coronavirus

  • The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus.
  • The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.
Published 13 Oct, 2020 12:26am
White House moves forward on three arms sales to Taiwan
World

White House moves forward on three arms sales to Taiwan

  • Three of the planned weapons sales had been approved by the US State Department which oversees Foreign Military Sales.
  • The US Senate Foreign Relations and House of Representatives Foreign Affairs committees have had the right to review, and block, weapons sales.
Published 13 Oct, 2020 12:07am