CHICAGO: ICE canola futures rebounded on Thursday from steep drops in the previous session and in overnight trading, lifted by bargain buying amid concerns about a drought-reduced harvest, traders said. Sharply lower Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures limited gains in canola prices.
Most-active November canola fell to a nearly two-week low of $844.80 per tonne but recovered to settle $1.40 higher at $881.30 per tonne. Drought is expected to slash the canola harvest this year, although recent scattered rains in parts of the Canadian Prairies and milder temperatures have somewhat tempered some of those concerns this week. Euronext November rapeseed futures firmed on Thursday, while Malaysian palm oil futures was mostly lower.