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  • *USDA raises forecast for world ending stocks, adds pressure. SINGAPORE, Feb 10- Chicago wheat futures slid for a fifth straight session on Wednesday to trade near its lowest since 2010 as the market faced headwinds from a U.S. estimate of record global year-end stocks. Chicago Board Of Trade most-active wheat contract fell 0.1 percent to $4.57 a bushel by 0242 GMT,...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 10- U.S. wheat was steady on Wednesday, but holding near the lowest since 2010 hit in the previous session, as prices remained under pressure from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's larger-than-expected forecast for end of season stocks. *USDA pegged wheat ending stocks above trade expectations, largely due to a 4 million tonne cut in usage by China,...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- Oil traders have scrambled to scoop up options as additional protection against wild swings in prices, sending a key index to its highest level since the worst of the global economic crisis in 2008, data shows. The flurry comes as oil benchmarks have tested new 12-1/ 2- year lows, falling nearly 8 percent on Tuesday, as one of the worst supply gluts in...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- Shareholders of the former GFI Group Inc may pursue a lawsuit accusing two top executives of fraudulently causing them to sell their stock prematurely as part of a plan to take the firm's main brokerage unit private, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan said former GFI Chairman Michael Gooch, former Chief...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 9- Bunge Ltd has launched legal proceedings against Egypt's state grain buyer over a rejected cargo of French wheat, highlighting uncertainty among suppliers who are already charging a risk premium to the world's largest wheat importer. Egypt, which buys wheat to provide its poorest citizens with bread, has in recent weeks fueled confusion in the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- U.S. corn and wheat ending stocks will be higher than previously expected at the end of the marketing year due to a drop in already weak demand for U.S. supplies on the export market, the government said on Tuesday. The U.S. Agriculture Department in its monthly supply and demand report also raised its soybean ending stocks outlook due to a slowdown...

  • Crop prospects are also improving in South America, which competes with the United States for export business, after weekend rains eased concerns about dryness in Argentina, the world's top exporter of soyoil and soymeal and the No. 3 soybean supplier. Traders will probably resume monitoring South American yields and demand once the USDA issues monthly crop...

  • Grain mixed, livestock mixed Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 11:08 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was 1.50 cents lower at $4.57 a bushel; March corn was 1 cent lower at $3.6120 a bushel; March oats were. 50 cent higher at $1.9940 a bushel; while March soybeans was. 50 cent higher at $8.63 a bushel. April live cattle was. 45 cent lower at $1.3095 a pound; March...

  • *USDA supply/demand report due at 1700 GMT. PARIS/ SYDNEY, Feb 9- Chicago wheat edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from a one-month low as investors awaited monthly U.S. government grain forecasts, but Paris futures extended losses to new contract lows as export worries continued to weigh on European prices. But wheat remained under pressure from ample global...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 9- U.S. soybeans were mostly unchanged on Tuesday and held near their lowest in almost a month as crop-friendly rains across Argentina continued to cap prices. Traders and analysts said the market remained under pressure from rains across Argentina. Consequently soybean crops are now looking just fine in both Argentina and Brazil, "said Tobin Gorey,...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 9- U.S. soybeans rose for the first time in five sessions on Tuesday, coming off their lowest level in nearly one month, though gains were capped as heavy rains improved production prospects in Argentina. *Storms brought moisture to dry fields in Argentina during a key time for crop development. *Traders have been on edge about weather conditions in...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 9- U.S. soybeans rose for the first time in five sessions on Tuesday, coming off their lowest level in nearly two months, though gains were capped as heavy rains improved production prospects in Argentina. *Storms brought moisture to dry fields in Argentina during a key time for crop development. *Traders have been on edge about weather conditions in...

  • The survey came after Sunday's meeting between Saudi Arabia's oil minister, Ali al-Naimi, and his Venezuelan counterpart produced no tangible signs that OPEC and non- OPEC suppliers were ready to meet to discuss the price slump in oil. U.S. crude settled below $30 a barrel, finishing down $1.20 at $29.69. "Everyone's fearing new builds in crude," said Donald Morton,...

  • Over the past year scores of commodity-related businesses have filed for bankruptcy as prices for metals, energy and coal have plummeted amid a slowdown in markets such as China and Brazil. "This is due to a number of factors, principal among them is the sustained and dramatic decline in the price of primary aluminum," Chief Financial Officer Dale Boyles said in a...

  • No tangible signs emerged from a meeting on Sunday between Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali al-Naimi and his Venezuelan counterpart that OPEC and non- OPEC suppliers were ready to meet to discuss the price slump. Hopes of an accord to shore up prices which are languishing close to 2003 have dimmed over the past week, but the meeting between cash-strapped...

  • Feb 8- Wall Street sank sharply on Monday as financial stocks sold off amid worries about interest rates and investors backed off from richly valued tech and consumer stocks amid persistent fears of a global slowdown. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell 2.5 percent to its lowest since October 2014, weighed down by Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook, stocks...

  • Feb 8- Wall Street was deep in the red in volatile trading on Monday, as technology stocks continued to sell off and oil prices remained under pressure, sending investors scurrying to safe-haven assets. "Equities are in a' go-nowhere-fast' mode, with a downward bias in the near term," said Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management in...

  • No tangible signs emerged from a meeting on Sunday between Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali al-Naimi and his Venezuelan counterpart that OPEC and non- OPEC suppliers were ready to meet to discuss the price slump. After a flurry of diplomacy over the last two weeks about a possible production cut roiled oil markets, Sunday's meeting between cash-strapped...

  • Grain mostly lower, livestock lower Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 11:09 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mostly lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was 2.80 cents lower at $4.6460 a bushel; March corn was 2.80 cents lower at $3.6440 a bushel; March oats were 2 cents higher at $1.9920 a bushel; while March soybeans was 8.20 cents lower at $8.65 a bushel. April live cattle was 3.65 cents lower at...

  • Brent futures fell 68 cents to $33.38 a barrel, a 2 percent loss, by 10:36 a.m. EST, paring a fall of as much as 3.3 percent earlier in the session. "With the possibility of a production cutting deal quickly fading into the sunset, market participants are once again left to focus on the reality of the oversupplied global market," Energy Management Institute analyst...