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  • *Corn also down after rally, Pro Farmer tour yields eyed. Corn was on pace for a modest weekly gain after falling 2 percent last week but soybeans and wheat were poised for a second straight weekly drop. Corn prices softened after consolidating from a rally this week, with traders awaiting Friday's crop estimates from the Pro Farmer newsletter following this...

  • Polish opposition questions Airbus lead in army deal Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WARSAW, Aug 21- Poland's opposition party head, leading the opinion polls to become the next prime minister, said on Friday the government's decision to award a $3 billion contract to Airbus Group to supply army helicopters raised "doubts and questions". "There were three offers, two of them were excellent, produced in Poland. This auction raises many doubts,...

  • BRASILIA, Aug 20- Germany and Brazil committed themselves on Thursday to a joint stance on climate change, putting the largest economies in Europe and Latin America on the same page ahead of global climate talks in Paris in December. She said Brazil is committed to reducing deforestation in the Amazon to zero by 2030.. Germany's Development Ministry will...

  • BEIJING/ WELLINGTON, Aug 21- At the upmarket Black Swan bakery in Beijing, where well-heeled customers browse rooms of glass cases displaying elaborate layered western-style cakes, Jin Yuchen is buying a birthday cake for his mother. The Black Swan bakery imports cream cheese and other dairy products from New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's largest dairy...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- July was the warmest month ever on record worldwide and 2015 has been so far the hottest year, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Thursday, just over three months to go before world leaders seek to reach a climate agreement in Paris. The record comes after NOAA and the U.S. space agency NASA said in January that 2014...

  • Germany and Brazil join forces on climate change action Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 2:42 PM ET

    BRASILIA, Aug 20- Germany and Brazil committed on Thursday to a joint stance on climate change, a move that puts the largest economies in Europe and Latin America on the same page ahead of global climate talks in Paris in December. Germany's Development Ministry will provide Brazil 525 million euros in loans to fund the development of renewable energy sources...

  • Climate boss says EU can only back a strong Paris deal Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 9:53 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Aug 20- The European Union will support a U.N. deal to cap global warming only if the agreement is legally binding and includes regular reviews to ensure words translate into deeds, Europe's climate boss said on Thursday. With just 10 days scheduled for formal negotiations before landmark talks begin in Paris on Nov. 30, preparations are painfully slow.

  • *Wheat holds at $5 as corn, dollar offset global supply. Soybeans also remained under pressure from concerns about the economy in China that have pushed commodity markets to multi-year lows. Chicago wheat also ticked upwards, drawing support from corn, a weaker dollar and chart support around the $5 level.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 2 Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco releases text of speech of President John Williams before the Bank Indonesia-BIS Research Conference in Jakarta- 0645 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank holds Executive Board Meeting- 1100 GMT. BERKELEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on "Pensions and...

  • *Corn edges up on marginal decline in U.S. crop ratings. Corn rose to a one-week high as a marginal decline in U.S. crop ratings continued to support the market, while wheat prices were barely changed. Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans were up 0.3 percent at $9.07 a bushel at 1138 GMT with the market holding just above a two-month low of $9.01-1/ 2 a bushel set on...

  • *Soybeans down on rainy weather, China demand concern. CHICAGO, Aug 18- U.S. soybean futures fell 1.5 percent on Tuesday, pressured by concerns about cooling demand from top importer China and forecasts for rain in the U.S. Corn firmed as a weekly U.S. Department of Agriculture report showed a slight decline in the crop's condition, while wheat futures declined on...

  • Corn firm on spreading, lower crop ratings. Corn firmed as a weekly U.S. Department of Agriculture report showed a slight decline in the crop's condition, while wheat futures declined on weak demand and plentiful global supplies. Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans fell 13-3/ 4 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $9.03-1/ 4 a bushel by 10:50 a.m. CDT after earlier coming...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- Bay-Li, Car-Li and Hay-Li have had a rough day. "Absolutely, they know they are spoiled," says owner Stephanie Patterson of Wooster, Ohio, who feeds her little canine friends Merrick-brand culinary creations. " Merrick's " French Country Cafe" recipe features a blend of duck, carrots, Yukon Gold potatoes and garden peas.

  • *Soybeans curbed by weather, China uncertainty. *Wheat eases as big French crop adds to global supply. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Aug 18- Chicago soybeans eased on Tuesday, pressured by forecasts for rain in the U.S.

  • Europe shares knocked by disappointing U.S. data Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    *Alstom surges on signs that GE deal to get approval. Benchmark indexes in Paris and Milan held up relatively well, however, with shares of French industrial group Alstom outperforming on bets its takeover will be approved. Alstom shares rose 7 percent after two people familiar with the matter told Reuters that General Electric was expected to get EU approval...

  • *Deal confirming earlier provisional order signed on Sat- Airbus. NEW DELHI/ SINGAPORE, Aug 17- Indian budget airline IndiGo has finalized the purchase of 250 A320neo aircraft, Airbus said on Monday, handing the European company its biggest-ever order by number of planes in a deal worth $26.55 billion at list prices. IndiGo, which has grown rapidly to become...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 14- The Canadian province of Alberta, the biggest source of U.S. oil imports, announced the members of its climate change policy review panel on Friday, part of its pledge to implement new rules on greenhouse gas reductions. The five members of the panel are University of Alberta energy economist Andrew Leach, former Suncor Energy executive...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- BNP Paribas SA has agreed to pay $115 million to settle U.S. investor lawsuits accusing 16 major banks of rigging prices in the $5.3 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. Of those banks, the plaintiffs have announced the terms for only four of their settlements, leaving unconfirmed how much BNP...

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 14- General Electric is expected to secure approval from European Union antitrust regulators for its proposed 12.4 billion euro deal to buy French peer Alstom's power business, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The green light from the European Commission will come 14 years after it rejected General Electric's attempt at a $42...

  • *Soybeans slide on favorable rain forecast. *Oilseed weighed down by USDA supply rise. The potential for heavier rains than previously forecast in the western Corn Belt from Monday through Wednesday looked favorable for the developing soybean crop, said Terry Reilly, senior commodity analyst at Futures International.