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  • LONDON, April 24- Hedge funds have tempered their bullishness towards crude oil as the short-covering rally that gripped the market since the end of March ran its course. Hedge funds and other money managers increased their net long position in the three major futures and options contracts linked to Brent and WTI by 8 million barrels in the week to April 18.

  • *Soybeans reach highest since March 30 at $9.68/ bushel. SINGAPORE/ PARIS, April 24- Chicago soybean futures climbed for a second session on Monday to a three-week high, supported by a weaker dollar and short-covering by investors. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most active soybean contract was up 0.7 percent at $9.67-3/ 4 a bushel, having peaked at $9.68-3/ 4 a bushel,...

  • *Polls showed pro-EU Macron is expected to beat right-wing rival Marine Le Pen in a deciding vote next month, reducing the chances of France taking a Britain- like shock step to exit the Union. *Even as tensions in North Korea, the French election and a flagging "Trump trade" have weighed on sentiment in recent weeks investors have held on, encouraged by a strong...

  • By April 18, fund managers had accumulated a net position equivalent to 3,511 billion cubic feet, the highest for three years, according to data published by U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Futures prices for gas delivered to Henry Hub in June 2017 have fallen from a recent high of $3.33 per million British thermal units on April 7 to $3.19 on April 21.

  • SYDNEY, April 24- Shanghai copper futures ended higher on Monday after see-sawing for most of the session as investors cut bets that Chinese demand was getting stronger and global tensions were easing. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan. *The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange gained 0.23 percent...

  • *Soybeans hit highest since March 30 at $9.68/ bushel. SINGAPORE, April 24- Chicago soybean futures climbed for a second straight session on Monday to a three-week high with a weaker dollar and short-covering by investors driving the market higher. The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade was up 0.6 percent at $9.66-3/ 4 a bushel.

  • SYDNEY, April 24- Shanghai copper futures opened higher on Monday but quickly went into negative territory as investors cut bets that Chinese demand was getting stronger and that global tensions were easing. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan. *The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange dropped 0.24...

  • SYDNEY, April 24- U.S. soybeans rose more than 0.5 percent on Monday as a weaker dollar pushed the oilseed to a three-week high. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.55 percent to $9.66 a bushel, near the session high of $9.66-3/ 4 a bushel- the highest since March 30. *The U.S. Agriculture Department said private exporters reported the...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. stock index futures rose sharply on Sunday on relief that centrist Emmanuel Macron took the first round of voting in the French presidential election, reducing the prospect of an anti-establishment market shock. Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff and opinion polls on Sunday had him easily winning the final...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. Treasury debt futures prices fell on Sunday after centrist Emmanuel Macron took the first round of voting in the French presidential election. Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff and opinion polls on Sunday had him easily winning the final clash.

  • NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. stock futures opened sharply higher on Sunday after centrist Emmanuel Macron took the first round of voting in the French presidential election. Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff and opinion polls on Sunday had him easily winning the final clash. Futures snapshot at 6:15 p.m. EDT:.

  • S&P 500 E-MINI FUTURES EXTEND GAINS, LAST UP 1 PCT.

  • U.S. 10- YEAR TREASURY NOTE FUTURES PRICES DOWN 22/ 32 AS TRADING BEGINS FOLLOWING FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS.

  • S&P 500 E-MINI FUTURES OPEN 0.8 PCT HIGHER AFTER CENTRIST MACRON WINS FIRST ROUND OF FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

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  • *Russian energy minister won't say whether to join new OPEC cuts. NEW YORK, April 21- Oil prices tumbled more than 2 percent on Friday, notching the biggest weekly decline in more than a month on mounting evidence that U.S. production and inventory growth were offsetting OPEC's attempts to reduce the global crude glut. Brent futures settled at $51.96 a barrel, down...

  • *U.S. crude dips below $50 a barrel for first time since April 4. U.S. crude futures fell below $50 a barrel for the first time in more than two weeks on renewed fears that increasing U.S. production will thwart OPEC's attempts to reduce the global oil glut. "After Brexit everyone has to be concerned," said Joe Saluzzi, co-manager of trading at Themis Trading in Chatham,...

  • CHICAGO, April 21- U.S. wheat futures fell on Friday, with key contracts hitting all-time lows as the outlook for Canadian plantings topped expectations and threatened to add to the already abundant global stockpile, traders said. Chicago Board of Trade July corn futures ended down 1/ 2 cent at $3.63-3/ 4 a bushel. CBOT July soft red winter wheat was off 3/ 4 cent at...

  • Drillers added five oil rigs in the week to April 21, bringing the total count up to 688, the most since April 2015,. RIG-OL-USA- BHI> That is more than double the same week a year ago when there were only 343 active oil rigs. U.S. crude futures dropped below $50 a barrel on.

  • CHICAGO, April 21- U.S. wheat futures fell on Friday, with key contracts hitting all-time lows as the outlook for Canadian plantings topped expectations and threatened to add to the already abundant global stockpile, traders said. At 10:42 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade July corn futures were down 1-1/ 4 cents at $3.63 a bushel. CBOT July soft red winter wheat was...

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