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  • *Wheat prices fall on Egypt demand uncertainty. LONDON, Feb 8- U.S. soybeans slid to a one-month low on Monday as rains across Argentina eased fears over dry weather curbing yields while wheat also fell as uncertainty about demand from top buyer Egypt kept prices under pressure. Wheat futures were lower weighed by uncertainty about trade with Egypt following the...

  • *Focus shifting to Fed testimony, IEA, EIA and OPEC data. *Iran says European buyers agreed to lift its crude. Global benchmark Brent futures were down 68 cents at $33.38 at 1212 GMT, while U.S. crude futures lost 81 cents to $30.08.

  • *Saudi, Venezuela meet ends with few signs of price boost. TOKYO, Feb 8- Crude oil futures rose on Monday in thin trade as many Asian markets were on holiday for Lunar New Year, with few trading cues expected until Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives testimony to lawmakers later in the week. U.S. crude futures were also up 30 cents at $31.19, after falling 83 cents to...

  • TOKYO, Feb 8- Crude oil futures inched up on Monday in thin trade as many Asian markets were on holiday for Lunar New Year, with few trading cues expected until Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives testimony to lawmakers later in the week. Global benchmark Brent futures were up 9 cents at $34.157 at 0403 GMT. U.S. crude futures were also up 9 cents at $30.98, after...

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 8- London copper edged down on Monday after the dollar rallied following robust U.S. jobs data, with the start of a week-long holiday in China draining liquidity from the market. *The Shanghai Futures Exchange is closed for the Lunar New Year holiday and will reopen Monday Feb. 15. *Hedge funds and money managers cut a bearish position in copper to the...

  • TOKYO, Feb 8- Crude oil futures were mixed in early Asian trade on Monday after a meeting between OPEC producers Saudi Arabia and Venezuela to discuss coordination on prices ended with few signs there would be steps taken to boost prices. Brent crude futures, the global benchmark was down 9 cents at $33.97 at 0039 GMT. Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali al-Naimi...

  • The other 'recession' haunting stock markets Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 11:01 AM ET
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    Corporate profits look to have suffered their third straight quarter of declines.

  • Traders want to know: Where's the bottom? Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 6:05 PM ET
    A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    For months we have watched energy, materials, and global industrials weaken on concerns about oil oversupply and slower global growth.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 5- Gold rose to a three-month high in volatile trade on Friday, as a mixed U.S. jobs report prompted investors to reassess the outlook for U.S. interest rates this year, putting bullion on track for its strongest weekly performance in more than a year. "The futures curve is showing that the probability of a March hike has fallen to around 10 percent,...

  • Feb 5- U.S. energy firms deepened their cuts in oil drilling rigs in the seventh week of declines to the lowest levels since March 2010, data showed on Friday, as they continue to cut spending due to the collapse in crude prices. Front-month U.S. crude futures were trading at about $31 per barrel and Brent at $34 on Friday, on track to end the week lower after two...

  • Feb 5- U.S. energy firms this week cut oil rigs for a seventh week in a row to the lowest levels since March 2010, data showed on Friday, as energy firms continue to cut spending due to the collapse in crude prices. Front-month U.S. crude futures were trading at about $31 per barrel and Brent at $34 on Friday, on track to end the week lower after two consecutive weeks of...

  • Chicago, Feb 5- U.S. wheat futures slumped for a second session on Friday, anchored by ample global supplies and after top importer Egypt canceled a tender for the second time this week. Corn and soybeans were also lower at the Chicago Board of Trade, with all three markets on pace for a weekly decline ahead of a U.S. Department of Agriculture supply and demand...

  • Into the futures: Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 12:30 PM ET
    Into the futures:

    The Futures Now team discusses next week's earnings reports.

  • Futures Now: Crude lower after jobs report Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 12:26 PM ET
    Futures Now: Crude lower after jobs

    The Futures Now team discusses crude oil's 1 percent move lower, and whether the price will hold $30 after the jobs number, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and Anthony Grisanti, GRZ Energy.

  • LONDON, Feb 5- Oil is on track to end the week lower after two consecutive weeks of gains in a volatile Friday session, as bearish fundamentals pressure prices despite bullish indications earlier in the week. International benchmark Brent crude futures were 53 cents lower at $33.93 per barrel at 1454 GMT, and down from an intraday high of $35.14.

  • Feb 5- U.S. stock index futures turned negative on Friday after data showed employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs last month, below the 190,000 expected by economists polled by Reuters. Futures snapshot at 8:31 a.m. ET:.

  • Feb 5- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday as investors awaited the January employment report that could provide clues on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy outlook. The data is expected at 8:30 a.m. ET. *Stocks have had a rough start to 2016, hurt by tepid U.S. growth, falling oil prices and concern that the world faces a China- led slowdown.

  • Futures market operator CME's profit falls 4.8 pct Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 7:08 AM ET

    Feb 5- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, reported a 4.8 percent fall in quarterly profit due to lower transaction volume and clearing fees. Net income attributable to CME fell to $291.7 million, or 86 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $306.5 million, or 91 cents per share, a year earlier. CME, which owns the Chicago Board of...

  • This could be the ultimate bull trap Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 6:45 AM ET
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    Gold prices have surged 9 percent in 2016, but if history is any indication, buying it now could be the ultimate bull trap.

  • LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Feb 5- Crude oil futures steadied on Friday after earlier losses, as bearish fundamentals weighed on markets at the end of a volatile week that saw prices seesaw over 10 percent within a day. International benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at $34.37 per barrel at 0917 GMT, down 9 cents from their last settlement after dipping below $34...

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