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  • Chicago Board of Trade September soft red winter wheat futures were 2-1/ 2 cents higher at $4.80-1/ 4 a bushel. Spring wheat yield prospects in central and northwestern North Dakota are down significantly from a year ago following hot and dry weather during the growing season, scouts on Wheat Quality Council's annual crop tour of the state said on Wednesday.

  • statement@ SAO PAULO, July 27- Yields on Brazilian interest rate futures slumped on Thursday after the central bank hinted that it could maintain an aggressive pace of rate cuts as inflation slowed sharply. The bank cut the benchmark Selic rate by a widely expected 100 basis points late on Wednesday to 9.25 percent, the first time it has hit single digits since...

  • LONDON, July 27- Oil prices traded close to eight-week highs on Thursday, boosted by a steeper-than-expected slide in U.S. crude inventories last week. Brent crude futures dipped by 2 cents to $50.95 a barrel at 1346 GMT, after rising about 1.5 percent in the previous session. On Wednesday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a 7.2 million barrel...

  • *Facebook jumps after quarterly results beat expectations. July 27- U.S. stock index futures looked set to open higher on Thursday a day after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged, while investors assessed a flurry of corporate earnings reports. Wall Street closed at record highs on Wednesday, propelled by strong quarterly earnings.

  • LONDON, July 27- Oil prices were under pressure from a stronger dollar on Thursday, but stayed close to eight-week highs with support from a steeper-than-expected slide in U.S. crude inventories. Brent crude futures fell 34 cents at $50.63 a barrel at 1207 GMT, after rising about 1.5 percent in the previous session. West Texas Intermediate futures slipped 37...

  • LONDON, July 27- Hedge funds are some of the most important and dynamic participants in the oil market but public information on their positions and behaviour is severely limited. Money managers held long positions across the three major futures and options contracts linked to Brent and WTI totalling 771 million barrels on July 18, according to exchange and...

  • PARIS/ SYDNEY, July 27- Chicago wheat futures rose on Thursday, pulling away from a one-month low struck a day earlier, as a widely watched crop tour showing poor yields for U.S. spring wheat shifted attention back to weather risks. The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade had climbed 0.9 percent to $4.82 a bushel by 1133 GMT. The rise extended a...

  • July 27- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged and ahead of a raft of earnings reports, led by Amazon and Intel. *Wall Street closed at record highs on Wednesday, propelled by strong quarterly earnings. *Shares of Facebook jumped 5.91 percent in premarket trading after the social network's...

  • LONDON, July 27- Oil prices held just below eight-week highs on Thursday, supported by a steeper-than-expected decline in U.S. crude inventories that boosted expectations of a shift to a more balanced market. Brent crude futures dipped 9 cents at $50.88 a barrel at 0950 GMT, after rising about 1.5 percent in the previous session. Kuwait and United Arab Emirates,...

  • SINGAPORE, July 27- Oil prices were sitting just below eight-week highs on Thursday, buoyed by hopes that a steeper-than-expected decline in U.S. crude oil inventories will reduce global oversupply. Brent crude futures were down 9 cents, or 0.1 percent, at $50.88 a barrel at 0655 GMT, after rising about 1.5 percent in the previous session. West Texas Intermediate...

  • LONDON, July 26- Futures and options markets play an increasingly important role in pricing crude oil but little is known about the identity and behaviour of market participants or their impact on prices. The only comprehensive information on traders positions regularly available comes from the commitments of traders reports issued weekly by regulators...

  • SINGAPORE, July 27- Oil prices were sitting just below 8- week highs on Thursday, buoyed by hopes that a steeper-than-expected decline in U.S. crude oil inventories will reduce global oversupply. Brent crude futures were down 16 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $50.81 a barrel at 0536 GMT, after rising about 1.5 percent in the previous session. West Texas Intermediate...

  • SINGAPORE, July 27- Oil prices were sitting just below 8- week highs on Thursday, buoyed by hopes that a steeper-than-expected decline in U.S. crude oil inventories will reduce global oversupply. Brent crude futures were down 6 cents, or 0.1 percent, at $50.91 a barrel at 0340 GMT, after rising about 1.5 percent in the previous session. West Texas Intermediate...

  • SYDNEY, July 27- U.S. wheat rose 1 percent on Thursday to rebound from a near one-month low touched in the previous session, with a widely watched crop tour showing extensive damage to yields from recent hot, dry weather. The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade had climbed 1.2 percent to $4.83-1/ 2 a bushel by 0248 GMT. The Wheat Quality Council tour...

  • SINGAPORE, July 27- Oil prices dipped on Thursday after three days of gains, but were sitting just below 8- week highs on hopes that a steeper-than-expected decline in U.S. crude oil inventories will reduce a global oversupply. Brent crude futures were down 15 cents or 0.3 percent at $50.82 a barrel at 0150 GMT, after rising about 1.5 percent in the previous session.

  • *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.5 percent to $4.80-1/ 4 a bushel by 0110 GMT, having closed up 0.8 percent on Wednesday when prices touched a near one-month low of $4.73 a bushel. *The most active corn futures were also little changed at $3.86-1/ 4 a bushel, having gained 1 percent in the previous session after prices had earlier hit a...

  • *Venezuela risk also supports prices. *Nigeria agrees to join push to rein in output. NEW YORK, July 26- Oil prices rose to near eight-week highs on Wednesday, with Brent crude futures above $50 a barrel, as a much steeper than expected decline in U.S. inventories encouraged hopes the global crude glut would recede.

  • CHICAGO, July 26- U.S. wheat futures firmed on Wednesday, with MGEX spring wheat contracts posting the biggest gains as results from a crop tour confirmed that drought in the northern Plains severely crimped harvest potential in that key growing region. Traders also noted bargain buying in wheat futures as the benchmark Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter...

  • July 26- The CME Group said on Wednesday that it will develop futures and options based on the repurchase agreement market, after a bank committee in June selected a benchmark repo rate to be used as an alternative to Libor in derivatives transactions. The Alternative Reference Rates Committee selected a broad repo rate as a new benchmark at the behest of...

  • *Venezuela risk adds bullish tone. *Nigeria agrees to join push to rein in output. NEW YORK, July 26- Oil prices rose to near eight-week highs on Wednesday, with Brent crude futures at over $50 a barrel, as a fall in U.S. inventories bolstered expectations that the long-oversupplied market was moving toward balance.

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