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Commodities Futures

  • *Soybeans up 1 pct, potential yield loss after rains in Argentina. SINGAPORE, Feb 21- Chicago soybean futures gained almost 1 percent on Tuesday as the market recovered from its lowest in more than two weeks with rains in Argentina raising concerns over potential decline in yields. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybean contract rose 0.9 percent to...

  • TOKYO, Feb 21- Crude futures rose for a second day on Tuesday, with data showing hedge funds are betting big across oil markets following OPEC production cuts agreed last year. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 31 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $53.71 a barrel at 0218 GMT, after rising about 0.5 percent in a shortened session on Monday due to a U.S. national holiday.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 21- U.S. soybeans rose 1 percent on Tuesday, rebounding from a more than two-week low hit in the previous session, as heavy rains in Argentina over the weekend stoked concerns over potential yield losses. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.94 percent to $10.42-1/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 1.1 percent on Friday when...

  • *Spot gold inched down 0.2 percent to $1,235.08 per. ounce at 0058 GMT, while U.S. gold futures also fell 0.2 percent to $1,236.2. *Holdings of the largest gold-backed exchange traded fund, New York's SPDR Gold Trust GLD, fell 0.28 percent on Friday from Thursday, while the largest silver-backed ETF, New York's iShares Silver Trust SLV, remained unchanged during the...

  • TOKYO, Feb 21- U.S. crude futures rose for a second day on Tuesday, with data showing hedge funds are betting big across oil markets following OPEC production cuts agreed last year. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 23 cents at $53.63 a barrel at 0032 GMT. Investors now hold more crude futures and options than at any time on record, after members of the Organization...

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Hedge funds and other money managers have amassed a very large bullish position in crude oil futures and options without so far having much impact on oil prices. The combined net long position has a notional valuation of more than $49 billion, which is the highest since July 2014. Fund managers now have the most bullish view on oil since the first half...

  • *OPEC cut compliance around 90 pct, but U.S. output rising. Investors have certainly taken OPEC members at their word on their commitment to cut production and now hold more crude futures and options than at any time on record. "There is still a general consensus that the OPEC/ non- OPEC agreement helps supply to get in line with demand.

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Gold firmed on Monday as the dollar softened, although moves were muted as markets awaited details on U.S. Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,237.67 an ounce by 1440 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for April delivery were. "We have settled into a $1,220- 1,245 range, with activity expected to be light on Presidents Day," Saxo Bank's head of commodity strategy...

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Hedge funds and other money managers have amassed a very large bullish position in crude oil futures and options without so far having much impact on oil prices. The combined net long position has a notional valuation of more than $49 billion, which is the highest since July 2014. Fund managers now have the most bullish view on oil since the first half...

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Gold held steady on Monday as traders awaited further clues on the pace of U.S. interest rate rises from a group of Federal Reserve officials due to speak this week. Spot gold was at $1,236.01 an ounce at 1230 GMT,. little changed from $1,235.22 on Friday, while U.S. gold futures for April delivery were down 0.2 percent at $1,237.10.

  • *OPEC cut compliance around 90 pct, but U.S. output rising. Investors have certainly taken OPEC members at their word on their commitment to cut production and now hold more crude futures and options than at any time on record. "There is still a general consensus that the OPEC/ non- OPEC agreement helps supply to get in line with demand.

  • *OPEC cut compliance around 90 pct, but U.S. output rising. Investors have certainly taken OPEC members at their word on their commitment to cut production and now hold more U.S. crude futures and options than at any time on record. "There is still a general consensus that the OPEC/ non- OPEC agreement helps supply to get in line with demand.

  • Brent futures were up 23 cents at $56.04 a barrel at 0750 GMT, while U.S. "Sustained gains above $55 a barrel, and a hoped for rally to $60 a barrel, both proving incredibly tough nuts to crack," said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at futures brokerage OANDA in Singapore. "At the crux of the matter is that 90 percent OPEC compliance is being balanced by ever...

  • Brent futures were up 17 cents at $55.98 a barrel at 0616 GMT, while U.S. "Sustained gains above $55 a barrel, and a hoped for rally to $60 a barrel, both proving incredibly tough nuts to crack," said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at futures brokerage OANDA in Singapore. "At the crux of the matter is that 90 percent OPEC compliance is being balanced by ever...

  • *Spot gold may break support at $1,233/ oz- technicals. Spot gold had edged down 0.1 percent to $1,234.28 per ounce by 0319 GMT, while U.S. gold futures fell 0.3. "We expect muted trading to start the week in Asia with a U.S. holiday today, although a break in gold of $1,231 may flush away some nervous long positions," said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at OANDA.

  • Brent futures were down 5 cents at $55.75 a barrel at 0245 GMT, while U.S. "Sustained gains above $55 a barrel, and a hoped for rally to $60 a barrel, both proving incredibly tough nuts to crack," said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at futures brokerage OANDA in Singapore. "At the crux of the matter is that 90 percent OPEC compliance is being balanced by ever...

  • BEIJING, Feb 20- China's top coal producers will meet on Tuesday to discuss plans for stabilising output this year, the official Shanghai Securities News reported. Coke and coking coal futures rose on Monday after Beijing suspended imports of North Korean coal as part of its efforts to implement United Nations sanctions against the country.

  • BEIJING, Feb 20- China's top coal producers will meet on Tuesday to discuss plans for stabilizing output this year, the official Shanghai Securities News reported. Coke and coking coal futures rose on Monday after Beijing suspended imports of North Korean coal as part of its efforts to implement United Nations sanctions against the country.

  • BEIJING, Feb 20- China's steel, coke and coking coal futures rose on Monday after Beijing suspended imports of North Korean coal as part of its efforts to implement United Nations sanctions against the country. "Rebar jumped on anticipation that the ban on North Korean anthracite could lead to higher costs for steel mills that will struggle to find cheaper...

  • BEIJING, Feb 20- China's coke and coking coal futures rose in early Monday trade after Beijing suspended imports of North Korean coal as part of its efforts to implement United Nations sanctions against its northern neighbor. China stopped all imports of coal from North Korea from Sunday, the country's commerce ministry said in a notice posted on its website on...

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