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  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 28- If you did nothing more than look at China's imports of iron ore, you would be satisfied that the robust rally in the price of steel-making ingredient is entirely justified. The strength in iron ore imports is being mirrored in the price, with futures on the Dalian Commodity Exchange rising 2.7 percent to close at 710.5 yuan a tonne on...

  • *Chicago wheat set for biggest monthly rise since Sept 2015. SINGAPORE, Feb 28- Chicago wheat futures edged higher on Tuesday on expectations of strong demand for U.S. cargoes after a recent decline in prices, with the market poised for its biggest monthly gain in 17 months. The Chicago Board of Trade's most-active wheat contract has climbed 4.7 percent so far in...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 28- U.S. wheat edged up on Tuesday to move away from near a one-week low touched the day before, remaining on track for its biggest monthly gain in 17 months on expectations of strong demand for U.S. exports. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade are up more than 4.5 percent for the month in what would be the biggest such gain since...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- For every buyer of futures and options there must be a seller. For every long position there must be a corresponding short position. Since September 2009, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has employed a four-way classification for all traders with reportable positions in crude oil.

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  • CHICAGO, Feb 27- U.S. wheat futures fell 2 percent to their lowest in nearly three weeks on Monday, weakening on technical sales after firming briefly during the overnight trading session. "If you look at the weather, there just is not anything to hang your hat on on the friendly side," Northstar Commodity Investment Co chief analyst Mark Schultz said.

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  • CHICAGO, Feb 27- U.S. wheat futures fell 2 percent to their lowest in nearly three weeks on Monday, weakening on technical sales after firming briefly during the overnight trading session. "If you look at the weather, there just is not anything to hang your hat on on the friendly side," Northstar Commodity Investment Co chief analyst Mark Schultz said.

  • *UAE and Iraq pledge to catch up with output cut targets. On its second to last day as the front-month contract, Brent futures for April delivery were up 16 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $56.15 a barrel by 11:24 a.m. EST. Money managers also raised their bullish U.S. crude futures and options positions in the week to Feb. 21 to the highest on record, the U.S. Commodity Futures...

  • *UAE and Iraq pledge to catch up with production cut targets. Brent crude oil rose 58 cents to $56.57 a barrel by 1433 GMT, while U.S. Money managers also raised their bullish U.S. crude futures and options positions in the week to Feb. 21 to the highest on record, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Friday.

  • LONDON, Feb 27- For every buyer of futures and options there must be a seller. For every long position there must be a corresponding short position. Since September 2009, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has employed a four-way classification for all traders with reportable positions in crude oil.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- Passive investment funds are poised to shift an estimated $2 billion from far-term to near-term crude futures over the next week, anticipating an energy market rally as a historic OPEC output cut slashes supply. The switch may foreshadow the end of a global oil glut that built up during a two-year price war. On Friday, the Brent May contract price...

  • *UAE and Iraq pledge to catch up with production cut targets. Brent crude oil rose 52 cents to $56.51 a barrel by 1224 GMT, while U.S. Money managers also raised their bullish U.S. crude futures and options positions in the week to Feb. 21 to the highest on record, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Friday.

  • Feb 27- U.S. stock index futures struggled for direction on Monday as investors looked for fresh catalysts following Wall Street's record-setting run. *Investors will keenly watch President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening for clues on his proposed tax reform and how he plans to overhaul the Affordable Healthcare Act.

  • *UAE and Iraq pledge to catch up with production cut targets. Brent crude oil rose 55 cents to $56.54 a barrel by 1053 GMT, while U.S. Money managers raised their bullish U.S. crude futures and options positions in the week to Feb. 21 to the highest on record, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Friday.

  • *Soybeans up for 2nd day on slow selling by Brazil farmers. SINGAPORE, Feb 27- Chicago wheat futures slid for a third consecutive session on Monday to hit a near one-week low, with lack of demand for U.S. shipments amid abundant global supplies weighing on the market. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract lost 0.3 percent to $4.46-3/ 4 a bushel by 0345...

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 27- London copper prices inched towards the key level of $6,000 a tonne on Monday, with supply concerns simmering amid production stoppages at the world's two biggest copper mines. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper rose 0.8 percent to 48,130 yuan a tonne. *A strike at Noranda Income Fund's zinc processing plant in Quebec stretched into a 13th day on...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 27- U.S. wheat prices were set to drop for a third straight session on Monday after hitting a six-day low, with ample global supply weighing on markets. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade fell 0.5 percent to $4.45-3/ 4 a bushel, after earlier touching their lowest since Feb. 21 at $4.45-1/ 2 a bushel. *Weekly data from the U.S. Commodity...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- Passive investment funds are poised to shift an estimated $2 billion from far-term to near-term crude futures over the next week, anticipating an energy market rally as a historic OPEC output cut slashes supply. The switch may foreshadow the end of a global oil glut that built up during a two-year price war. On Friday, the Brent May contract price...

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