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  • TOKYO, May 25- Japanese stocks edged up on Thursday as investors bought futures after the yen weakened in Asian trade, while a surge in index-heavyweights such as SoftBank supported sentiment. Information technology conglomerate SoftBank jumped as much as 4.5 percent to hit a near two-week high of 8,894 yen and contributed to a hefty 31 positive points to the...

  • SYDNEY, May 25- U.S. wheat edged higher on Thursday to extend two-day gains to nearly 1 percent as investors covered short positions, but easing concerns about the state of U.S. crops dragged. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade rose 0.23 percent to $4.33-1/ 2 a bushel, having closed up a touch on Wednesday. *Oil prices retreated slightly on...

  • *Spot gold was down 0.1 percent at $1,256.61 per ounce by 0053 GMT. *U.S. gold futures were up 0.3 percent at $1,256.8 an ounce. *London's gold benchmark experienced large, unpredictable fluctuations after some banks left the auction that sets the price relied upon by the $5 trillion- a-year bullion market, according to a Reuters analysis of trading data.

  • CHICAGO, May 24- Chicago wheat futures closed higher on Wednesday on light short covering, one day after the spot contract fell about 1 percent on better-than-expected U.S. wheat condition ratings. Chicago Board of Trade July wheat settled up 3 cents at $4.32-1/ 2 per bushel, halting a two-day slide. CBOT July corn ended up 1-3/ 4 cents at $3.71-1/ 4 a bushel and July...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Getting new customers involved in more interactive experiences is going to be a big part of the future for casinos in the United States and around the world, participants in a major gambling conference predicted Wednesday. Casino executives, digital experts and payment processors at the conference in Atlantic City agreed casinos need to...

  • CHICAGO, May 24- Chicago wheat futures inched higher Wednesday on light short-covering, one day after the spot contract fell about 1 percent on better-than-expected U.S. wheat condition ratings, traders said. As of 12:54 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade July wheat was up 2-1/ 4 cents at $4.31-3/ 4 per bushel, on track to halt a two-day slide. CBOT July corn was up 3/ 4 cent...

  • China downgrade hits copper

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on China downgrading copper from the commodity desk.

  • May 24- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve releasing the minutes of its May meeting that will help investors gauge the chances of a rate hike next month. *Shares of Lowe's fell 4.4 percent to $78.75 in premarket trading after the No. 2 U.S. home improvement chain reported a lower-than-expected profit and...

  • A worker walks at the Nahr Bin Umar field, Iraq.

    One top RBC strategist says OPEC will have to dig deeper to solve crude oil's oversupply problems.

  • SINGAPORE/ PARIS, May 24- Chicago wheat futures slid for a third session with the U.S. hard red winter crop's resilience to late spring snow storms pulling the market lower while soybeans were virtually flat after recovering from early losses. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most-active wheat contract fell by 0.2 percent to $4.28-1/ 2 a bushel, having closed down 1.1...

  • SINGAPORE, May 24- Chicago soybean futures slid for a second session on Wednesday while corn edged up after closing lower the previous day, with easing concerns over planting delays in the U.S. grain belt adding pressure to grains markets. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybean contract lost 0.4 percent to $9.44-1/ 2 a bushel by 0322 GMT, having closed down...

  • *The USDA estimated that U.S. soybean plantings were 53 percent complete, above the five-year average of 52 percent. *Soybean futures drew underlying support from a USDA announcement that private exporters in the last day sold 126,000 tonnes of old-crop U.S. soybeans to unknown destinations. *Oil prices settled a bit higher on Tuesday as expectations of an...

  • GASOLINE FUTURES BRIEFLY TURN POSITIVE AFTER API DATA SHOWS BIGGER-THAN-EXPECTED DRAW IN INVENTORIES.

  • RBC strategist previews OPEC's Vienna meeting

    Helima Croft of RBC Capital Markets gives CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis a preview of OPEC's upcoming meeting in Vienna.

  • Silver hits 3-week high

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports from the commodity desk on silver's 3-week high and what's next for silver.

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The Republican-led U.S. derivatives regulatory agency is splitting with the White House over how large its fiscal 2018 budget should be, saying it needs extra funds to help carry out its mission. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Tuesday it is seeking a $31.5 million boost on its current $250 million budget.

  • *Congress holds the federal purse strings and often ignores presidential budgets, which are proposals and may not take effect in its current form. *Wall Street closed higher on Monday boosted by technology shares and by defense companies, which gained after the United States and Saudi Arabia signed a $110 billion arms deal. *The deal was struck during Trump's...

  • HAMBURG, May 23- Chicago corn and soybean futures dropped on Tuesday on signs U.S. farmers are making fast planting progress despite concern rain may disrupt sowings. "But the latest crop condition and sowing reports from the USDA on Monday did not confirm the worst fears about the impact of rain on U.S. crops and sowings, and markets are down today."

  • HAMBURG, May 23- Chicago corn and soybean futures dropped on Tuesday on signs U.S. farmers are making fast planting progress despite concern rain may disrupt sowings. "But the latest crop condition and sowing reports from the USDA on Monday did not confirm the worst fears about the impact of rain on U.S. crops and sowings, and markets are down today."

  • *Wheat faces pressure on USDA's winter crop ratings. SINGAPORE, May 23- Chicago corn futures ticked lower on Tuesday as the market took a breather after climbing to a three-week high in the last session on concerns over wet weather delaying U.S. planting. "The USDA's survey of winter wheat crop conditions recorded no deterioration despite poor weather in these...

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