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  • SYDNEY, July 24- U.S. corn futures fell 2 percent on Monday to hit a one-week low as forecasts for rain eased fears of potential production losses. The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were down 2 percent at $3.85-3/ 4 a bushel at 0451 GMT, after earlier touching their lowest since July 17 at $3.84-3/ 4 a bushel. The recent dry conditions have already...

  • SYDNEY, July 24- U.S. corn futures fell 2 percent on Monday to hit a one-week low as forecasts for rain eased fears of potential production losses. The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade had fallen 2 percent to $3.85-3/ 4 a bushel by 0041 GMT, after earlier touching their lowest since July 17 at $3.84-3/ 4 a bushel. "Dry weather has been the big concern...

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  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.2538, or 79.76 U.S. cents. Speculators were net long 8,043 Canadian dollar contracts as of July 18, data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Reuters calculations showed. Retail sales rose by 0.6 percent in May from April, a sign of strength that analysts said boosts the case for another interest rate hike from the Bank of...

  • Wheat futures were weaker, with a sell-off in MGEX spring pulling Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat and K.C. hard red winter wheat contracts into negative territory. "Corn was down all day long off of unexpected rains through the center of Iowa and a six-to-ten day model run that came in somewhat wetter and less hot than yesterday's," Charlie Sernatinger,...

  • "It is a little bit of a moderation in the weather forecast," said Bill Gentry, a broker at Risk Management Commodities. Wheat futures were weaker, with a sell-off in MGEX spring pulling Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat and K.C. hard red winter wheat contracts into negative territory. At 11:31 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures were...

  • SYDNEY/ PARIS, July 21- U.S. corn fell below $4 a bushel on Friday as traders took profits at the end of a week where corn was on track to gain around 2.5 pct in response to forecasts for continued adverse weather which added to fears of production losses. The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 1.3 percent to $3.99-1/ 2 a bushel after closing...

  • July 21- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Friday, but continued to hover around record levels, as investors took cues from earnings reports of industrial heavyweights General Electric and Honeywell. *The tech sector has been the best performing S&P sector this year, despite concerns over stretched valuation, as investors look for growth in an...

  • *Market anticipates no change from OPEC meet- Analyst. SINGAPORE, July 21- Oil prices edged up on Friday ahead of a key meeting of major oil producing nations next week, but Brent held below the $50 per barrel level that was briefly breached for the first time in six weeks in the previous session. International benchmark Brent crude futures were up 10 cents, or 0.2...

  • BEIJING, July 21- China's steel rebar futures fell for a second day on Friday on mounting concern that rising output from mills seeking to cash in on higher prices has glutted the market. Stockpiles of rebar in 35 major cities in China rose 123,600 tonnes to 4 million tonnes by Friday compared with the previous week, according to data on the Mysteel Consultancy...

  • SYDNEY, July 21- A weak dollar helped lift copper prices above $6,000 a tonne in Asian trading on Friday, erasing an overnight dip and setting the stage for a strong start to the London market. *SHANGHAI COPPER: The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange ended 0.52 percent firmer at 48,000 yuan a tonne. *ALUMINIUM OUTPUT UP: Daily average...

  • *Market anticipates no change from OPEC meet- Analyst. SINGAPORE, July 21- Oil prices edged up on Friday ahead of a key meeting of major oil producing nations next week, but Brent held below the $50 per barrel level that was briefly breached for the first time in six weeks in the previous session. International benchmark Brent crude futures were up 10 cents, or 0.2...

  • TOKYO, July 21- Japanese government bonds mostly edged higher on Friday, a day after the Bank of Japan trimmed its inflation forecasts. The Ministry of Finance's sale of off-the-run JGBs in a liquidity enhancing auction met solid demand, which underpinned market sentiment. Weekly investment flow data released earlier in the session showed foreign investors...

  • *Market anticipates no change from OPEC meet- Analyst. SINGAPORE, July 21- Oil prices were little changed on Friday ahead of a key meeting of major oil producing nations next week, with Brent sitting below the $50 per barrel level that was briefly breached for the first time in six weeks in the previous session. International benchmark Brent crude futures were at...

  • BEIJING, July 21- China's steel rebar futures fell for a second day on Friday on mounting concern that rising output from mills seeking to cash in on higher prices has glutted the market. Stockpiles of rebar in 35 major cities in China rose 123,600 tonnes to 4 million tonnes by Friday compared with the previous week, according to data on the Mysteel Consultancy...

  • SYDNEY, July 21- U.S. corn edged lower on Friday, but the grain was on track to post a weekly gain of around 3.5 pct as forecasts for continued adverse weather stoked fears of production losses. The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.4 percent to $4.03-1/ 4 a bushel after closing up 2.1 percent on Thursday when prices hit a high of $4.06-3/ 4...

  • *SHANGHAI COPPER: The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange opened 0.2 percent firmer at 47,790 yuan a tonne. *ALUMINIUM OUTPUT UP: Daily average primary aluminium output excluding China rose to 70,300 tonnes in June, from 70,000 tonnes in May, data from the International Aluminium Institute showed. *STEEL TALKS: Seeking a more positive...

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  • "Temperatures will continue to bake the northern Plains and western Corn Belt until the weekend, with triple-digit readings expected in parts of Iowa," Farm Futures senior analyst Bryce Knorr said in a note to clients. The benchmark Chicago Board of Trade September soft. Chicago Board of Trade corn for December delivery settled up 8-1/ 2 cents at $4.04-3/ 4 a bushel.

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