Commodities Futures

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Sept 29- Chicago soybean and corn futures each rose about 1 percent on Thursday as rain forecasts maintained some uncertainty about the U.S. harvest and countered pressure from a record production outlook. Wheat edged higher as adverse weather in Australia raised doubts over what has also been tipped to be a bumper crop in the southern...

  • *Wall Street ended higher on Wednesday as the oil rally lifted shares of energy companies. *Yellen speaks on banking and the economy at 4:00 p.m. ET in Washington and her comments will be parsed for any hints on the future path of interest rates. *Fed Board Governor Jerome Powell and Kansas City Fed President Esther George, members who vote on interest rates, are...

  • *Shanghai lead at strongest since March 2013. LONDON, Sept 29- Lead climbed to its highest since May last year on Thursday, supported by steadier copper prices and worries over mine supply contraction, while nickel retreated from a seven-week high as inventories remain ample. On the Shanghai Futures Exchange, the most-traded lead contract for November delivery...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 29- Oil futures retreated on Thursday as the market grew more sceptical on how OPEC would implement a plan to curb oil output a day after the group agreed to limit production. OPEC said each member's output cuts will be decided at its next formal meeting in November, when an invitation to join the deal could also be extended to other producers such as...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 29- Oil futures retreated on Thursday as the market grew more sceptical on how OPEC would implement a plan to curb oil output a day after the group agreed to limit production. OPEC said each member's output cuts will be decided at its next formal meeting in November, when an invitation to join the deal could also be extended to other producers such as...

  • *Commodity-linked currencies held firm on Thursday after OPEC agreed to cut oil output in the first such deal since 2008, boosting oil prices sharply. *Oil futures extended gains on Thursday after rising nearly 6 percent the day before on a surprise move by OPEC to curb crude output. *Wall Street ended higher on Wednesday after an OPEC agreement to limit crude...

  • MANILA, Sept 29- London lead futures rose as much as 1 percent on Thursday to the highest since May last year amid expectations for brisk demand, while nickel held near seven-week highs on supply risks from top ore exporter Philippines. On the Shanghai Futures Exchange, the most-traded lead for November delivery rose 2.2 percent to 15,005 yuan a tonne.

  • *Spot gold had risen 0.3 percent to $1,324.76 an ounce by 0047 GMT. *U.S. gold futures were up 0.4 percent at $1,328.30 an ounce. *OPEC agreed on Wednesday modest oil output cuts in the first such deal since 2008, with the group's leader Saudi Arabia softening its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 29- Oil futures extended gains on Thursday after rising nearly 6 percent the day before on a surprise move by OPEC to curb crude output. But how much each country will produce is to be decided at the next formal OPEC meeting in November, when an invitation to join cuts could also be extended to non- OPEC countries such as Russia. "The decision really took...

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  • CHICAGO, Sept 28- U.S. corn and soybean futures weakened on Wednesday on expectations that drier weather in the coming days will allow farmers in the Midwest to ramp up the harvest of what is expected to be record-large crops, traders said. Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures were mixed, with nearby contracts steady to weaker while deferred...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 28- WTI futures rose 3.6 percent to $46.41 a barrel, while Brent crude rose 3.9 pct to $47.78 a barrel on a Reuters report, citing an OPEC source, that the group had reached a deal to limit oil production in November.

  • WTI FUTURES UP $1.61 OR 3.6 PERCENT AT $46.41 A BARREL AS OPEC REACHES A DEAL TO LIMIT OIL PRODUCTION IN NOVEMBER.

  • GASOLINE FUTURES PARE GAINS SHARPLY AFTER EIA DATA SHOWS MUCH BIGGER-THAN-EXPECTED BUILD IN INVENTORIES.

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  • Sept 28- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony before a Congressional Committee. *Fed presidents and voting members Esther George, James Bullard and Loretta Mester are among the five officials scheduled to speak at separate events through the day. The report is due at...

  • HAMBURG/ SINGAPORE, Sept 28- Chicago soybean futures fell on Wednesday on expectations dry weather ahead will boost the U.S. harvest which was recently hit by heavy rain. "We are in a weather market today which is weakening soybeans, corn and wheat," said Frank Rijkers, agrifood economist at ABN AMRO Bank. Chicago Board of Trade most-active November soybeans fell 0.5...

  • MANILA, Sept 28- London nickel futures held near a seven-week high on Wednesday after the Philippines said 20 more mines may be suspended for environmental violations, threatening supply from the world's top nickel ore exporter. Manila has already halted 10 mines in an audit over the past two months aimed at punishing irresponsible miners as the government...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 28- Chicago soybean futures eased on Wednesday, falling for three out of four sessions on expectations dry weather in the days ahead will boost U.S. harvest which has been hit by heavy rains. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract lost 0.3 percent to $9.49-1/ 2 a bushel by 0357 GMT, after gaining 0.8 percent on Tuesday.

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