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  • *Nickel mkt focuses on outlook for Indonesia export restrictions. The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange dropped 2.6 percent to 44,840 yuan a tonne. Elsewhere, nickel was driven to fresh 3-1/ 2- month lows after big overnight losses in London on expectations Indonesia may ease restrictions on exports of ore soon, filling a gap in...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 4- Soybean prices fell for the fourth consecutive session on Wednesday to hit their lowest in eight days, dragged down by expectations of ample supply in South America. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade dropped 0.1 percent to $9.94 a bushel, near the session low of $9.93 a bushel, which was the weakest since Dec. 27.

  • *Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,156.96 an ounce by 0051 GMT. It marked its highest since Dec. 14 on Tuesday at $1,163.52. *U.S. gold futures fell 0.4 percent to $1,157.70 per ounce.

  • *Saudi Arabia expected to raise its Feb. crude prices for Asia. SINGAPORE, Jan 4- Oil prices edged up on Wednesday, recovering some losses from the previous day when the U.S.-dollar hit a 14- year peak and weighed on crude markets. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were trading at $52.58 per barrel at 0026 GMT, up 25 cents, or 0.5 percent, from the last settlement.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 3- The top U.S. derivatives and commodities regulator officially offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he would step down on Jan. 20, the day of the presidential inauguration. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Timothy Massad had said he expected to leave once President-elect Donald Trump took office and he hoped for a smooth...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 3- U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Timothy Massad said on Tuesday he had tendered his resignation to President Barack Obama, effective Jan. 20. Massad, who has chaired the CFTC for 2-1/ 2 years, said in a statement on the commission's website: "I am proud we have made significant progress in every area. We have largely finished...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 3- Gold prices rose 1 percent to a near 3- week high on Tuesday as early gains in stocks and other assets perceived as risky gave up gains and investors fled to save-haven bullion. Spot gold was up 0.6 percent at $1,159.06 an ounce by 2:17 p.m. EST, while U.S. gold futures for February delivery ended the session up 0.9 percent at $1,162.

  • OIL PRICES EXTEND LOSSES; U.S.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 3- U.S. soybean futures fell to a six-week low on Tuesday on improving South American crop prospects and uncertainty about export demand from China, analysts said. As of 12:58 p.m. CST, the benchmark Chicago Board of Trade March soybean futures contract was down 7-3/ 4 cents at $9.96-1/ 4 per bushel after dipping to $9.95-3/ 4, its lowest level since Nov. 18.

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  • U.S., BRENT CRUDE FUTURES EXTEND LOSSES, DOWN $1 EACH.

  • Jan 3- A jump in oil prices and upbeat data from China lifted U.S. stock index futures on the first trading day of the new year, with Dow futures advancing by triple-digit points. *China's factory activity picked up more than expected in December giving the manufacturing sector a solid boost heading into 2017, according to a private business survey.

  • LONDON, Jan 3- Gold fell on Tuesday as the dollar's buoyant start to the new year kept up the pressure on prices after the metal posted its biggest quarterly loss in more than three years. Spot gold was down 0.3 percent at $1,148.30 an ounce at 1030 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for February delivery were down $2.80 an ounce at $1,148.90. "The market has carried the theme...

  • Jan 3- After gaining more than 8 percent in 2016, gold extended its strong run into the New Year, pushed higher in 2017' s first day of trading on Tuesday by technical buying, despite pressure from a strong dollar. At 0344 GMT, spot gold was up 0.4 percent at $1,156.75 per ounce, while U.S. gold futures rose 0.5 percent to $1,157.20. "A technical rebound is just under way,"...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 3- U.S. soybeans rose 0.5 percent on Tuesday, rebounding from two consecutive sessions of losses, though ample global supplies provided a lid to gains. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade climbed 0.47 percent to $10.08-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 0.86 percent on Friday. *U.S. oil prices rose in the first trading hours of 2017 on...

  • *Spot gold rose 0.2 percent to $1,154.26 per ounce at 0109 GMT. *U.S. gold futures rose 0.3 percent at $1,155.4. *Starting in July 2017, banks and other financial institutions in China will have to report all domestic and overseas cash transactions of more than 50,000 yuan, compared with 200,000 yuan previously, the central bank said on Friday.

  • *Spot gold rose 0.2 percent to $1,154.26 per ounce at 0109 GMT. *U.S. gold futures rose 0.3 percent at $1,155.4. *Starting in July 2017, banks and other financial institutions in China will have to report all domestic and overseas cash transactions of more than 50,000 yuan, compared with 200,000 yuan previously, the central bank said on Friday.

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