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Commodities Futures

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 2- Chicago corn and wheat futures prices rose for a second straight session on Friday with short-covering ahead of the U.S. "People taking profits who were short the market don't want to carry the positions into a long holiday weekend," said Terry Reilly, senior commodity analyst at Futures International. The Chicago Board of Trade most...

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  • *Russia's Putin supports OPEC production freeze efforts. NEW YORK, Sept 2- Oil prices rose 3 percent on Friday as a report showing weaker U.S. jobs growth in August suppressed the dollar, pushing up commodities, but crude futures remained on track for a big weekly loss on glut concerns. Brent crude futures were up $1.38, or 3 percent, at $46.83 a barrel by 11:44 a.m. EDT.

  • *Russia's Putin supports OPEC production freeze efforts. NEW YORK, Sept 2- Oil prices rose more than 2 percent on Friday as a report showing weaker U.S. jobs growth in August suppressed the dollar, pushing up commodities, but crude futures remained on track for a big weekly loss on glut concerns. Brent crude futures were up $1.25, or 2.8 percent, at $46.73 a barrel by...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- Oil prices rose about 2 percent on Friday as a report showing weaker U.S. jobs growth in August suppressed the dollar, pushing up commodities, but crude futures remained on track for a big weekly loss on glut concerns. Brent crude futures were up 95 cents, or 2 percent, at $46.40 a barrel by 8:59 a.m. EDT. Oil also rose earlier in the session on comments by...

  • Sept 2- U.S. stocks index futures added to gains on Friday after a report from the U.S. Labor Department showed employment growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of robust gains. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs last month, which came in below the 180,000 additions expected by economists polled by Reuters.

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  • SINGAPORE/ PARIS, Sept 2- Chicago wheat futures prices rose for a second session on Friday with short-covering ahead of the U.S. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract gained 0.9 percent to $3.98-1/ 4 a bushel by 1135 GMT, adding to last session's 1.7 percent gain. Corn advanced by 1 percent to $3.27 a bushel while soybeans were up 0.8 percent at...

  • *The Labor Department's monthly jobs report is likely to show that the economy added about 180,000 jobs in August. * "Anything above 200,000 will put the Federal Reserve into a bit of a corner," said Ana Thaker, Market Economist at PhillipCapital UK. *The odds of a rate hike in September stood at 24 percent, according to CME Group's FedWatch tool.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 2- Chicago wheat futures rose for a second session on Friday with short-covering ahead of the U.S. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract gained 0.7 percent to $3.97-1/ 2 a bushel by 0303 GMT, adding to last session's 1.7 percent gain. Soybeans rose 0.9 percent to $9.52-1/ 2 a bushel while corn gained 0.8 percent to $3.26-1/ 4 a bushel.

  • *Spot gold had edged up 0.1 percent to $1,315.16 per ounce by 0058 GMT. The metal on Thursday touched its lowest since June 24 at $1,301.91. *U.S. gold futures were nearly unchanged at $1,317.50.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 1- Brazil's currency weakened and yields paid on interest rate future contracts fell on Thursday as traders increased bets on an October rate cut after the central bank dropped a mention to a lack of space for lower borrowing costs from its policy statement. Brazilian shares seesawed and its currency fell on Thursday, as investors tried to...

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    The futures markets are seeing activity like never before, and that's likely to continue through the rest of the year, according to the TABB Group.

  • *The stress on data has become especially apparent after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said last week that solid performance in the labor market has strengthened the case for an interest rate hike. *The biggest question on investors' minds is the timing of the next rate hike, after a host of Fed officials, including Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, hinted at a...

  • "The weaker dollar is providing support for oil prices today," said Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer at Sydney's Ayers Alliance. Brent crude futures had climbed 18 cents to $47.07 a barrel as of 0652 GMT after settling $1.33 lower, or 2.8 percent, at the previous close. That came after U.S. crude inventories rose 2.3 million barrels to 525.9 million...

  • "The weaker dollar is providing support for oil prices today," said Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer at Sydney's Ayers Alliance. Brent crude futures had climbed 27 cents to $47.16 a barrel as of 0522 GMT after settling $1.33 lower, or 2.8 percent, at the previous close. That came after U.S. crude inventories rose 2.3 million barrels to 525.9 million...

  • The direction of oil prices is governed by supply and the strength of the dollar, "said Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer at Sydney's Ayers Alliance. U.S. crude futures had climbed 12 cents to $44.82 a barrel by 0025 GMT, after falling $1.65, or 3.6 percent, in the previous session. That came after U.S. crude inventories rose 2.3 million barrels to 525.9...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 1- U.S. wheat rose for the first time in nine sessions on Thursday, but remains not far off a near 10- year low amid bumper global supplies and an uncertain demand outlook from the world's largest buyer of the grain. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.5 percent to $3.90 a bushel, having closed down 1 percent on Wednesday when...

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 1- London copper was treading water on Thursday after failing to build enough momentum to move away from two-month lows, with markets waiting for a swathe of data that could shed fresh light on China's appetite for metals. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper edged up 0.2 percent in the overnight session to 36,340 yuan a tonne. *Activity in China's...

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