Commodities Futures

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 6- London zinc eased on Tuesday, taking a breather following last session's 3.7 percent rally, with copper dropping 1 percent after notching its biggest one-day gain in nearly a month. Three-month zinc on the London Metal Exchange slid 0.4 percent to $2,754.50 a tonne by 0428 GMT, while the most-traded contract for the metal on the Shanghai Futures...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 6- U.S. corn futures dipped on Tuesday, edging down from a more than four-month high touched in the previous session, as abundant global supplies offset support from strong cash markets and better-than-expected demand for U.S. stocks. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.4 percent to $3.58 a bushel, having gained 3.5 percent...

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 6- London zinc rose for a second session on Tuesday, underpinned by weakness in the dollar, although copper eased after notching its biggest one-day gain in nearly a month in the previous session. *Three-month zinc on the London Metal Exchange gained 1.1 percent $2,797 a tonne by 0133 GMT, while the most-traded contract on Shanghai Futures Exchange...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Monday revised its proposed rules for limiting positions that traders can hold in the commodity markets, dashing expectations that it would finalize the rules by year-end. Massad, a Democrat, will step aside as chairman once President-elect Donald Trump takes office, to be replaced...

  • TORONTO, Dec 5- The Canadian dollar strengthened slightly against its U.S. counterpart on Monday, adding to sharp gains from last week even as an oil price rally paused, with domestic attention shifting to an interest rate decision by the Bank of Canada. U.S. crude futures strengthened on Monday before retreating in post-settlement trade as the market lost...

  • *Brent up 19 pct, WTI up 16 pct since OPEC deal on Nov. 30. *Iran to attend producers' meeting in Vienna. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. crude futures strengthened Monday before retreating in post-settlement trade as the market lost confidence OPEC cuts would be sufficient to reduce oversupply given increased U.S. drilling.

  • The soybean rally was the biggest in two weeks, with a fresh sale to China and better-than-expected weekly export inspections pushing prices above overnight highs. Chicago Board of Trade January soybean futures settled up 16 cents at $10.43-1/ 2 a bushel. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Monday morning said private exporters reported the sale of 426,000...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Monday re-proposed rules to limit the positions that traders can hold in the commodity markets, falling short of expectations that it would finalize the rules before the end of the year. The CFTC has been working on the rules since the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law called for setting...

  • Dec 5- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday as oil prices topped $55 a barrel for the first time in 16 months, and investors shrugged off the defeat of a referendum in Italy for constitutional reforms. *Futures lost ground slightly on Sunday after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign following the rejection. *Brent crude prices rose...

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 5- Chicago soybean futures rose on Monday, snapping four sessions of decline on expectations of strong demand, although near-perfect growing conditions in South America capped gains. The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 1 percent to $10.37-1/ 4 a bushel by 0331 GMT, having closed down 0.2 percent on Friday.

  • SYDNEY, Dec 5- U.S. wheat rose for a second session on Monday as unfavourable weather threatens U.S. winter production. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.7 percent to $4.07-1/ 4 a bushel after closing up 2.2 percent in the previous session. *Oil prices fell by one percent on Monday as a higher U.S. rig count unsettled markets amid nagging...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. "Treasuries are likely to be up in price, down in yield, as a result of the referendum as a" safe haven "investment with the dollar already up significantly versus the Euro," said Mark Grant, Chief Strategist and Managing Director at Hilltop Securities. "Italy is a G7 country and third largest economy in euro zone and with a weak and troubled banking...

  • Dec 4- U.S. equity index futures fell on Sunday after a stinging defeat for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who said he would resign following a referendum over his proposals for constitutional reform. "Buy bonds and sell stocks," hedge fund investor Douglas Kass, who runs Seabreeze Partners Management Inc, said after the vote. Major Wall Street indexes had...

  • Dec 4- U.S. equity index futures fell on Sunday after Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was projected to have lost a referendum on constitutional reform by a wide margin. Such a result would throw his future into doubt and open the door to renewed political instability in Italy. Major Wall Street indexes had previously hit a series of record highs over the past...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. Treasury futures prices rose on Sunday after Italian voters were seen rejecting a change to the country's constitution, which was designed to hasten the legislative process. President-elect Donald Trump's policies and higher oil prices would stoke inflation, which erodes bond prices.

  • U.S. 10- YEAR TREASURY NOTE FUTURES PRICES RISE 0.35 PCT AFTER TRADING REOPENS FOLLOWING ITALIAN REFERENDUM.

  • S&P 500 E-MINI FUTURES FALL 0.5 PCT AFTER ITALIAN VOTERS SEEN REJECTING CHANGES TO CONSTITUTION.

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  • CHICAGO, Dec 2- U.S. corn and wheat futures firmed on Friday on bargain-buying a day after falling to multi-month lows, but both grains posted weekly declines reflecting swelling global supplies. Chicago Board of Trade March wheat settled up 8-3/ 4 cents at $4.04-1/ 4 per bushel and March corn ended up 4-3/ 4 cents at $3.47-1/ 4 a bushel. Expectations of record wheat...

  • *Oil reverses loss, marks strong week in wake of OPEC deal. NEW YORK, Dec 2- Bond yields fell on Friday as solid U.S. jobs data reinforced the view that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates gradually, while stock and currency markets were cautious ahead of an Italian constitutional reform vote on Sunday. Crude futures rebounded on a weaker dollar, resuming a...

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