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  • NEW YORK, March 24- A "massive amount of misconduct" in futures, options and swaps markets goes undetected because of insufficient data mining, Aitan Goelman, who until last month was enforcement chief for the top U.S. derivatives regulator, said in an interview. Goelman said a lack of resources meant the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission did not have the...

  • March 24- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, helped by higher oil prices, and ahead of a closely watched vote on a healthcare bill seen as a test of President Donald Trump's ability to pass his legislative agenda through Congress. *Investors fear that if Trump fails to get the bill through the Republican-controlled Congress, it would mean his...

  • March 24- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, helped by higher oil prices, and ahead of a closely watched vote on a healthcare bill seen as a test of President Donald Trump's ability to pass his legislative agenda through Congress. *Investors fear that if Trump fails to get the bill through the Republican-controlled Congress, it would mean his...

  • LONDON, March 24- Oil edged higher on Friday, boosted by hopes that an OPEC output cut was beginning to balance a long-oversupplied market, but benchmark prices were on track for weekly losses as concerns persisted over an excess of crude. Benchmark Brent crude futures were at $50.86 per barrel at 1040 GMT, up 30 cents from their last close. West Texas Intermediate...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- A "massive amount of misconduct" in futures, options and swaps markets goes undetected because of insufficient data mining, Aitan Goelman, who until last month was enforcement chief for the top U.S. derivatives regulator, said in an interview. Goelman said a lack of resources meant the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission did not have the...

  • SYDNEY, March 24- U.S. soybeans fell 0.5 percent on Friday to hit a four-month low as ample global stocks continued to weigh on the oilseed, which was poised to finish the week in negative territory for a third consecutive week. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade fell 0.5 percent to $9.86 a bushel, the lowest since Nov. 18.

  • SYDNEY, March 24- U.S. soybeans dropped 0.5 percent to hit their lowest in four months on Friday, with ample global supply pushing the oilseed towards its third straight weekly decline. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were down nearly 1.5 percent for the week. *Soybeans hit a low of $9.86 a bushel on Friday, the weakest since Nov. 18.

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  • CHICAGO, March 23- U.S. soybean futures fell to a five-month low on Thursday and corn dropped to a 2-1/ 2 month low, pressured by plentiful global supplies amid bumper South American crops and expectations for large plantings in the United States. Additionally, we're hearing some larger acreage estimates for 2017 U.S. soybean plantings as well, "said Terry Reilly,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 23- Raw sugar futures on ICE jumped on Thursday, recovering from the previous session's 10- month low on short-covering, as cocoa on ICE Futures U.S. edged toward this week's two-month high and coffee prices retreated. *The market's decline has been driven by fund selling, a favorable production outlook in top grower Brazil and diminishing...

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  • CHICAGO, March 23- U.S. soybean futures fell for a second straight session on Thursday and corn dropped to a 2-1/ 2 month low, pressured by plentiful global supplies amid bumper South American crops and expectations for large plantings in the United States. Additionally, we're hearing some larger acreage estimates for 2017 U.S. soybean plantings as well, "said...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has settled a $3 billion negligence lawsuit over the October 2011 collapse of MF Global Holdings Ltd, the futures and commodities brokerage once run by former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine. It also ends a trial that began on March 7 in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, where several witnesses including Corzine...

  • STOCK INDEX FUTURES TURN LOWER, DOW JONES FUTURES DOWN ABOUT 0.1 PCT, S&P, NASDAQ FUTURES FLAT.

  • PARIS, March 23- U.S. soybean futures fell on Thursday, still pressured by record U.S. sowings and prospects of bumper crops in the southern hemisphere, which also sent corn to a new seven-week low. Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures were down 0.5 percent at $9.95 a bushel. Corn fell 0.35 percent to $3.57-1/ 2 a bushel, a low since Feb. 1.

  • Spot iron ore fell to $84.99 a tonne on Wednesday, down 10.4 percent since its peak this year of $94.86, reached on Feb. 21, although it is still up 7.7 percent so far this year. The most-actively traded iron ore futures contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange fell to 677.5 yuan a tonne on Wednesday, a drop of 6.9 percent since its peak so far this year of 727.5 yuan on...

  • March 23- U.S. stock index futures were modestly higher on Thursday as investors turned their attention to President Donald Trump's first significant policy test, as he looks to gets a healthcare bill passed in Congress. *The benchmark index is trading at about 18 times expected forward earnings, compared with a 10- year average of 14, according to Thomson...

  • Spot iron ore fell to $84.99 a tonne on Wednesday, down 10.4 percent since its peak this year of $94.86, reached on Feb. 21, although it is still up 7.7 percent so far this year. The most-actively traded iron ore futures contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange fell to 677.5 yuan a tonne on Wednesday, a drop of 6.9 percent since its peak so far this year of 727.5 yuan on...

  • SINGAPORE, March 23- Oil prices on Thursday recovered from losses chalked up the session before, but the market remains under pressure as bloated U.S. crude inventories and rising output dampen OPEC- led efforts to curb global production. Prices for front-month Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil, were at $50.94 per barrel at 0146 GMT, up 30...

  • *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade slipped 0.1 percent to $9.99 a bushel, having closed down 0.18 percent in the previous session. *The most active corn futures were unchanged at $3.58-3/ 4 a bushel, having closed down 0.7 percent on Wednesday, when prices hit a low of $3.58-1/ 4 a bushel, their lowest since Feb. 1. *The most active wheat futures...

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