CHICAGO— Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $5.7175 a bushel; Dec corn was 2 cents lower at $3.6725 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.41 a bushel; while Nov soybeans lost 6.75 cents to $10.22 a bushel.» Read More
Russia’s ban on grain exports, in response to a devastating drought, has sent prices shooting up all over the world. But farmers in wheat country, far from seeing the spike as an unexpected blessing, are wary, the New York Times explains.
Expect things to move fast in BHP Billiton's attempt to take control of Canadian fertilizer giant Potash of Saskatchewan. BHP is likely to initiate an offer for Potash very quickly, though the board of BHP has yet to make a firm determination.
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Potash of Saskatchewan said Tuesday its board has rejected an unsolicited takeover bid from BHP Billiton worth about $38.49 billion, saying it undervalues the fertilizer producer.
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US farmers will reap the benefits from failing crops round the world, the US Department of Agriculture said on Thursday as it forecast the country’s second-largest wheat exports in 15 years, worth billions of dollars. The FT reports.
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Russia's reputation as a dangerous country for investors actually gives foreigners brave enough to invest there an advantage, Jochen Wermuth, CIO of Wermuth Asset Management, told CNBC Wednesday.
“The rise has gone unnoticed because all the attention was on wheat,” Abdolreza Abbassian, senior grain economist at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, told the Financial Times.
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The July rise in wheat prices, the fastest in 51 years, indicates that shortages in agriculture are coming, Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC.com Tuesday.
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After decades of pushing nations to surrender more power to the European Union, the bloc is pulling back on efforts to assert its authority over one highly contentious issue, genetically modified foods. The New York Times reports.
Bond markets are a bubble waiting to burst because the world economy is facing even worse problems after central banks flooded markets with cash to try to get out of the crisis, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Thursday.