NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 14- ICE raw sugar futures fell more than 4 percent to a two-week low on Friday as traders liquidated long positions on signs that a recent rally triggered by weather worries in top grower Brazil may have been overdone.» Read More
With grim headlines from Ukraine and China, a bad week for major global indexes is coming to an end.
*Small delivery seen against London cocoa expiry. Cocoa edged up as traders focused on expiry of the London March contract. "The lower price has forced more people to fix contracts", before prices fall further, one London- based coffee futures broker said.
*Equities tumbled on Thursday on rising concerns over Ukraine and Russia and new signs of an economic slowdown in China. Secretary of State John Kerry will seek assurances from Russia on Friday that it will not seek to annex Crimea and will address concerns over Ukraine through negotiation, a senior State Department official said before talks in London.
*Arabica crawls toward 2- yr high on Brazil weather worries. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 13- ICE arabica coffee futures rose and traded near a two-year high on weather-related crop concerns in top grower Brazil, while cocoa rallied the most since January and recovered the previous day's sharp losses on bargain-hunting.
On a tough day for stocks, Art Cashin of UBS explains what will make the market vulnerable to further selling.
*Russia restarts military exercise near Ukraine border. NEW YORK, March 13- Brent crude futures fell on Thursday as weaker-than-expected Chinese economic data offset worries about supply disruptions prompted by the stand-off between Russia and Western powers over Ukraine.
Will the situation in Ukraine force investors into gold? Jim Iuorio and Jeff Kilburg disagree. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
The traders discuss the 10-year as the yield slides on the day. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Art Cashin of UBS gives his take on why stocks are sliding and how bad it could get. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Gold hits a 6-month high, as the vote for Crimean independence takes place on Sunday. The next stop for bullion, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Art Cashin of UBS says that stocks have become vulnerable, and the next few trading sessions will be hugely important, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Is there a new all-time high on the way? How much of a concern is Crimea? The market's next move, with Art Cashin, UBS, CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Jim Iuorio and Jeff Kilburg from the CME.
BRENT CRUDE OIL FUTURES FALL MORE THAN $1 ON WEAK CHINESE ECONOMIC DATA.
The Futures Now team discusses the hit to crude and copper over the last 2 weeks.
Another day, another batch of weak data from China that fell short of market expectations.
LONDON, March 13- Arabica coffee futures rose and traded near a two-year high, underpinned by concerns over drought in Brazil, while cocoa edged up on expectations of a global deficit and firm demand.
NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. stock index futures added to gains after data showed weekly initial jobless claims fell to a three-month low and retail sales rose slightly more than anticipated in February.
*Ukraine tensions continue, Merkel warns Russia. NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. stock index futures advanced modestly on Thursday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second day of gains, ahead of data on the labor market and consumer spending. *Advances were held in check by another round of limp data out of China, the world's second-biggest economy.
*China's Jan-Feb economic activity cools to multi-yr lows. SINGAPORE, March 13- Brent futures held above $108 a barrel on Thursday as investors focused on risks from the unfolding crisis in Ukraine, which overshadowed latest China data showing factory output in the world's second-biggest oil consumer lagged forecasts.
SINGAPORE, March 13- Brent futures inched higher on Thursday, holding above $108 a barrel, as investors focused on risks from the unfolding crisis in Ukraine and as OPEC raised its 2014 global oil demand growth forecast for a second straight month. Brent crude rose 24 cents to $108.26 by 0203 GMT, after ending 53 cents down at its lowest in a week.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to next week. Oil and nat gas were up slightly today, Gold hit a six-month high, but dropped after word came out Russia would not intervene in Ukraine.
CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. St. Patrick's Day is Monday and spring arrives Thursday. The NCAAs begin this week and the Fed meets.
Kat Cole, Cinnabon president and CEO, says despite rising commodity prices, business has been fairly stable. Cole also weighs in on obesity and minimum wage.