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
*Shanghai copper to retrace to 44,090 yuan. SINGAPORE, March 13- Shanghai and London copper futures gave up early gains on Thursday, sitting not far off multi-year lows on concerns about China's economic slowdown and high inventory in the world's top consumer of the industrial metal.
TOKYO, March 13- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Thursday, while JGB futures briefly fell as much as one point, on what appeared to be a single order, before paring losses. The Bank of Japan offered to buy a total of 570 billion yen in JGBs in two operations.
*Asian shares on defensive as China fears rattle commodities. 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.
SINGAPORE, March 13- Shanghai and London copper futures regained strength on Thursday after plunging to multi-year lows in the previous session but concerns about China's economic slowdown could cap gains as investors await a fresh batch of data.
SINGAPORE, March 13- U.S. crude futures held steady at around $98 a barrel in early Asian trade on Thursday, after plunging more than 2 percent in their biggest drop in two months overnight as investors turned their focus to the unfolding geopolitical crisis in Ukraine.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 12- New York coffee futures reversed course on Wednesday after setting a two-year high on weather-related concerns over output in top grower Brazil before edging lower as investors cut risk. The second-month ICE contract climbed to a two-year high of $2.0975 per lb before closing down 0.35 cent, or 0.2 percent, at $2.0530 per lb.
The Futures Now team discusses whether the rise in gold was sparked by the Ukrainian conflict.
Oil supplies have risen much faster than expected, and that's putting serious pressure on crude.
CRUDE OIL FUTURES FALL MORE THAN $2 AFTER REPORT OF EXPECTED DRAW FROM SPR; LARGE BUILD IN U.S.
There is worry that the recent decline in copper and China's economic woes might be the start of a wider correction.
AND BRENT CRUDE FUTURES EXTEND LOSSES AFTER REPORT OF EXPECTED U.S.
LONDON, March 12- Coffee prices suffered a modest setback on Wednesday after the prior session's rise to two-year highs, with a general reduction in investors' risk appetite prompting some to take profits. May arabica coffee futures on ICE were off 2.55 cents or 1.2 percent at $2.0310 per lb by 1345 GMT.
*EPL Oil to be acquired by Energy XXI for $2.3 bln. NEW YORK, March 12- U.S. stock index futures fell on Wednesday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a third day of declines, as concerns grew over the strength of China's economy.
LONDON, March 12- Coffee prices suffered a modest setback on Wednesday after the prior session's surge to a two-year high, with a general reduction in the risk appetite of investors prompting some to take profits. May arabica coffee futures on ICE were off 1.55 cents or 0.75 percent at $2.0410 per lb by 1043 GMT.
*Shanghai copper futures lowest since 2009, gold hits 5-1/ 2 mth high. LONDON, March 12- A dizzying fall in copper to a near four-year low compounded increasing concern in China over its economic slowdown on Wednesday to send a wave of unease sweeping through world markets.
*Asian stocks lose ground on economic worries, Ukraine. *Ukraine appeals to West as Crimea turns to Russia. SINGAPORE, March 12- Brent futures fell towards $108 a barrel on Wednesday as concerns about weak demand growth in the world's two biggest oil consumers overshadowed fears of supply disruption amid worsening geopolitical tensions over Ukraine.
*Asian stocks lose ground on economic worries, Ukraine. *Ukraine appeals to West as Crimea turns to Russia. SINGAPORE, March 12- Brent futures fell towards $108 a barrel on Wednesday as concerns about weak demand growth at the world's two biggest oil consumers overshadowed fears of supply disruption amid worsening geopolitical tensions over Ukraine.
*Asian stocks lose ground on economic uncertainty, Ukraine tensions. *Ukraine appeals to West as Crimea turns to Russia. SINGAPORE, March 12- Brent futures fell towards $108 a barrel on Wednesday as demand growth concerns at the world's two biggest oil consumers overshadowed fears of supply disruption with geopolitical tensions over Ukraine worsening.
*Copper prices melting as Shanghai futures hit lowest since 2009. SYDNEY, March 12- Asian stock markets swung lower on Wednesday as economic uncertainty in China and the United States combined with political tensions in Ukraine to keep investors cautious and commodities under a dark cloud.
*Wheat rebounds on concerns about U.S. crop, Ukraine. CHICAGO, March 11- U.S. wheat futures rallied 2.9 percent to their highest level in more than four months on Tuesday, supported by concerns that political unrest in Ukraine will disrupt exports and worries about dry soils limiting U.S. production, traders said.
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.