CHENNAI, India, May 23- Brent crude futures shed a dollar on Thursday to trade below $102 a barrel in a broad-based commodities sell-off, as data cast doubt on recovery in key consumer China and on worries about an early scale-back in Federal Reserve stimulus.» Read More
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NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 21- Brent crude oil futures fell below $104 per barrel on Tuesday in New York, as investors worried that the U.S. Operations were unaffected at the U.S. crude futures hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, about 77 miles northeast of Moore, after a vicious tornado ripped through the area.
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LONDON, May 21- Brent oil futures fell towards $104 per barrel on Tuesday on concerns that the U.S. Investors are focussing on the release of minutes of the Fed's last meeting and testimony by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to Congress, both scheduled for Wednesday.
*Fresh conflict in Syria supports prices. CHENNAI, India, May 21- Brent crude futures steadied near a two-week high on Tuesday, holding around $105 per barrel as rising Middle East tensions offset concerns about moderating demand growth to keep prices in a tight range.
PERTH, May 21- U.S. crude futures eased to about $96.50 a barrel in early trading in Asia on Tuesday as ample supplies weighed on prices, despite support from equity markets. *U.S. oil fell 14 cents to $96.57 a barrel by 0023 GMT, after ending 69 cents higher in the previous session. *Brent rose 5 cents to $104.85 a barrel.
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*Corn sags on expectations of record planting report. *Wheat prices hit lowest since April 2 before short covering. Corn futures eased due to a pick-up in planting around the U.S.
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*Corn sags on expectations of record planting report. *Wheat prices the lowest since April 3. CHICAGO, May 20- U.S. grain and soybean futures traded mostly lower on Monday, pressured by a pickup in planting around the U.S.
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*Brazil sugar harvest off to good start. LONDON, May 20- Raw sugar futures on ICE fell to a near-three-year low on Monday, as strong cane crushing in top producer Brazil kept the market under pressure. "Everybody is waiting for Brazil to be in full swing, as they think the price will be lower once Brazil's crop is coming in, in large quantities," said a London- based broker.
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*Yahoo's board approves $1.1 bln Tumblr acquisition. *Actavis to acquire Warner Chilcott in stock-for-stock deal. Deals including Yahoo's $1.1 billion bid for Tumblr indicate that companies continue to search for growth through acquisitions despite record highs, a bullish sign for stocks.
*Yahoo's board approves $1.1 bln Tumblr acquisition- WSJ. *Actavis to acquire Warner Chilcott in stock-for-stock deal. *Acquisitions including Yahoo's $1.1 billion bid for Tumblr indicate that companies continue to search for growth through acquisitions despite record highs, a bullish sign for the market.
LONDON, May 20- U.S. corn futures were lower for new crop contracts on Monday, weighed by a pick-up in planting progress in the United States, while tight supplies boosted old crop prices.
*MSCI world equities highest since 2008. LONDON, May 20- Brent crude oil slipped towards $104 per barrel on Monday on ample supplies, weaker demand for fuel and a strong dollar, despite strong equity markets. Brent crude futures for July were down 55 cents at $104.09 per barrel by 1040 GMT, after three straight sessions of gains.
*MSCI world equities highest since 2008. LONDON, May 20- Brent crude oil held above $104 per barrel on Monday, supported by strong equity markets and a slightly lower dollar, despite a weaker outlook for fuel demand and ample supplies. Brent crude futures for July were down 30 cents at $104.34 per barrel by 0810 GMT, after three straight sessions of gains.
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