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*Iron ore stocks in China swell to record 105 mln tonnes. SINGAPORE, March 10- Chinese steel futures hit record lows and spot iron ore prices posted the biggest one-day fall in over four years on Monday after China's trade balance swung into deficit and amplified fears of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy.
*Traders squaring positions ahead of USDA supply-demand report. At 9:42 a.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade May soybean futures were down 14-1/ 2 cents at $14.43-1/ 4 a bushel. CBOT May corn was down 3 cents at $4.86 a bushel and CBOT May soft red winter wheat was 2 cents lower at $6.52 a bushel.
Copper is swooning to its lowest levels in a year as Chinese demand wanes. However, it's not just copper.
*Iron ore stocks in China swell to record 105 mln tonnes. SINGAPORE, March 10- Chinese steel and iron ore futures fell to their lowest levels ever on Monday after a surprise drop in exports swung China's trade balance into deficit last month and amplified fears of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy.
*Boeing finds cracks in wings of Dreamliners in production. NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Monday, on the heels of a record high for the S&P 500, following unexpectedly weak data in China which tempered enthusiasm over the strength of the global economy.
*China Feb exports tumble unexpectedly, heighten slowdown fears. SINGAPORE, March 10- Brent futures slipped below $108 a barrel on Monday as data showing an unexpected fall in China's exports added to fears of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy, though geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Libya limited the decline.
SINGAPORE, March 10- U.S. crude futures slipped in early Asian trade on Monday, as data showing an unexpected fall in China's exports added to fears of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy, stoking demand growth concerns. But worries over supply disruptions due to geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and north African exporter Libya limited falls.
As job growth strengthens and commodity prices rise, inflation could finally rear its head.
*Soybeans rally as export demand tightens supplies. *Wheat to 3- month high on short covering, Ukraine jitters. Wheat futures hit a three-month top on follow-through technical buying after strong gains this week and jitters about political instability in Ukraine, a major corn and wheat exporter.
*Poll pegs Brazil 2014/ 15 coffee crop at 48.9 million bags. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 7- ICE arabica coffee futures rose on Friday as resistance near the key psychological level of $2 slowed a sharp rally triggered by dry weather this year in top grower Brazil.
*Poll pegs Brazil 14/ 15 coffee crop at 48.9 mln bags. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 7- ICE arabica coffee futures rose on Friday, as resistance near the key psychological level of $2 slowed the sharp rally triggered by dry weather earlier this year in top grower Brazil.
*Gold still heads for weekly gain on Ukraine tensions. LONDON, March 7- Gold tumbled more than 1 percent on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data helped soothe fears of an abrupt slowdown in the world's biggest economy. Gold futures for April delivery fell $16.70 to $1,335.00 an ounce.
NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. stock and crude futures jumped and the dollar strengthened on Friday after a report on U.S. employment showed jobs growth was greater than expected last month, easing fears a recent soft patch in the economy was due to more than a harsh winter.
NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. stock index futures added to gains after a better-than-expected reading on employment data for February. S&P 500 e-mini futures rose 7.5 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking inL1N0M40YEto account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.
*FireEye shares decline after secondary offering. *Cerberus Capital to buy Safeway; Safeway shares slip. President Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine.
*Gold heads for 2 percent weekly gain on Ukraine. LONDON, March 7- Gold edged lower on Friday, as investors marked time ahead of a U.S. jobs report, but the metal was on track for a fifth straight week of gains on support from a weaker dollar and tensions in Ukraine. Gold futures for April delivery were down 0.2 percent at $1,348.90 an ounce.
SEOUL, March 7- U.S. crude oil futures reached $101.80 a barrel on Friday in early Asian trade as the market watched for any supply disruption of oil and gas from Russia to Europe as tensions in Crimea intensified.
Russ Koesterich of BlackRock says that come next month, bulls might need to rethink the stock market.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 6- Arabica coffee futures on ICE remained volatile on Thursday, dropping from the previous session's steep two-year high on profit-taking as parts of top grower Brazil received much-needed rain, though forecasts for dry weather limited losses.
Coffee is up 80 percent so far this year. Why java is so hot, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Gold rose for a fifth session on Monday in its longest winning streak in two months to hit a fresh six-month high.
U.S. crude oil rose further on Monday, as rising geopolitical tensions in Crimea supported the benchmark contract.
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.