*Wheat gains on weather concerns, exports. CHICAGO, April 17- U.S. wheat futures firmed on Thursday, supported by short-covering, concerns that a recent cold snap in key growing areas damaged some of the crop and worries that grain shipments from the Black Sea could be disrupted by political unrest in Ukraine, traders said.» Read More
*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.
*Wheat up 8 pct for week on short-covering, Ukraine jitters. Wheat hit a three-month high and several soybean contracts hit life-of-contract highs, but both markets pared gains by midsession. At the Chicago Board of Trade at 11:45 a.m. CST, benchmark May corn was down 5 cents at $4.86 per bushel after reaching $5.02-1/ 2, its highest level since early September.
SINGAPORE, March 5- Chicago corn and wheat futures edged down on Wednesday after rising in the previous session on worries over crop production in South America and unrest in Ukraine.
*Wheat, corn markets stabilize on easing of Ukraine tensions. Corn and wheat futures also advanced, with the market stabilizing as the threat of military violence in Ukraine, a key producer and exporter of both commodities, eased.
PARIS/ SINGAPORE, March 4- Chicago wheat fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday as the immediate risk of military conflict between Ukraine and Russia appeared to ease, a day after tensions between the Black Sea exporters rattled grain markets.
The Ukraine conflict has sent commodities markets into a tizzy, with Russia's invasion of the Ukrainian peninsula Crimea pushing up wheat and corn.
SINGAPORE, March 4- Chicago wheat fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday after Russia's president ordered troops in military exercises in central and western Russia to return to base, raising hopes of lessening tensions with Ukraine, a fellow major grain producer.
*Wheat production seen down at 24.795 mln tonnes in 2014/ 15. CANBERRA, March 4- Drought conditions across Australia's east coast will cut production of key agricultural commodities such as wheat and beef next season and reduce exports, the government's chief commodities forecaster said on Tuesday.
SINGAPORE, March 4- Chicago wheat futures edged lower on Tuesday after rising nearly 5 percent in the previous session, but the modest drop suggests worries over supplies from key grain exporter Ukraine were intact amid a political standoff with Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin's forces tightened their grip on the Crimea region in Ukraine as U.S.
SINGAPORE, March 4- Chicago wheat futures edged lower on Tuesday after gaining nearly 5 percent the session before as the crisis in Ukraine fuelled fears of disruption in supplies from one of the world's top grain exporters.
CANBERRA, March 4- Drought conditions across Australia's east coast will cut production of key agricultural commodities such as wheat and beef next season and reduce exports, the government's chief commodities forecaster said on Tuesday.
SINGAPORE, March 3- Oil hit multi-month highs and wheat climbed more than 4 percent on Monday as rising tension between Ukraine and Russia fueled worries over supply disruptions, with gold gaining more than 1 percent as Kiev prepares for war.
NEW YORK, Feb 28- Wheat prices rose about 3 percent to lead gains in U.S. commodities on Friday as the dollar fell but the biggest monthly gains for February were posted by arabica coffee, which rallied 40 percent on fears of crop damage from Brazil's drought.
NEW YORK, Feb 26- Losses in natural gas dominated the action in commodities for a third straight session on Wednesday, unraveling annual gains racked up earlier by the heating fuel, while gold, silver and wheat prices also showed significant declines. "It has been a money game," said Steve Platt, an analyst at Archer Financial in Chicago.
*Adverse weather hitting Brazil, Argentina output. *Wheat gains for 3rd day to test $6 mark, corn also up. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Feb 18- U.S. soybean futures rose on Tuesday to approach a five-month high, supported by concerns that adverse weather was reducing harvest prospects in Brazil and Argentina.
The bellwether Thomson Reuters/ Core Commodity CRB index touched its highest level since September 2013 as 12 of its 19 components rose. Silver hit its highest since November and ended the day up 4.3 percent at $21.32 an ounce.
*Soybeans fall after hitting highest since September. "Chicago futures are moving through resistance as managed funds cover short positions," Sterling Smith, futures specialist at Citigroup, said in a note to clients. Corn also firmed, supported by strong export demand and bargain buying after early weakness pushed prices near their weekly lows.
Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat has risen in four out of the last five trading sessions and was on track for a weekly gain of 3.6 percent " Chicago futures are moving through resistance as managed funds cover short positions," Sterling Smith, futures specialist at Citigroup, said in a note to clients.
NEW YORK, Feb 13- A benchmark index for global commodities hit 10-1/ 2 month highs on Thursday, propelled as natural gas rallied on crippling cold weather, wheat surged on tight supplies and gold jumped on new jitters about the U.S. economy.
CHICAGO, Feb 5- U.S. grain futures edged higher on Wednesday on technical buying, while profit-taking pushed soybean meal futures down sharply after a rally in the previous session. U.S. soymeal has been in demand as output has slowed from Argentina, the world's top supplier of the livestock feed.