GRAINS-Soybeans firm to hit 2-week high on dry weather in Brazil

SYDNEY, Oct 9 (Reuters) - U.S. soybeans rose for a fourth consecutive session as concerns about dry weather in South America pushed the oilseed to a two-week high.


* The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.4 percent to $9.76-1/4 a bushel by 0019, near the session high of $9.76-1/2 a bushel - the highest since Sept. 25. Soybeans rose 0.4 percent on Friday.

* The most active corn futures were up 0.3 percent to $3.51-3/4, having gained 0.6 percent in the previous session.

* The most active wheat futures were up 0.2 percent to $4.44-1/2 a bushel, having closed up 2.1 percent on Wednesday.

* Soybean planting in Brazil was 5.6 percent complete as of Friday, consultancy Safras & Mercado said, down from 10.4 percent at this time last year as dry weather conditions for most of September delayed seeding.

* Market attention is turning to the next U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) monthly supply/demand reports, due on Oct. 12.

* Brokerage INTL FCStone and research firm Informa Economics last week raised their U.S. yield estimates for both crops.


* The U.S. dollar tumbled on Friday on a report that North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile, overturning earlier gains after the government's jobs report for September showed an unexpected rise in wages.

* Oil futures fell more than 2 percent on Friday, ending Brent crude's longest multi-week rally in 16 months as oversupply concerns reappeared as producers have started hedging future drilling.


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Grains prices at 0019 GMT

Contract Last Change Pct chg Two-day chg MA 30 RSI CBOT wheat 444.50 1.00 +0.23% +0.85% 443.69 50 CBOT corn 351.00 1.00 +0.29% +0.43% 352.68 55 CBOT soy 976.25 4.00 +0.41% +0.83% 962.21 64 CBOT rice 11.98 $0.09 +0.76% +0.50% $12.47 39 WTI crude 49.43 $0.14 +0.28% -2.68% $49.47 41


Euro/dlr $1.174 $0.001 +0.08% +0.27% USD/AUD 0.7780 0.001 +0.14% -0.18%

Most active contracts Wheat, corn and soy US cents/bushel. Rice: USD per hundredweight RSI 14, exponential

(Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell)