GRAINS-Soybeans extend losses into 4th session, hit 10-day low

SYDNEY, Dec 11 (Reuters) - U.S. soybeans fell for a fourth consecutive session on Monday, hitting a 10-day low as forecasts for favorable weather across South America stoked expectations of ample global supplies.


* The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.4 percent to $9.86 a bushel, near the session low of $9.85-1/2 a bushel - the lowest since Dec. 1. Soybeans closed down 0.2 percent on Friday.

* The most active corn futures were down 0.4 percent to $3.51-1/4 a bushel, having gained 0.4 percent in the previous session.

* The most active wheat futures were down 0.3 percent to $4.17-3/4 a bushel, near the session low of $4.17-1/4 a bushel - the lowest since November 2.

* The U.S. Department of Agriculture earlier on Friday said private exporters reported the sale of 268,000 tonnes of soybeans for delivery to China during the 2017-18 marketing year.

* The government also disclosed another 129,000-tonne sale to unknown destinations for 2017-18 and a 66,000-tonne sale to unknown destinations for 2018-19.

* Consultancy AgRural on Friday raised its forecast for 2017-18 Brazil soybean production to 112.9 million tonnes from 110.2 million.


* The dollar was steady in early Asian trade on Monday, underpinned by expectations of higher U.S. interest rates, while bitcoin seized the spotlight as futures of the cryptocurrency began trading.

* Oil prices fell on Monday, pulled down as the latest rise in the U.S. rig count pointed to a further increase in American production, potentially undermining efforts led by OPEC to tighten markets.


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Grains prices at 0201 GMT

Contract Last Change Pct chg Two-day chg MA 30 RSI CBOT wheat 417.75 -1.25 -0.30% -0.89% 438.03 24 CBOT corn 351.25 -1.50 -0.43% -0.07% 356.58 42 CBOT soy 986.00 -3.75 -0.38% -0.60% 989.80 42 CBOT rice 12.11 $0.04 +0.37% -0.16% $11.97 44 WTI crude 57.12 -$0.24 -0.42% +0.76% $56.63 51


Euro/dlr $1.178 $0.001 +0.09% +0.03% USD/AUD 0.7515 0.001 +0.15% +0.05%

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)