GRAINS-Wheat edges higher, lingers near more than 1-month low

SYDNEY, Jan 17 (Reuters) - U.S. wheat futures edged higher for the first time in four sessions on Wednesday, though prices continued to linger near more than one-month lows as ample global supplies continued to weigh.


* The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up 0.1 percent at $4.16-3/4 a bushel by 0124 GMT, having closed down 1 percent on Tuesday when prices hit a low of $4.13-3/4 a bushel - the lowest since December 13, 2017.

* The most active soybean futures were little changed at $9.67-1/2 a bushel, having firmed 0.8 percent on Tuesday when prices hit a high of $9.70 a bushel - the highest since January 8.

* The most active corn futures were up 0.1 percent at $3.48-1/2 a bushel, having gained 0.6 percent in the previous session.

* The USDA estimated 2018 U.S. winter wheat plantings at 32.608 million acres, above analyst expectations for 30.1 million to 32 million acres.

* U.S. domestic demand also supported soybeans after the National Oilseed Processors Association reported a record-large December soy crush of 166.382 million bushels among its members.

* Soybeans were pressured by widespread rains in Brazil over the weekend, which fueled speculation that the world's largest exporter could harvest a larger-than-expected crop this season.


* The dollar fell to a three-year low against its peers on Wednesday, with an earlier bounce sputtering as the euro edged back after shaking off a potentially negative turn in German politics.

* Oil prices rose on Wednesday on tightening supply and strong global demand, although some analysts warned of a downward correction after a more than 13-percent price rise in a month.

* Wall Street paused its rally on Tuesday, weighed down by weakness in General Electric shares and as lower oil prices dragged down the energy sector.


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Grains prices at 0124 GMT

Contract Last Change Pct chg Two-day chg MA 30 RSI CBOT wheat 416.75 0.25 +0.06% -0.89% 424.90 33 CBOT corn 348.50 0.25 +0.07% +0.65% 350.26 46 CBOT soy 967.50 -0.50 -0.05% +0.73% 975.82 59 CBOT rice 12.09 -$0.05 -0.45% +2.37% $12.06 67 WTI crude 63.91 $0.18 +0.28% -0.61% $59.67 74


Euro/dlr $1.229 $0.003 +0.25% +0.24% USD/AUD 0.7990 0.003 +0.38% +0.34%

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

(Reporting by Colin Packham)