GRAINS-Soybeans edge higher, Chinese tariffs cap gains

SYDNEY, April 5 (Reuters) - U.S. soybeans edged higher on Thursday, rebounding from a near two-month low touched in the previous session, though China's decision to impose tough new tariffs on U.S. agricultural products is keeping a lid on prices.


* The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up 0.3 percent to $10.18-1/4 a bushel by 0033 GMT, having closed down 2.2 percent on Wednesday when prices hit a low of $9.83-1/2 a bushel - the lowest since Feb 9.

* The most active corn futures were up 0.2 percent to $3.81-3/4 a bushel, having slumped 1.9 percent in the previous session when prices hit a low of $3.72 a bushel - the lowest since March 23.

* The most active wheat futures were up 0.9 percent to $4.59-3/4 a bushel, having closed down 0.4 percent on Wednesday.

* China announced it would impose tariffs on U.S. agricultural products, planes and chemicals in response to Washington's proposed duties on Chinese electronics and other exports.

* The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday said China bought 129,000 tonnes of U.S. soybeans within the past 24 hours and 325,000 tonnes were sold to unidentified destinations.


* The dollar recovered against the yen and Swiss franc on Wednesday, bolstered by a rebound on Wall Street, as investors turned less pessimistic about the impact of China's move to slap tariffs on key U.S. imports in response to a similar measure from the United States.

* Oil prices settled slightly lower on Wednesday, as a surprise draw in U.S. crude stockpiles triggered a rebound from session lows hit after China proposed a broad range of tariffs on U.S. exports that fed fears of a trade war.

* Wall Street's three major indexes staged a comeback to close around 1 percent higher on Wednesday as investors turned their focus to earnings and away from a trade conflict between the United States and China that wreaked havoc in earlier trading.


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Grains prices at 0033 GMT

Contract Last Change Pct chg Two-day chg MA 30 RSI CBOT wheat 459.75 4.00 +0.88% +0.49% 473.23 55 CBOT corn 381.75 0.75 +0.20% -1.74% 382.28 52 CBOT soy 1018.25 3.00 +0.30% -1.90% 1042.23 41 CBOT rice 12.42 $0.00 +0.00% +0.89% $12.35 59 WTI crude 63.56 $0.19 +0.30% +0.08% $62.88 48


Euro/dlr $1.229 $0.001 +0.07% +0.13% USD/AUD 0.7709 -0.001 -0.09% +0.34%

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

(Reporting by Colin Packham Editing by Aaron Sheldrick)