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GRAINS-Soybean prices edge away from 10-yr low, but trade tensions drag

SYDNEY, May 10 (Reuters) - U.S. soybean futures on Friday inched away from an over 10-year low touched the session before, but remained under pressure as the specter of deepening U.S-China trade tensions loomed over the market.


* The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were down 3 percent for the week, in what would be their biggest weekly slide since August.

* Soybeans on Thursday hit their lowest since December 2008 at $8.06-1/2 a bushel.

* The most active corn futures were down more than 4 percent for the week, set for their largest weekly loss since the end of March.

* The most active wheat futures were down 1 percent for the week, on course for their fifth straight weekly decline.

* Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators concluded the first of two days of talks on Thursday to rescue a trade deal that is close to collapsing as Washington prepares to go ahead with plans to hike tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of goods imported from China.

* U.S. President Donald Trump has accused China of reneging on commitments it made in earlier talks and vowed to impose new tariffs on imports of Chinese goods at 12:01 a.m. EDT (0401 GMT) on Friday. China has threatened to retaliate.

* The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a weekly report on export sales on Thursday said "unknown destinations" had canceled purchases of 263,500 tonnes of U.S. soybeans.

* Brazil's agricultural agency Conab on Thursday raised its forecast for the nation's 2018-19 soy crop to 114.313 million tonnes.

* The USDA will on Friday issue a monthly report that is expected to confirm large U.S. inventories of soybeans, corn and wheat.


* The safe-haven Japanese yen and Swiss franc stood tall on Friday amid investor concerns that a long-standing rift over trade between the United States and China could deepen if talks between the two fail to reach a last-minute deal. Wall Street's main indexes fell on Thursday.

* U.S. oil prices rose on Friday on renewed optimism that a trade deal between Washington and Beijing could be struck.


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Grains prices at 0101 GMT

Contract Last Change Pct chg Two-day chg MA 30 RSICBOT wheat 433.00 3.50 +0.81% -1.37% 451.90 33CBOT corn 354.75 1.50 +0.42% -2.61% 366.07 29CBOT soy 817.50 4.75 +0.58% -1.18% 878.77 14CBOT rice 10.93 -$0.01 -0.05% -0.18% $10.73 68WTI crude 62.31 $0.61 +0.99% +0.31% $63.29 45


Euro/dlr $1.123 $0.001 +0.05% +0.31%USD/AUD 0.6998 0.001 +0.14% +0.14%

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

(Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Joseph Radford)