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GRAINS-Soybeans hover near 1-week low as trade-deal delay weighs

SYDNEY, Nov 7 (Reuters) - U.S. soybean futures were little changed on Thursday, hovering near a one-week low hit in the previous session, with traders being anxious amid reports of delays in sealing an anticipated trade deal between Washington and Beijing.

FUNDAMENTALS

* The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were trading at $9.27-3/4 a bushel, as of 0017 GMT, having closed 0.7% weaker on Wednesday when prices hit their lowest since Oct. 31.

* The most active corn futures were up 0.1% at $3.79 a bushel, having closed down 0.8% in the previous session when prices hit a Sept. 30 low of $3.77-1/2 a bushel.

* The most active wheat futures were little changed at $5.17-1/4 a bushel, having closed up 0.3% on Wednesday when prices hit a Oct. 25 high of $5.22 a bushel.

* Market sentiment sours after a senior official of the Trump administration told Reuters on Wednesday that a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign a long-awaited interim trade deal could be delayed until December as discussions continue over terms and venue.

* U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue its supply and demand report on Friday.

* Commodity brokerage INTL FCStone said a poll of its clients estimated Australia's 2019/20 wheat crop at 15.54 million tonnes, 19.1% lower than Australia's official estimate of 19.2 million tonnes.

MARKET NEWS

* The dollar was shackled against its major rivals on Thursday as lingering doubts about when the United States and China will sign a preliminary trade deal discouraged traders from taking big positions.

* Oil prices dropped more than $1 a barrel on Wednesday after a much larger-than-expected build in U.S. crude inventories and after Reuters reported that the signing of a U.S.-China trade deal could be delayed until December.

* U.S. stocks ended little changed on Wednesday as a report the U.S.-China trade deal could be delayed until December was offset by gains in healthcare shares.

(Reporting by Colin Packham, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)