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GRAINS-Prices subdued ahead of data as trade war weighs

Gus Trompiz and Naveen Thukral

* Market awaits weekly export, monthly soy crush data

* Uncertainty over U.S.-China trade deal weighs on beans

* Egypt wheat tender underscores export competition

(Updates with European trading, changes byline/dateline) PARIS/SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Chicago corn, wheat and soybean futures inched lower on Friday as uncertainty over U.S.-Chinese trade negotiations curbed prices while traders awaited indications about demand from export and oilseed crushing data. The most-active corn contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade was down 0.1% at $3.75-1/4 a bushel by 1110 GMT, while CBOT wheat was 0.4% lower at $5.05-3/4 a bushel. Soybeans were down 0.1% at $9.15-3/4 but holding above a one-month low of $9.11 touched on Thursday. All three crops were set for a weekly decline. "Grain markets are mixed overnight as traders watch for headlines out of the trade war between the U.S. and China," brokerage Allendale said in a note. "NOPA crush and weekly export sales will offer the latest glance into demand later today." Traders are watching on Friday for October soybean crushing figures from the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA), as well as weekly grain export sales figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The market will again be looking for clues about Chinese demand in the weekly export report. Doubts over whether an initial agreement will be reached this year by Washington and Beijing to defuse their tariff standoff have pressured grain prices this week. However, U.S. exporters have reported some fresh soybean sales to China while Beijing has gone ahead with plans to allow U.S. poultry imports. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday that Washington was getting close to a trade agreement with China, citing what he called very constructive discussions with Beijing. Grain markets have also been awaiting a clear picture of the impact of freezing conditions in U.S. grain belts on recently sown wheat and still to be harvested corn and soybeans. U.S. wheat was being capped by ample global supplies and signs of the renewed competitiveness of Russian wheat. "U.S. wheat is uncompetitive in most markets," said one Singapore-based grains trader at an international trading company. Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities, said it bought 465,000 tonnes of Russian and Ukrainian wheat in an international purchase tender for shipment Jan. 5-15. No U.S. wheat was offered in the tender.

Prices at 1110 GMT

Last Change Pct End Ytd PctMove 2018 MoveCBOT wheat 505.75 -2.00 -0.39 503.25 0.50CBOT corn 375.25 -0.50 -0.13 375.00 0.07CBOT soy 915.75 -1.00 -0.11 895.00 2.32Paris wheat Dec 177.25 -0.25 -0.14 191.25 -7.32Paris maize Jan 163.50 -0.50 -0.30 175.00 -6.57Paris rape Feb 388.00 -1.25 -0.32 366.00 6.01WTI crude oil 56.54 -0.23 -0.41 45.41 24.51Euro/dlr 1.10 0.00 0.06 1.1469 -3.85

Most active contracts - Wheat, corn and soy US cents/bushel, Paris futures in euros per tonne

(Reporting by Gus Trompiz in Paris and Naveen Thukral in Singapore; editing by Uttaresh.V and Elaine Hardcastle)