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  • CHICAGO, Dec 19- Private exporters sold 1.199 million tonnes of U.S. soybeans for shipment to China, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday, confirming deals reported by Reuters a day earlier in the second round of buying as trade tensions ease. Traders said on Tuesday that China, the world's top soybean importer, returned to the U.S. soybean market after...

  • Dec 19- Private exporters sold 1.199 million tonnes of U.S. soybeans for shipment to China, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday, confirming deals reported by Reuters a day earlier in the second round of buying as trade tensions ease.

  • *Traders expect China to purchase U.S. beans. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were unchanged at $9.07-3/ 4 a bushel by 0426 GMT, after rising 0.3 percent on Tuesday. "China will have to buy U.S. beans, and they might as well do it now when relations are better than they have been for a while," said Phin Ziebell, agri-business analyst, National...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 19- U.S. soybean futures fell for the first time in three sessions on Wednesday, but Chinese purchases of U.S. supplies capped losses amid easing trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were down 0.2 percent at $9.05-3/ 4 a bushel by 0131 GMT, after rising 0.3 percent on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- U.S. stocks gave up their gains on Tuesday as energy stocks were weighed by a steep drop in oil prices and as the possibility of a partial government shutdown loomed. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Democrats had rejected his spending bill proposal. "In the short run, there's a heightened state of anxiety based off of whether there's...

  • ROME, Dec 18- Air Italy will start flying to Chicago next year, a move likely to revive a dispute between its minority shareholder Qatar Airways and U.S rivals trying to squeeze Gulf operators out of their domestic market. Formerly known as Meridiana, Air Italy is the country's second-largest airline, behind ailing Alitalia, and state-owned Qatar Airways holds a...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 18- Raw sugar futures on ICE fell to their lowest levels since early October, dragged down by losses in crude oil, while arabica coffee touched a three-month low as the market struggled to absorb surplus supplies. *March raw sugar settled down 0.19 cent, or 1.5 percent, at 12.30 cents per lb. after dipping to a low of 12.26 cents.

  • *China books unknown volume of U.S. soybeans. *Corn up on hopes for sales to China. Corn also firmed as traders anticipated import purchases by China as part of the detente, which included a pledge by Beijing to buy U.S. agricultural products.

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 18- Chicago soybean futures retreated from Monday's highs early Tuesday as the Asian session failed to drum up follow-on buying interest in the absence of fresh Chinese buying. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported soybean purchases of more than 1.5 million tonnes by China last week- the first in six months- but has not confirmed fresh deals...

  • *Slowing economic growth in China, Europe drags on oil markets. NEW YORK, Dec 17- Oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Monday, with U.S. crude tumbling below $50 a barrel, on signs of oversupply in the United States and as investor concern over global economic growth and fuel demand grows. Benchmark U.S. crude futures settled below $50 for the first time since October...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 17- Wall Street's most widely followed benchmark of small-cap stocks tumbled into a bear market on Monday as investors grew more worried about slower profit growth and rising interest rates. The Russell 2000 Index fell 2.32 percent for the day to its lowest level since August 2017. It is now down more than 21 percent from its Aug. 31 record high...

  • *Slowing economic growth in China, Europe drags on oil markets. NEW YORK, Dec 17- Oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Monday, with U.S. crude hitting the lowest since September 2017, on signs of oversupply in the United States and as investor sentiment remained under pressure from concern over global economic growth and fuel demand. Brent crude oil fell 67 cents, or...

  • *Slowing economic growth in China, Europe drags on oil markets. NEW YORK, Dec 17- Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Monday on signs of oversupply in the United States and as investor sentiment remained under pressure from concern over global economic growth and fuel demand. It's definitely pointing to the concern that there's more supply and demand is weakening, "...

  • *Soybeans rebound as traders expect renewed China demand. CHICAGO, Dec 17- U.S. soybean futures firmed on Monday after two sessions of declines as traders anticipated more purchases by China after the world's top soy importer last week booked its first U.S. shipments in six months. The U.S. Department of Agriculture did not announce any new export sales on Monday...

  • *Soybeans firm as U.S.- China trade tensions ease. PARIS/ SYDNEY, Dec 17- U.S. wheat futures rebounded more than 1 percent on Monday after a sharp fall in the previous session, as a jump in prices in top exporter Russia improved U.S. wheat's competitiveness on world markets. The most-active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade were up 1.2 percent at $5.36-1/ 4 a...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 17- U.S. soybean futures rose nearly 1 percent on Monday, rebounding from an eight-day low touched in the previous session, as the market drew comfort from signs that U.S.- China trade tensions were easing. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up 0.9 percent at $9.08-1/ 4 a bushel by 0234 GMT, having closed down 0.7 percent on...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 14- A gauge of global stocks tumbled on Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe intensified global growth worries as investors weighed the broader impact of the trade dispute between the United States and China. The European data came on the heels of weak readings from China, where November retail sales grew at the weakest pace since...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 14- U.S. soybean futures fell on Friday for a second session as traders reacted to smaller-than-expected purchases this week by China, coupled with ballooning global supplies, traders said. The most-active soybean contract struck a near six-month high on Wednesday, while spot January futures reached a 4-1/ 2- month top, as traders reported China had...

  • Dec 14- Annova LNG's proposed Brownsville liquefied natural gas export terminal in Texas took a step toward receiving federal approval for construction on Friday after staff at the federal energy regulator issued a draft environmental report. The Brownsville project includes liquefaction facilities, two LNG storage tanks, a pipeline meter station and...

  • *Europe, China cast pall on global growth, weigh on yields. NEW YORK, Dec 14- U.S. Treasury yields retreated on Friday, in line with falls in U.S. equities, weighed down by worries about global growth after poor economic numbers out of Europe and China.