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  • CHICAGO, Dec 9- U.S. soybean and corn futures rose 1 percent on Friday, buoyed by technical buying and concerns over dry growing conditions in Argentina in the wake of U.S. Department of Agriculture crop data at midday that was deemed neutral, traders said. The gains came after USDA in a monthly report left U.S. soybean, corn and wheat stockpile estimates unchanged...

  • The Baker Hughes oil rig count plunged from a record 1,609 in October 2014 to a six-year low of 316 in May as U.S. crude collapsed from over $107 a barrel in June 2014 to near $26 in February 2016. U.S. crude futures were trading around $51 a barrel on Friday on optimism that non- OPEC producers meeting in Vienna over the weekend would agree to cut output to bolster the...

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 9- Yields paid on Brazilian rate futures fell on Friday after the country reported its slowest monthly inflation since 1998, consolidating bets on a sharper interest rate cut next month. Central bank Governor Ilan Goldfajn had said on Wednesday keeping inflation expectations in check is crucial for the bank to continue cutting rates and that a...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. derivatives regulator will move on from reforms undertaken after the 2007-09 financial crisis to a new focus on U.S. competitiveness and the potential for shocks to the global $710 trillion swaps markets under President-elect Donald Trump. J. Christopher Giancarlo, in line to head the Commodity Futures Trading Commission once Trump...

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

    Stock ownership is increasingly concentrated in the hands of the wealthy.

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Dec 9- Chicago soybean futures turned higher on Friday, coming off an earlier two-week low as investors adjusted positions before U.S. government crop forecasts that will give clues as to how brisk export demand is playing out against big supplies. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its monthly supply-demand report at 1700 GMT and...

  • President-elect Donald Trump exits his plane at John Glenn International Airport December 8, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.

    Realistically speaking, sustained economic growth of 3 percent "is a pretty high hurdle," Russell Investment's Mark Eibel tells CNBC.

  • Dec 9- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Friday, indicating that investors were still eager to buy into the post-election rally that has propelled a host of Wall Street indexes to record highs. *The "Trump rally" has been running for the past month as investors bet President-elect Donald Trump's policies will boost economic growth and inflation.

  • Christopher Giancarlo, a commissioner at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which regulates derivatives in the United States, said the deadline will pose a massive challenge for market participants. "Derivatives users must now be working to modify their existing collateral agreements or draft new ones," he told a conference held by derivatives...

  • *China imports grow at fastest pace in more than 2 yrs. MELBOURNE, Dec 9- London copper was set to close the week higher on Friday, after robust China imports in November offered more evidence that the world's No.2 economy is on a recovery track. Shanghai Futures Exchange copper pared earlier losses to 47,100 yuan a tonne.

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 9- Chicago soybean futures lost more ground on Friday, with the market set for a second week of losses as an improving outlook for weather in Argentina boosted hopes for another year of bumper supplies. *Dry parts of Argentina may see rains within the next two weeks, meteorologists said, buoying hopes of record production in 2017. Brazil's...

  • MELBOURNE, Dec 9- London copper was set for a flat weekly close on Friday, after robust China imports in November offered more evidence that China's economy is on a recovery track. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper fell by 1.5 percent to 46,760 yuan a tonne. *China's imports grew at the fastest pace in more than two years in November, fuelled by its strong thirst for...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- The U.S. derivatives regulator will move on from reforms created in the wake of the 2007-09 financial crisis to a new focus on U.S. competitiveness and the potential for shocks to the global $710 trillion swaps markets under President-elect Donald Trump. J. Christopher Giancarlo, in line to head the Commodity Futures Trading Commission once...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 8- U.S. soybean futures dropped 2 percent on Thursday, the steepest decline in 2-1/ 2 months, on profit-taking tied to lower vegoil prices and extended weather outlooks for rainfall in Argentina, traders and analysts said. President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the nation's Environmental...

  • Economist Harry Dent defends his ‘bold’ forecasts

    Harry Dent defends his ‘bold’ forecasts – saying investors can still make big profits from the Trump rally.

  • The triggers which could wipe out stock market gains

    Economist Harry Dent warns investors of the triggers which could create a sharp pullback

  • Trump rally is 'peak of a lifetime:' Economist Harry Dent

    The Trump rally is setting the markets up for an epic crash, says Dent Research Founder Harry Dent.

  • Dow to plunge as much as 17,000 points: Economist Harry Dent

    A Dow collapse is inevitable, and the index will drop to as low as 3000 in next few years, according to Dent Research Founder Harry Dent.

  • The 'honeymoon' for stocks is almost over: Strategist

    Mark Eibel of Russell Investments discusses why he sees the rally fading with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 8- U.S. soybean futures declined by more than 2 percent on Thursday, on pace for their largest losses in three months, on profit-taking tied to lower vegoil prices and extended weather outlooks for rainfall in Argentina, traders and analysts said. President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the...

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