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  • SEOUL, Aug 3- U.S. crude futures slipped on Monday in Asian trading as unexpectedly slow Chinese factory growth in July raised demand concerns, while oil markets were also weighed down by OPEC's record monthly output. *U.S. crude fell 29 cents to $46.83 a barrel as of 0005 GMT after settling down $1.40, or almost 3 percent, at $47.12 a barrel on the previous session.

  • A number of companies are beating earnings expectations. Unfortunately, it's not doing much for their stock prices.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 2- A decade ago Zhang Xiongjie was a teenage infantryman patrolling China's bleak border with North Korea. Now he stays in swanky hotels and drives a Mercedes Benz CLS- a remarkable rags-to-riches journey achieved in part by dominating one of the most obscure corners of China's unruly financial markets: egg futures. The story of how he earned so much...

  • GRAINS-Soybean, corn futures fall; wheat mixed Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 3:18 PM ET

    CHICAGO, July 31- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell on Friday, pressured by profit-taking and the cancellation of an export deal with China, traders said. "The weather so far is non-threatening," said Don Roose, president of brokerage U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans settled down 9-1/ 2 cents at $9.80-3/ 4 a...

  • Why Brazil's slowdown is almost as bad as China's Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 12:33 PM ET
    Eight-GB memory cards are advertised for sale in a shopping district in the Centro neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, March 12, 2015.

    Tough times for Brazil

  • Futures Now: Bond yields tumble Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 12:33 PM ET
    Futures Now: Bond yields tumble

    The Futures Now team discusses levels in yields and the impact of the upcoming jobs number.

  • CHICAGO, July 31- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell on Friday, pressured by profit taking and the cancellation of an export deal with China, traders said. "The weather so far is non threatening," said Don Roose, president of brokerage U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans were down 6 cents at $9.84-1/ 4 a bushel at...

  • BEIJING, July 31- China's sole financial futures exchange will tighten rules governing trading that it regards as "irregular" to tackle what it sees as excessive speculation in the markets, it said on Friday. China's stock markets fell into a savage correction in mid-June, slumping some 30 percent, after more than doubling in a year. Also on Friday, China's...

  • BEIJING, July 31- China's financial futures regulator will tighten rules governing trading that it regards as "irregular" to tackle what it sees as excessive speculation in the markets, it said on Friday. The China Financial Futures Exchange will classify some arbitrage and speculative activity in stock index futures as "irregular" it said in a statement on its...

  • *Oil prices fell after OPEC indicated there would be no output cuts despite a huge global oversupply, while copper was lower on lingering worries about demand in top consumer China. *Exxon Mobil, Royal Caribbean and Chevron are scheduled to report before the opening bell. *Data expected on Friday includes the University of Michigan's final July reading on the...

  • China arrests seven in 1:100 leveraged futures scam Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 3:09 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, July 31- Chinese authorities have arrested seven people who allegedly lured in half a billion dollars from investors by illegally offering huge amounts of leverage as high as lending 100 yuan for every yuan in collateral, a prosecutor said on Friday. The Longwan district prosecutor in the coastal city of Wenzhou said on its official microblog that...

  • HONG KONG, July 31- China stocks fell on Friday and looked set to suffer their biggest monthly loss in nearly six years even as Beijing rolled out a series of support measures and promised to step up efforts to bolster the flagging economy. China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 0.1 percent to 3,678.6, but was still 133.74 points below the current value of...

  • China stocks fall at market open Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 9:27 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, July 31- China stocks fell on Friday morning at market open. The CSI300 index fell 1.0 percent to 3,777.15 points at 1:26 GMT, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.4 percent to 3,655.67 points. China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 0.3 percent, to 3,668.4, 108.75 points below the current value of the underlying index.

  • MELBOURNE, July 31- London copper ticked lower on Friday and was facing its biggest monthly loss since January amid sputtering Chinese demand and a stronger dollar, with traders squaring books ahead of the month-end and Chinese factory data over the weekend. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper fell 0.8 percent to 38360 yuan a tonne. Power cuts in Africa's...

  • TOKYO, July 31- The dollar held near one-week highs against a basket of major currencies on Friday as investors interpreted latest U.S. The market will continue to search for more hints on whether it will come in September or later, "said Shin Kadota, chief FX strategist at Barclays in Tokyo. U.S. interest rate futures priced in a higher chance of a September rate hike,...

  • CHICAGO, July 30- U.S. soybean futures rose on Thursday as signs of growing export demand threatened to cut into an already thin supply base, traders said. Corn futures also firmed, with bargain hunters and technical buyers stepping into the market after prices fell to a five-week low. Chicago Board of Trade August soybean futures settled up 7-1/ 4 cents at $9.90-1/ 4...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 30- Arabica coffee futures on ICE rallied on Thursday on short-covering and a lack of producer selling, as raw sugar futures fell, giving up much of the previous day's advance as buying dried up at key chart resistance and cocoa futures edged higher. "There's not much selling from origin and the speculators are beginning to cover," said Rodrigo...

  • NEW YORK, July 30- Crude futures settled down on Thursday, pressured by a rally in the dollar which countered bullish sentiment from a drawdown in U.S. stockpiles that was much steeper than expected. Global benchmark Brent neared a six-month trough earlier this week and U.S. futures neared four-month lows, pressured by a global glut, a resurgent dollar and China's...

  • Why gold could sink to $800: Yamada Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 3:01 PM ET

    "I think we have to recognize that gold is in a structural bear market," top technician Louise Yamada says.

  • NEW YORK, July 30- Crude futures erased early gains on Thursday after bullish sentiment from a drawdown in U.S. stockpiles was checked by a rally in the dollar. Oil has lost more than $10 a barrel over the past month, with global benchmark Brent nearing a six-month trough earlier this week and U.S. futures near four-month lows, amid a global glut, resurgent dollar and...

Futures Now

  • "We have to recognize that gold is in a structural bear market," top technician Louise Yamada says.

  • Futures Now, July 30, 2015

    The dollar rallies on the Fed. Louise Yamada says the gold chart is broken. And traders say it's time to keep buying stocks, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

  • Keep buying stocks: Trader

    Is a .VIX spike coming? Trading S&P futures now, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.

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