Commodities Futures

  • *U.S. consumer data, looming China Q4 GDP supportive. SYDNEY, Jan 19- London copper reversed early losses to follow Shanghai futures higher on Thursday as expectations of steady growth in China helped the red metal along with positive U.S. economic signals. China is the top consumer of copper and other commodities, and markets keep a close watch on its economic...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 19- U.S. soybean futures were headed for their first fall in five sessions on Thursday as a stronger dollar weighed on the market, though concerns that production in Argentina may be curtailed by unfavorable weather capped losses. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade March soybeans was down 0.3 percent at $10.72 a bushel as of...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 19- U.S. oil on Thursday moved away from one-week lows touched the session before, with investors turning their attention to upcoming government data on U.S. inventories. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were trading up 38 cents at $51.46 per barrel at 0035 GMT, after dropping to a one-week low on Wednesday at $50.91 a barrel.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 18- U.S. soybean futures rose on Wednesday for a fourth straight session, notching a six-month high on worries that recent heavy rains could damage crops in Argentina. Chicago Board of Trade March soybeans settled up 5-3/ 4 cents at $10.75 per bushel after reaching $10.80, the contract's highest level since mid-July. "Traders are just getting bulled up...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 18- Cocoa futures on ICE were little changed on Wednesday, despite the brief closure of the main port in top grower Ivory Coast by protesting gendarmes, as bearish speculators stood pat and prices tracked the British pound instead. New York March cocoa futures settled down $2, or 0.1 percent, at $2,233 per tonne, while London March cocoa settled...

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  • LONDON, Jan 18- Arabica coffee fell on Wednesday on a stronger dollar and expectations for ample supply, while London cocoa gained on renewed unrest in top producer Ivory Coast. March arabica futures were down 1.95 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $1.4795 per lb at 1552 GMT. Prices were supported by a weaker pound and renewed concerns over unrest in top producer Ivory Coast.

  • *OPEC pumps 221,000 bpd less in Dec than in Nov. LONDON, Jan 18- Oil prices fell on Wednesday on expectations that U.S. producers would boost output, while OPEC signalled a drop in the global oil supply surplus this year as the producer group's output fell back from a record high. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were down $1.05 at $54.42...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- Gold retreated on Wednesday from the previous day's eight-week high as data showing the biggest pick-up in consumer prices in 2-1/ 2 years lifted the dollar and U.S. Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,214.46 an ounce at 1450 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for February delivery were $1.50 lower at $1,214.40. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its...

  • *Ivory Coast unrest in main export hub. LONDON, Jan 18- London cocoa futures rose on Wednesday, lifted by a weaker pound and renewed concerns over unrest in top producer Ivory Coast. The market was also keeping a close watch on unrest in the Ivory Coast.

  • *OPEC pumps 221,000 bpd less in Dec than in Nov. LONDON, Jan 18- Oil prices fell on Wednesday on expectations that U.S. producers would boost output, just as OPEC signaled that a global supply-reduction deal will shrink the oil glut this year. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were down 75 cents $54.72 a barrel at 1230 GMT.

  • *Futures up: Dow 6 pts, S&P 0.75 pts, Nasdaq 3.75 pts. Jan 18- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday ahead of another set of big bank earnings and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech. *The Trump rally, which drove Wall Street to record highs, has been showing signs of fatigue since the start of the year as investors get increasingly nervous...

  • *Traders await assessment of rain impact in Argentina. HAMBURG/ SINGAPORE, Jan 18- Chicago soybean futures dropped on Wednesday as the market paused for breath after hitting its highest in around six months on Tuesday on worries that heavy rain could damage crops in Argentina. Chicago Board of Trade most-active March soybeans were down 0.3 percent to $10.65-3/ 4...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- Oil prices fell on Wednesday on expectations that U.S. producers would boost output. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were down 82 cents $54.65 a barrel at 1008 GMT. Representative Ryan Zinke of Montana, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for interior secretary, on Tuesday said he would consider an expansion of...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 18- Oil prices rose on Wednesday with a weaker dollar underpinning the market, although gains were limited by expectations that U.S. producers would boost output. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were trading up 22 cents at $52.70 per barrel at 0742 GMT. "U.S. oil has been supported by considerable weakening in the U.S. dollar over the last 24...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 18- Asian stock markets stabilized near three-month highs on Wednesday, helped by Hong Kong and Chinese shares, as investors judged U.S. The firmness in Asia is expected to extend to Europe with stock futures in key European markets pointing to a higher start. "Trump's comments on the dollar has helped relieve downward pressure on the renminbi and on...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 18- Oil prices rose on Wednesday with a weaker dollar underpinning the market, although gains were limited by expectations that U.S. producers would boost output. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were trading up 17 cents at $52.65 per barrel at 0448 GMT. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were up 17 cents...

  • *Concerns over excessive rains hitting Argentina's soybean crop. SINGAPORE, Jan 18- Chicago soybean futures edged lower on Wednesday as the market took a breather after climbing to its highest in six months on concerns over heavy rains damaging the crop in Argentina. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active soybean contract slid 0.4 percent to $10.64-1/ 2 a...

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