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  • SINGAPORE, Aug 24- Oil was steady on Thursday, holding gains from the previous session after another fall in U.S. crude inventories indicated a tighter market, and as a tropical storm was heading for oil producing facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $52.58 per barrel at 0658 GMT, up 1 cent from...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 24- Oil was steady on Thursday, holding gains from the previous session after another fall in U.S. crude inventories indicated a tighter market, and as a tropical storm was heading for oil producing facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $52.58 per barrel at 0438 GMT, up 1 cent from...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 24- There is little doubt that Iraq's mooted shift to using Dubai crude futures from long-standing price assessor Platts will shake up the trading of Middle East oil, but is it a once-off shock or the first of the dominoes to fall. Iraq's state oil marketer SOMO has asked its customers for feedback on a planned move to use Oman futures...

  • *Crop tour pegs Illinois corn yields below USDA f'cast. The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were trading up 0.2 percent at $3.56-1/ 2 a bushel by 0345 GMT, having earlier hit a low of $3.55-1/ 4 a bushel- the lowest since March 31. The tour estimated yields in Illinois at 180.72 bushels per acre, below the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest...

  • *Three-month nickel on the London Metal Exchange gained 0.9 percent to $11,770.00 a tonne by 0125 GMT, after touching $11,825 overnight, the highest since last November. *The most-traded nickel contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose 2.62 percent to 94,500 yuan a tonne, the highest since early March. *SHANGHAI COPPER: Shanghai Futures Exchange copper was...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 24- U.S. corn nudged higher on Thursday, edging up from a near five-month low touched earlier in the session after a widely watched crop tour pegged lower yields in a key producing region. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were trading up 0.1 percent at $3.56 a bushel by 0114 GMT, having earlier hit a low of $3.55-1/ 4 a bushel- the...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 24- Oil prices were little changed in early trade on Thursday, holding most of their gains from the previous session after another fall in U.S. crude inventories which is seen as a sign of a tighter market. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $52.48 per barrel at 0103 GMT, down 9 cents from their last close.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 23- U.S. corn futures sank to their lowest levels of the year on Wednesday on fund-driven technical selling and plentiful global grain supplies, analysts said. "In a market this weak, contract lows are a target," said Don Roose, president of U.S. Commodities, adding that hefty global inventories of corn and wheat continue to hang over the market.

  • Dollar index slides

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on what's next for the U.S. dollar as the index hits a new low.

  • A worker labels copper products at Truong Phu cable factory in northern Hai Duong province, outside Hanoi, Vietnam August 11, 2017.

    Gold, silver and copper have surged this year, and analyst Mike Dudas says that he's betting on one for an even bigger rally.

  • Analyst sees an even bigger rally ahead for metals

    Mike Dudas of Vertical Research Partners tells CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis why the metals still have more room to run.

  • GASOLINE FUTURES RISE TO SESSION HIGH AFTER EIA DATA SHOWS BIGGER-THAN-EXPECTED DRAW IN INVENTORIES.

  • LONDON, Aug 23- COMEX copper stocks rose by a net 271 tonnes on Monday. There was some light two-way action at New Orleans and arrivals at both Tucson and Salt Lake City. For years the copper market narrative has been woven around the interaction between inventory registered with the London Metal Exchange and the Shanghai Futures Exchange.

  • Aug 23- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday as investors appeared to be in a risk-off mode a day after President Donald Trump said he will shutdown the U.S. government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico. *Trump also said he might scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan,...

  • SYDNEY/ PARIS, Aug 23- U.S. soybeans rose on Wednesday to a near two-week high as reports of lower-than-expected yields during a widely followed U.S. crop tour stoked fears that production would fail to match official estimates. Most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade climbed 0.8 percent to $9.44-3/ 4 a bushel by 1135 GMT, near the session high of...

  • Aug 23- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday as investors appeared to be in a risk-off mode a day after President Donald Trump said he will shutdown the U.S. government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico. *Trump also said he might scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. *U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan,...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 23- China's benchmark stock indexes ended the morning session little changed on Wednesday as rising financial shares offset selling pressure on materials firms amid doubts about how much longer a rally in steel prices can be maintained. China CSI300 stock index futures for September rose 0.2 percent to 3,734.4, 16.2 points below the underlying...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 23- U.S. soybeans rose on Wednesday to a two-week high as reports of lower-than-expected yields during a widely followed U.S. crop tour stoked fears that production would fall to match official estimates. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade had climbed 0.7 percent to $9.43-3/ 4 a bushel by 0304 GMT, near the session high of $9.47...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 23- U.S. soybean prices rose on Wednesday, drawing support from the findings of a widely-watched U.S. crop tour that stoked fears production would fail to meet official estimates. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade had climbed 0.6 percent to $9.43 a bushel by 0107 GMT, after closing up 0.1 percent on Tuesday.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 22- U.S. wheat futures sank. Chicago Board of Trade corn futures weakened slightly. Traders were tracking the annual Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour, which found below-average corn yield potential in Indiana and above-average in Nebraska while soybean pod counts were average to below-average in the states.

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