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U.S. grains: Soy, corn futures about flat

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grain and soy futures were about flat on Thursday in largely technical-driven trading as investors awaited supply and demand estimates from an annual U.S. Department of Agriculture forum due early on Friday. USDA on Thursday predicted U.S. plantings of corn and soybeans at 90 million acres each and wheat slightly […] Read more


U.S. livestock: CME live cattle extend losses

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle on Thursday lost ground for a second day in a row, weighed down by lower cash prices and an increased supply outlook, traders said. They said sell stops and fund liquidation contributed to market declines. Some investors adjusted positions before the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) […] Read more

ICE Canada Review: Canola firms despite worries over carryout

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, February 22 (CNS Canada) – The ICE Futures Canada canola complex finished higher on Thursday, despite growing fears that this year’s carryout could get much larger. “We might end up being under last year’s number for exports,” said a trader in Winnipeg. “That means our carryout could […] Read more

ICE Canola Rises with Spec Trading

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, February 22 (CNS) – Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada platform were higher on Thursday in speculative trading. Parched soil conditions in Argentina and expectations for continued dry weather supported the market. The USDA has imposed new import duties on biodiesel from Argentina. A final ruling […] Read more

Canadian Dollar and Business Outlook

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, MB, Feb. 22, 2018 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar opened lower Thursday, as new retail data from Statistics Canada dragged it down. At 8:58 CST Thursday morning the Canadian dollar was at US$0.7864 or C$1.2721, which compares with Wednesday’s North American close of US$0.7892 or C$1.2671. Oil prices […] Read more

ICE canola continues higher early Thursday

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 22 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures Canada canola contracts traded to both sides of unchanged in overnight activity, with the bias turning higher Thursday morning. Chart-based speculative buying was a feature, as the nearby technical remain pointed higher for canola, according to participants. Weakness in the […] Read more

Global Markets: World markets open lower

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, Feb. 22, 2018 – The president of Ford’s North American division is out after allegations of inappropriate behaviour. The company said Raj Nair was leaving the company after an internal review found behaviour that was inconsistent with its code of conduct. Details of the behaviour weren’t announced. Fourth-quarter profits […] Read more