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    1. October 7, 2014

      Grain rallies as traders rush to buy

      Grain prices rallied as traders closed their bearish positions ahead of a key monthly production report, with wheat jumping...

    2. September 30, 2014

      Low US soyabean stocks fail to halt price slide

      A report revealing the lowest US soyabean stockpiles in more than four decades failed to arrest a steep price slide for the...

    1. August 12, 2014

      Corn drops on record output forecasts

      Record US production forecasts for corn and soyabeans pushed prices lower as near-perfect weather conditions continued to...

    2. August 11, 2014

      Wheat more at risk from tanks than tractors

      Commodity futures trading can be volatile enough without having to cope with intense geopolitical factors. It’s not just...

    3. July 17, 2014

      US natural gas price dips below $4 for first time in 2014

      US natural gas prices fell below $4 for the first time this year, after a government report indicated suppliers had injected...

    4. July 16, 2014

      US corn price rebounds from 4-year low

      US corn prices rebounded from a four-year low on Wednesday but analysts said this did not mean the market had bottomed after...

    5. July 11, 2014

      ICE at pains to take cotton global

      Almost monthly, commodity exchanges announce plans for a new futures contract. Not all of them work. Some take forever to...

    6. July 10, 2014

      Corn price wilts on bumper crop forecast

      The prospect of a colossal 1bn-tonne global corn crop has sent the price of the grain below $4 per bushel for the first time...

    7. June 30, 2014

      Soyabeans tumble on record US planting

      Extremely low stocks and high prices for soyabeans have prompted US farmers to sow what could be their biggest crop ever,...

    8. March 6, 2014

      Robert Ray, Chicago exchanges veteran, dies

      Robert Ray, head of the CME’s planned European futures business, has died after a short illness, the US group confirmed on...

    9. January 10, 2014

      Corn climbs on supply weakness surprise

      Corn prices jumped after the world’s biggest grower reported slightly less supply than expected. The publication of several...

    10. November 12, 2013

      ICE boss has eye on interest rate swaps

      Jeff Sprecher has long sought an interest rate derivatives business. His first shot at one came in 2007 with an unsuccessful...

    11. November 8, 2013

      Corn jumps on strong US demand forecast

      Corn and soyabean prices rose after the US government acknowledged more ample supplies had encouraged consumers from chicken...

    12. September 30, 2013

      Corn price slumps to three-year low

      Corn prices slumped to the lowest in three years after US government surveyors counted bigger grain piles than expected,...

    13. September 27, 2013

      Wheat prices jump to two-month high

      Grain traders adjusted their positions ahead of Monday’s quarterly inventory report from the US government, pushing wheat to...

    14. September 24, 2013

      Mark Ibbotson named head of UK clearing group GH Financials

      GH Financials, an independent clearing company, has appointed Mark Ibbotson, the former co-head of NYSE Liffe, as its new...

    15. August 29, 2013

      Soyabean meal jumps as supply falls

      The price of soyabean meal is up sharply as processing plants slow down production, posing a threat to poultry farmers’...

    16. August 26, 2013

      Grains jump on threat of late US heatwave

      Grain prices sprang higher as a late-summer heatwave crept into the US Midwest, threatening to reduce the size of corn and...

    17. August 12, 2013

      Grains jump as US trims crop forecasts

      Grain markets leapt after a widely followed government agency trimmed forecasts for the US corn and soyabean crops, leaving...

    18. July 11, 2013

      Wheat rallies on raised China demand forecast

      Wheat prices rallied as the latest US monthly report on supply and demand forecast Chinese imports of the commodities rising...

    19. June 28, 2013

      Corn prices slide on higher crop planting

      New crop corn prices to be harvested later this year fell sharply as US farmers planted the largest acreage of the commodity...

    20. May 21, 2013

      Corn prices tumble amid intense planting

      Corn prices fell on Tuesday after the US government reported farmers planted at a lightning pace last week, increasing the...

    21. May 21, 2013

      US farmland faces asset bubble test

      A century ago, US farmland real estate enjoyed a huge boom. Interest rates were low. Grain prices were high. The world’s...

    22. March 28, 2013

      Full grain stores push corn sharply lower

      Corn futures ended the week sharply lower after the US government reported far more stocks of leftover grain than analysts...

    23. March 5, 2013

      CME Group trims grain-trading hours

      CME Group has shortened its grain-trading sessions in response to a survey of customers, reversing a decision it took last...

    24. February 26, 2013

      Those betting on D Börse deal face a wait

      Will Deutsche Börse be the latest European exchange to fall to a larger US rival? The group quickly moved to shoot down the...

    25. February 12, 2013

      South American harvest hits grain prices

      Agricultural markets retreated on Tuesday, with corn falling for the eighth session in a row as rising expectations for...

    26. February 4, 2013

      CME severs wheat ties with Kansas City

      CME Group has announced it will move wheat futures pits to Chicago from Kansas City, Missouri, ending 157 years of floor...

    27. January 22, 2013

      CME surveys grain traders on hours

      The biggest US futures exchange opened the door to shorter grain trading sessions amid discontent from some of the most...

    28. January 7, 2013

      Corn at six-month low ahead of key data

      The price of corn fell to a six-month low as bearish investors adjusted their positions ahead of the release of official US...

    29. December 21, 2012

      ICE keeps its focus on futures

      Real estate has never been a big part of IntercontinentalExchange’s identity. After buying London’s International Petroleum...

    30. December 20, 2012

      ICE chief makes biggest bet with NY deal

      In the past decade Jeff Sprecher and IntercontinentalExchange have been the exchange industry’s upstarts. An ultimately...

    31. December 20, 2012

      Corn price tumbles to five-month low

      Agricultural commodities prices fell sharply with corn hitting its lowest in five months as investors bet that production...

    32. December 11, 2012

      Wheat falls as US forecasts higher supply

      Wheat prices fell to a five-month low on Tuesday after the US government said in a closely watched report that supplies of...

    33. November 16, 2012

      US will not ease corn ethanol mandate

      The White House on Friday rejected requests to halt a government mandate to blend billions of gallons of corn-based ethanol...

    34. November 9, 2012

      Grain markets down on US data

      Grain markets came under pressure after closely followed government forecasters increased estimates of the size of this...

    35. October 17, 2012

      CME buys Kansas City wheat exchange

      CME Group, the world’s largest futures exchange operator, acted to cement its dominance in grain futures markets on...

    36. October 11, 2012

      Corn leaps after US supply forecast cut

      Corn prices jumped sharply on Thursday after official US forecasts for this year’s harvest were cut, reviving fears over the...

    37. October 2, 2012

      Early harvest weighs on soyabeans

      Soyabean prices fell to a three-month low as the sharp rise in supplies from the newly harvested crop and better than...

    38. September 28, 2012

      Grain jumps on US inventory figures

      Grains prices jumped after a rush of buying orders triggered by the US government’s quarterly inventory data, which showed...

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