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    1. July 9, 2015

      El Niño hits Asian and African cereal production

      Adverse weather conditions and the effect of El Niño is hitting key cereal production in Africa and Asia, although...

    2. June 25, 2015

      Rain delays to US planting lift corn and soya prices

      Fields too wet to drive a tractor, corn stalks flattened by gusts, submerged silos: wild weather in the US Midwest has...

    1. June 11, 2015

      US biofuel plan rattles ethanol credits

      New US biofuels targets have shaken markets from ethanol credits to Malaysian palm oil, underlining the far-reaching...

    2. April 8, 2015

      Argentine soyabean ‘stocks bubble’ set to burst

      Argentina’s soyabean “stocks bubble” is about to burst as the country’s farmers are set to sell their crops to support...

    3. February 19, 2015

      US farmers forecast to plant less

      US farmers will plant less land with major crops this year as grain and oilseed prices grind lower, the US government...

    4. February 5, 2015

      CME to close futures pits

      CME Group will close most of its future pits in Chicago and New York by this summer, in the latest sign of how...

    5. January 12, 2015

      US corn stocks bulge to most on record

      US grain silos are bulging with the most corn on record after last year’s huge harvest, adding to the drag on...

    6. December 22, 2014

      Russia to introduce export tariff on grain

      Russia, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of wheat, is preparing to introduce export duties on grain in an effort to...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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’...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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