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    1. August 12, 2016

      US farms set to provide record corn and soyabean harvests

      Surveyors who visited farm fields this month have kicked dirt off their shoes and reached a striking conclusion: the US...

    2. July 6, 2016

      Prospect of bumper US harvest hurts grain bulls

      Grain bulls continued their retreat after much-needed rainfall in the US Midwest increased prospects of a bumper corn...

    1. June 30, 2016

      Soyabean and corn planting surges in US

      A spring grain rally has prompted US farmers to plant more corn and soyabeans, raising the prospect of a supply deluge...

    2. April 4, 2016

      Corn planting confounds bull expectations

      In the week to March 29, speculators trimmed their net short positions in Chicago Board of Trade corn futures by 25 per...

    3. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      US farmers to plant most acres of corn since '13

      The lowest prices in years aren’t dissuading farmers from sowing more corn, the US government said in a report that...

    4. January 12, 2016

      Grain prices rally on lower estimates for US crops

      Beaten-down commodity markets got a plank of support from the farm sector on Tuesday, as grain prices rallied on the...

    5. November 5, 2015

      Gold ETF pivots around Fed expectations

      If US jobs data cement expectations for a December rate rise by the Federal Reserve, then keep an eye on gold. The...

    6. October 21, 2015

      US regulator signals bid to curb high-speed trading

      A major US financial regulator has signalled the first serious effort to curb high-speed automated trading in the...

    7. September 10, 2015

      Sandor and CBOE team up to create interbank lending exchange

      One of the founders of the modern-day futures market has teamed up with Chicago’s CBOE Holdings to create a new...

    8. August 25, 2015

      US farm incomes cut by half as low grain prices bite

      An extended run of low grain prices will slash US farm incomes by more than half from their peak, the government said,...

    9. July 29, 2015

      Corn retreats after US weather brightens

      Improved weather and the impending harvest weighed on grains with corn giving up its past month’s gains and dropping to...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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’...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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