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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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’...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. September 18, 2012

    Meet Cargill, the news wire

    It is said that the internet allows anyone to be a member of the media. This apparently also applies to Cargill, the world’s...

  36. September 17, 2012

    Speedy harvest cuts grain prices

    Grain markets sank on Monday, with soyabeans hitting the exchange-imposed limit, as a speedy harvest by US farmers offset...

  37. September 12, 2012

    US lowers corn outlook

    The US has confirmed that grain consumers are recoiling in the face of soaring prices, suggesting a blistering rally in food...

  38. September 4, 2012

    Soyabeans hit record high on Brazil data

    Soyabeans hit a record high after a sharp fall in monthly Brazilian exports raised further fears about falling global...

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