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U.S. grains: Export concerns pressure soy

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell to their lowest in nearly two weeks on Thursday on worries about declining demand from top importer China, traders said. Wheat futures firmed to their highest since April 10, their third straight day of gains, while corn eased for the fourth time in five […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Cattle futures drop

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures dropped on Thursday on profit-taking and fund liquidation ahead of the U.S. Agriculture Department’s monthly Cattle on Feed report. Feeder cattle followed live cattle futures lower. Hog futures were mixed on bull spreading, with the front month contract rising in thin trading while deferreds weakened. […] Read more


Canadian Financial Close: Loonie drops with stock market

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, April 19 (CNS) – The Canadian dollar closed lower Thursday, dragged down by the stock market. The Canadian dollar settled Thursday at US$0.7916 or C$1.2633, compared to Wednesday’s North American close of US$0.7928 or C$1.2614. Oil prices hit highs not seen since 2014, but later gave back gains following […] Read more



North American Grain/Oilseed Review: Canola climbs with spec short-covering

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada Winnipeg, April 19 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures Canada canola contracts were up sharply on Thursday, as speculative short-covering, solid end user demand, and weakness in the Canadian dollar all provided support. A looming strike at Canadian Pacific Rail provided the catalyst for the speculative short-covering that drove […] Read more

ICE Canola Rises With Short Covering

By Phil Franz-Warkentin, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, April 19 (CNS Canada) – ICE Futures Canada canola contracts were stronger at midday Thursday, as speculative short-covering ahead of the month-end provided support. “Shorts are panicking and trying to get rid of it ahead of the first notice day,” said a broker. A looming strike at […] Read more


Global Markets: NAFTA talks underway

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, April 19 (CNS Canada) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Representatives of Canada, Mexico, and the United States are meeting in Washington, D.C., to work towards a deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Analysts expect an […] Read more

ICE Canola Pushed Higher by Specs

By Dave Sims, Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, April 19 (CNS) – Canola contracts on the ICE Futures Canada platform were higher Thursday morning with speculative buying. Demand for canola exports out of the West Coast remained firm, possibly a sign of increased buying from China. Temperatures across the Prairies are starting to warm up […] Read more


Canadian Dollar and Business Outlook

By Commodity News Service Canada WINNIPEG, MB, April 19, 2018 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar was slightly higher Thursday, supported by gains in the price of oil. At 8:47 CDT Thursday morning the Canadian dollar was at US$0.7933 or C$1.2611, which compares with Wednesday’s North American close of US$0.7928 or C$1.2614. Oil hit its […] Read more