PM markets: Brazil rains dent soy prices, but batter coffee

The prospect of Brazilian rains, in boding well for sowings, sends soybean prices lower. Coffee futures have an altogether more extreme reaction

Morning markets: grain futures ease as share prices recover    20 Oct 2014
Broader market trading lacks the panic that gripped them last week. This stems upward pressure on ags from short covering. Weather hardly helps bulls
Evening markets: improved weather ideas sink corn and coffee    17 Oct 2014
Corn and soybean futures are undermined by a drier outlook for US Corn Belt harvesting. For coffee, a wetter Brazilian forecast hits prices
Morning markets: grains nudge higher, as data approach    17 Oct 2014
Corn futures nudge higher, helped by expectations of a big US export sales figure later. Still, it is largely a technical market, helping wheat too
Evening markets: ags gain, as funds ditch short positions    16 Oct 2014
Commodities, notably agricultural ones, post a largely positive session, helped by hedge fund liquidation - of short positions. But cocoa misses out
Morning markets: market calm allows small uptick in grains    16 Oct 2014
Grain futures manage small gains, as the broad market storm passes. But the firmness is put down largely to technical factors. Can it last?
Corn futures tumble as broad market jitters undermine ags    15 Oct 2014
Ag commodities feel some of the liquidation hitting financial markets, with corn, after rising 11%, notably vulnerable. Cocoa bucks the trend
Morning markets: grains rally falters on US harvest progress    15 Oct 2014
A better-than-expected pace of US soybean harvesting questions ideas of weather setbacks, hitting futures in grains too. Export data hurts palm oil
Corn takes October gains to 11%. Coffee hits two-year top    14 Oct 2014
Soybean and, especially, corn futures soar, lifted by US harvest concerns, and some Brazil weather fears which boost coffee. Wheat futures tag along
AM markets: have grain prices already set their harvest low?    14 Oct 2014
The consensus answer is "no". Soy prices could yet hit a six-year low. But a further recovery in values gives credibility to an alternative view...
Evening markets: corn, soy soar, helped by US harvest delays    13 Oct 2014
Corn and soybean futures post strong starts to the week, improving their chart appeal. That drags wheat up too. But coffee and, especially cocoa, flag
Morning markets: weather niggles help corn, soy stabilise    13 Oct 2014
Corn and soybean futures recover, helped by a softer dollar and China data, but also by wetness setbacks to the US harvest, and dryness in Brazil
Evening markets: rise in Ebola cases revives cocoa rally    10 Oct 2014
More than 4,000 people have died of Ebola, the WHO says, reviving fears for West Africa, the top cocoa region. A US harvest downgrade lifts cotton
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