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'Hammered' Paris wheat futures open to upward 'pop'

Commentators flag the weak price of French wheat prices compared with US ones - shortly before Paris futures end a 10-day losing streak

Milling wheat prices soar in Argentina, after poor quality harvest
Argentine mills are paying twice as much than a year ago for wheat, thanks to a low-protein domestic crop - and a reluctance by growers to sell
Grain prices dip, after US hikes record world wheat stocks estimate
Corn, soy and wheat futures extend losses after key data show a 19m-tonne surge in world wheat stocks. US corn, soy stocks estimates are upgraded too
Australian wheat prices to lose some of their resilience
Australian wheat values, after been propped by currency softness, will underperform a touch, Rabobank says - as the latest harvest gets an upgrade
Canadian wheat area to drop this year, exports too
US officials take a more downbeat view of Canada's wheat prospects this year than other commentators, citing the ending of a currency tailwind
Black Sea grain exports to stay ample this season
High ranking officials talk up Russian wheat exports, and downplay tariff threat, while Ukrainian minister lifts grain export hopes
Hedge funds wrong-footed by sugar price rebound
Hedge funds return to a net short position in ags, driven by bearish bets on cocoa and sugar, which more than offset better sentiment on corn, hogs
EU poised for third successive bumper wheat harvest
Producers' groups Copa and Cogeca lift their forecast for the world's biggest wheat harvest. But barley, corn prospects are downgraded
Egypt ditches second wheat tender this week, as offers dry up
Gasc axes a second tender in four days as most merchants stay sidelined, despite an apparent u-turn on a controversial spec. Paris futures fall again
Food prices hit seven-year low, despite grain supply niggles
The UN reports a further drop in food prices - but a cut its global grain inventory estimates, and "mixed" 2016 world harvest prospects
South Africa faces record imports of wheat, as well as corn
US staff flag raised grain import needs for South Africa - which the UN warns faces a 25% wheat output drop. Import ideas rise elsewhere in Africa too
Egypt axes wheat tender, after ergot clampdown earns industry snub
The world's top wheat importer has been effectively barred by grain merchants over a zero tolerance policy on contamination with ergot
Farmers lift use of winter wheat as pasture in US South
Nearly half the winter wheat crop in Oklahoma, the second-ranked producing state, is being used for grazing cattle, official data show
Wheat futures - will they gain in 2016 for the first time in four years?

Wheat prices fell again in 2015, hurt by another strong harvest, which has left the world looking at record stocks. Have values now fallen low enough?

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