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Palm price dip mars Asian Plantations sale to FGV

Felda Global Ventures agrees to buy Asian Plantations, paying only a small premium, against a backdrop of weak palm oil prices, which hit a 5-year low

Anglo-Eastern joins throng seeing end to palm rout
The plantations group, citing output weakness ahead, joins the ranks forecasting stable palm oil prices. But one bearish voice holds out...
Morgan Stanley, StanChart see palm price revival
... although not before the last quarter of the year, as demand factors kick in. Soyoil prices may revive a little earlier, Standard Chartered says
US rains exacerbate world wheat quality fears
The US is poised for more of the rainfall which, while boosting corn and soybean yield hopes, is for wheat slowing harvest and lifting quality worries
Hedge funds extend bearish positions on ags, again
Hedge funds cut their net long position in US-traded agricultural for an eighth successive week with sugar, livestock suffering particularly
Canada unveils lowball canola, wheat forecasts
Statistics Canada forecasts the Canadian canola and wheat crops at levels well below market expectations, citing loss of crops to "excessive rains"
Palm oil, rubber 'prices to prove rangebound'
Plantations group Sipef sees little downside to palm oil futures at 5-year lows, but is cautious over a rebound. Still, tea's rebound should continue
US too low on corn, soy yield but overstating area
US farm officials may be too downbeat on corn and soybean yield potential. But they are overestimating sowings, Macquarie says
Palm, soy oil prices 'to recover from' 5-year lows
Jefferies and Oil World offer hope for vegetable oil prices, after palm oil and soyoil futures hit their lowest since 2009
Rains bode well for US soy - but not spring wheat
Rains forecast for the northern US should underpin strong soybean yield expectations. But for wheat, they mean harvest delays and raised disease fears
Africa palm oil groups acknowledge Ebola threat
Palm oil minnow Equatorial Palm Oil follows giant Sime Darby in revealing concerns over the spread of the fatal virus in Liberia
Brokers question USDA corn, soy data as too low
There is ample reason to expect US officials to lift further their corn yield hopes, brokers say, flagging a "stunning surprise" in soy estimates too
US ups corn yield hopes, but by less than forecast
Corn futures pare losses after the US raises supply hopes far less than investors had expected. Revisions are more downbeat for soybean, wheat prices
South America's growth in soybeans has 'transformed' pricing

The discount of distant soybean futures to nearby contracts is more than a one-off anomaly, research by USDA chief economist Joseph Glauber suggest

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