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PM markets: grain futures rally on global trade hopes
Strong Chinese imports lift soybean prices, while heavy global cash buying supports wheat futures, but sugar falls on a weaker real
Heavy Chinese soybean stocks raise demand fears
The rapid pace of Chinese soybean imports so far this year has left inventories swollen, at a time of doubtful demand
US bureau raises spectre of sharp Ukraine corn export drop
US officials in Kiev proposed a far bigger drop in Ukraine's corn exports in 2015-16 than the figure actually adopted in a key USDA report
World's largest sovereign wealth fund turns its back on palm oil
Norway's sovereign wealth fund places Astra International under observation, citing environmental concerns over palm oil operations
Coffee Day opens IPO with sales to Blackrock, Merrill, Jupiter
The operator of, by far, India's top coffee chain sells shares to anchor investors, as it starts a flotation which could give it a $1bn valuation
UK needs 'strong export campaign' to erode wheat mountain
Back-to-back strong harvests, and the mothballing of the Ensus bioethanol site, have left the UK with a hefty wheat surplus, the AHDB says
FMC cuts profits hopes, again, as weak real bites
The chemicals group lifts a target for cost cuts and job losses in another sign of weakness in the farm inputs sector
France lifts wheat crop estimate again - but downgrades corn
Officials underline the differing fortunes between wheat, which was harvested in time to avoid damage from summer heat, and corn, which was not
Palm oil futures recover, as Malaysian supplies fall short
Malaysian palm oil stocks are seen smaller than expected, suggesting dryness and air pollution are taking their toll on production
Firmer oil, weaker dollar helpful for grain prices - Morgan Stanley
The bank flags the support to US export competitiveness, of corn and soy in particular, from currency moves. Rising oil is a fillip for biofuels
Hedge funds wrong-footed by grains data - but profit on softs
Regulatory data show speculators turning more positive on corn, wheat futures - ahead of price falls. But in coffee, sugar upbeat bets pay off
Crops top commodities bet, livestock the worst - Goldman
The bank says the worst is over for crop futures, despite a sharp cut to coffee price forecasts. But livestock bulls have a rough ride ahead
Cotton futures end lower, despite surprise US crop downgrade
The US, noting hurricane damage, cuts hopes for domestic cotton output. Still, global data, and a corn price tumble, quash a rally in futures
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