Markets
PM markets: US weather outlook rains on grain bulls' parade
Corn, soy futures give up most of their earlier gains, after the Midwest weather outlook turns more benign. But Brazil frost worries lift coffee
AM markets: corn leads grains higher as US crops deteriorate
The overhang of the huge hedge fund buying continues to dog wheat markets a touch. But corn soars 2%, amid weather worries and a lower US crop rating
PM markets: return of US weather fears revives grains, a bit
Grains - bar spring wheat - end lower, but well above early lows, as US weather forecasts deteriorate. Still, soy also feels pressure from crush data
AM markets: hedge fund data, US weather depress grain prices
Grain futures start on a soft note, undermined by a turn less threatening in the US weather outlook, and data showing a huge shift in funds' ag bets
PM markets: dollar weakness, US weather spur ag price gains
Softs such as coffee and sugar extend their recoveries, boosted by a strong Brazilian real. That is some help to row crops too, but so is US weather
AM markets: grains revive, amid ideas US crop woes not over
... with funds now sitting on hefty gains on short bets, and ideas that the US weather outlook, while improved, is hardly perfect
'One-two punch' floors grain futures. But coffee, sugar soar
A double whammy of improved US weather and "bearish" USDA crop data send corn, soy, wheat futures plunging. But cocoa, coffee and sugar futures jump
Weekly grain and oilseeds market view from Europe
UK barley surplus expected... despite forecasts of low yields... French wheat harvest fathers pace... rains hampers EU rapeseed reaping...
AM markets: bears win the battle. But what about the war?
Futures extend declines on USDA data showing bigger-than-expected supplies of major crops. But will these estimates suffer downgrades? Cotton gains
PM markets: Brazil factors help softs outperform grains
The likes of a stronger real, lower-than-expected Brazil sugar output and weak coffee exports help prices of many softs. But Wasde woes depress cotton
AM markets: grains ease amid doubts over US crop downgrades
Grain and soybean futures lose ground heading towards the USDA's key Wasde report, amid ideas that it may prove sanguine on yields. Palm rises a touch
Ags revive from early lows, but not all post positive closes
Softs such as cocoa and sugar in particular struggle against ideas of adequate supplies. But soybeans post an 11th successive gain. Grains are mixed
AM markets: corn, soy struggle despite US crop deterioration
Corn and soybean futures ease, despite overnight data showing bigger-than-expected declines in US ratings. Cotton dips too. But wheat extends gains