SYDNEY, Feb 14 U.S. wheat prices edged down on
Tuesday for the first time in six sessions, with ample global
supply pulling them away from their highest in more than seven
months, touched the day before.
* The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board of
Trade fell 0.4 percent to $4.50-1/4 a bushel. They closed up 0.7
percent on Monday, after marking their strongest since late June
at $4.56 a bushel.
* The most active corn futures dropped 0.4 percent to
$3.74 a bushel, having gained 0.27 percent in the previous
* The most active soybean futures fell 0.36 percent to
$10.50-1/2 a bushel, after ending Monday down 0.45 percent.
* The Australian Bureau of Agriculture, Resource Economics
and Rural Sciences said the country's 2016/17 wheat harvest was
a record 35.13 million tonnes.
* The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday morning
reported weekly corn export inspections of 1.256 million tonnes,
up from 1.124 million tonnes a week ago. The weekly total topped
trade forecasts for 900,000 to 1.1 million tonnes.
* Brazil soybean industry group Abiove said it expected
local production of the oilseed to hit 104.6 million tonnes in
2016/17, up from its December forecast of 101.7 million. It
pegged the country's soybean exports at 58.7 million tonnes.
* The dollar was trading near a three-week high against a
basket of currencies on Tuesday, as investors awaited
congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen
for clues to the pace of the central bank's interest rate
* Oil rose on Tuesday, supported by an OPEC-led effort to
cut output, but rising production elsewhere kept prices within
the narrow range that has contained them so far this year.
* U.S. equity indexes hit record highs on Monday, with the
benchmark S&P 500's market value topping $20 trillion as
investors bet tax cuts promised by President Donald Trump would
boost the economy.
DATA/EVENT AHEAD (GMT)
0130 China Consumer prices Jan
0130 China Producer prices Jan
0700 Germany GDP flash Q4
0930 Britain Consumer prices Jan
1000 Germany ZEW economic sentiment Feb
1000 Euro zone GDP flash Q4
1000 Euro zone Industrial production Dec
1100 U.S. NFIB business optimism Jan
1500 Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivers semiannual
monetary testimony before the Senate Banking Committee
Grains prices at 0220 GMT
Contract Last Change Pct chg Two-day chg MA 30 RSI
CBOT wheat 450.25 -2.00 -0.44% +0.28% 428.73 70
CBOT corn 374.00 -1.50 -0.40% -0.13% 364.46 66
CBOT soy 1050.50 -3.75 -0.36% -0.80% 1039.56 56
CBOT rice 9.48 $0.00 -0.05% -0.89% $9.69 42
WTI crude 53.07 $0.14 +0.26% -1.47% $52.79 50
Euro/dlr $1.059 $0.000 -0.05% -0.43%
USD/AUD 0.7659 0.002 +0.27% -0.13%
Most active contracts
Wheat, corn and soy US cents/bushel. Rice: USD per hundredweight
RSI 14, exponential
(Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Joseph Radford)