Valerie Parent

French grain alliance set for battle with Black Sea wheat

22 Jul 2019

PARIS A French export alliance of grain cooperatives to take on the challenge of Black Sea supplies may not be enough to stop the EU's top exporter losing the vital Algerian market to Russian wheat, traders and analysts said.

RPT-UPDATE 1-Strategie Grains cuts EU 2019 rapeseed crop forecast by 1 mln T

03 Jun 2019

* French consultancy puts EU crop at 13-year low of 17.8 mln T

Rapeseed gets relief from rain but EU crop still set to shrink

24 May 2019

PARIS Rain brought some relief to European Union rapeseed crops this month, but analysts still expect this year's harvest to be the lowest in more than a decade after drought and insect attacks.

Insects, drought may curb EU rapeseed's recovery from sowing troubles

05 Apr 2019

PARIS A mild end to winter has boosted the growth of rapeseed crops in Europe but also led to insect damage and kept some regions dry, limiting prospects for a recovery from a drought-hit sowing campaign, analysts said.

Russia eyes new wheat export frontiers in challenge to EU, U.S.

22 Nov 2018

MOSCOW/HAMBURG Russia, already the world's leading wheat exporter, is bent on taking further market share from the European Union and United States with a new attempt to crack what have traditionally been its most difficult destinations.

CME seen needing second wind in EU wheat battle with Euronext

16 Dec 2016

PARIS After a brisk start, falling volumes in CME Group's new EU wheat futures show the size of the task in challenging Euronext's established benchmark, making the next harvest key to gaining a foothold in Europe, traders said.

India turning to cheap French wheat, obstacles remain

12 May 2016

PARIS Private Indian millers are showing increasing interest in French wheat due to its competitiveness on world markets, with traders reporting recent sales of up to 150,000 tonnes, but phytosanitary constraints are slowing exports, they said.

French wheat exports await Indonesia approval

29 Apr 2016

PARIS French wheat exports to Indonesia are on hold as traders await the approval of a food safety agreement between the two countries, something exporters say is being delayed by Indonesia in retaliation against a French palm oil tax plan.

CME closer to EU wheat contract after silo breakthrough: sources

24 Mar 2016

PARIS CME Group has moved closer to launching long-planned European Union wheat futures after resolving contract issues with grain silo operators in France, trade sources said.

Bunge reroutes rejected French wheat to Spain from Egypt -traders

02 Mar 2016

CHICAGO/PARIS, March 2 Bunge Ltd will deliver a cargo of French wheat that Egypt rejected in December to Spain, in a further sign the agricultural trading house has been unable to resolve a dispute with Egypt over the quality of the grain, U.S. and European traders said.

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