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Canadian Pacific to buy Kansas City Southern in bet on trade

Biggest North American rail deal ever valued at US$25 billion

Reuters — Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) agreed on Sunday to acquire Kansas City Southern in a US$25 billion cash-and-stock deal to create the first railway spanning the United States, Mexico and Canada, standing to benefit from a pickup in trade. It would be the largest ever combination of North American railways by transaction value. It […] Read more

CBOT November 2019 soybeans with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Soybeans sag on demand worries

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell more than one per cent on Thursday on concerns about burdensome supplies and weak export demand as the U.S. trade war with China continues, analysts said. Wheat futures rose on short-covering and worries about drought in Australia, and corn edged higher, despite bearish weekly U.S. ethanol statistics. […] Read more

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CBOT weekly outlook: Markets await USDA reports

CNS Canada — Updated production, stocks and acreage numbers due out from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday should provide some nearby direction for U.S. grain and oilseed markets. “I can’t really get too bullish on the bean market with the large USDA estimates hanging over our heads,” said Terry Reilly of Futures International […] Read more

MGEX spring wheat premium widening over winter wheat

CNS Canada –– Concerns over poor-quality North American wheat crops have seen the Minneapolis spring wheat premium widen over Kansas City winter wheat — and that spread could grow even larger heading into the summer, according to a U.S. analyst. The nearby MGEX spring wheat contract settled up 3.75 cents on Wednesday, while the corresponding […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Wheat jumps on short-covering

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures rose more than two per cent on Wednesday as signs of fresh export demand triggered a short-covering rally in a market where commodity funds hold a large net short position, traders said. Corn futures ended lower after a choppy session while soybeans fell, pressured by the expanding harvest […] Read more


MGEX spring wheat futures pull away from winter wheat

CNS Canada — Minneapolis spring wheat futures are pulling away from their winter wheat counterparts, as quality issues with the North American spring wheat crop bring in protein premiums, according to an analyst who said there was more room to the upside in spring wheat. Kansas City and Chicago winter wheat contracts hit 10-year lows […] Read more