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China signals to state giants: ‘Buy American’ oil and grains

Singapore/Beijing | Reuters –– China will import record volumes of U.S. oil and is likely to ship more U.S. soy after Beijing signalled to state-run refiners and grains purchasers they should buy more to help ease tensions between the two top economies, trade sources said on Wednesday. China pledged at the weekend to increase imports […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Soybean, corn futures fall

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell 1.9 per cent on Wednesday, dropping below US$10 a bushel for the first time since April 4, on renewed fears about a trade dispute chilling demand from China, the world’s top buyer of the oilseed. Wheat futures ticked higher on short-covering, recovering from a three-week low hit […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Soy futures rise as trade fears ease

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures rose 1.5 per cent on Monday, bouncing back from their lowest in more than five weeks on a round of technical buying and signs that Chinese demand for export supplies was picking up, traders said. Wheat futures dropped, their fourth straight losing session, falling through […] Read more