• Pre-Opening Soy Complex Market Report 9/12

    November soybeans are trading 8 cents higher near 7:00 am cst. Soybean meal and oil are higher as well. Malaysian Palm Oil prices traded lower overnight on expectations for higher production this month and on rising stocks. There were no soybean or soybean meal deliveries overnight but 398 deliveries of oil were made bringing the total for the month to 7,500. Asian equity markets were generally higher during overnight trading, with the Japanese Nikkei up 1.73% and the Shanghai A Share index up 0...
  • Nat Gas holding most of gains from last two sessions

    Nat Gas futures are starting the day with only a minor level of profit taking selling so far and are holding onto most of the gains from the last two sessions. The current price is at the upper end of the trading range and at a level that I still do not think is sustainable. At the current price level coal to Nat Gas switching is now favorable to coal which if the price remains at the current level utilities will have to look seriously at switching back to coal. In addition the latest NOAA six t...
  • Didier Drogba

    Arsenal Transfer News: Drogba, Adrian and Walcott Involved in Latest Speculation

    Arsenal have been linked with a sensational swoop for one of their former tormentors as manager Arsene Wenger seeks to bring in a goalscorer.
  • Poland's Prime Minister Tusk and European Commission President Barroso address a news conference Brussels

    José Manuel Barroso’s State of the European Union 2012 Speech (FULL-TEXT)

    José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, delivered the following State of the Union 2012 speech during a session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on September 12, 2012
  • Senkaku islands dispute

    Japan Buys Disputed Islands; China Sends Surveillance Ships

    Two China Marine Surveillance (CMS) ships reached the waters around the disputed islands claimed by Japan and China in the East China Sea Tuesday morning even as the U.S. cautioned both the nations against escalating the tensions.
  • Sentiment Mildly Positive ahead of German Constitutional Court’s Ruling

    Financial markets steadied as investors awaited German Constitutional Court's ruling on the ESM/fiscal compact and the People's Bank of China reported RMB 704B of new loans in August, up from a disappointing RMB 540B in July. Positive comments from the Troika after meeting with Portuguese and Greek officials also helped sustain sentiment. News reports said that Spain has proposed a 3-step plan towards a Eurozone fiscal union. In the US, Moody's warned of credit downgrade if no progress ...
  • USD, RMB US says, China’s debt holdings are not a threat

    China's holds more than $1.3-T in US debt and the prospect that it might suddenly withdraw funds do not pose a national security threat, according to a new Pentagon assessment. "China has few attractive options for investing the bulk of its large foreign exchange holdings out of US Treasury securities," given their extent, according to the report. China is the 2nd-largest holder of US government debt after the US Federal Reserve.
  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    US Stock Futures Signal Firm Open Amid Fed Easing Hopes

    The U.S. stock index futures point to a higher open Wednesday as investor confidence was underpinned by expectation that the Federal Reserve will announce stimulus measures this week to invigorate the economy and boost growth.
  • Asian Stocks

    Asian Stocks Advance Before German Court Ruling

    Asian stock market advanced Wednesday with investors expecting a positive decision in the German court ruling on ESM constitutionality while speculation of further stimulus measures from China also added to the sentiment.
  • A man's shadow is cast on monitors displaying stock market prices inside a brokerage in Taipei

    Asian Stocks Gain On US, China Stimulus Hopes

    Asian stock markets rose Wednesday as investors remained hopeful that policymakers in the U.S. and China would announce monetary easing measures to boost the global economy and rejuvenate economic growth momentum.
  • Asian Shares Rise On Hopes Of German Court Ruling, Fed Action

    Asian shares edged higher Wednesday as investors remained cautiously optimistic that a German court would approve the legality of the euro zone's bailout fund later in the day and the U.S. Federal Reserve may deliver further stimulus measures this week.
  • Apple iPhone 5 Release Issues: In Foxconn, Quality And Speed Stuck In Gridlock

    Foxconn Abuses Now Include Cajoling College Students Into Assembly Lines

    Chinese media reveal that Foxconn, which assembles products for Apple, is still carrying out abuses in its labor practices, including the drafting of local college students in East-Central China into its factory labor force, and whitewashing the incident as an "internship" experience.
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    Flat Burberry Sales Pull High-End Brands Down

    After London-based Burberry Group PLC (LON: BRBY) reported flat comparable-store sales for its second quarter, market watchers are trying to digest cross signals in the luxury goods market.
  • Apple’s iPhone5 Intro: 5 Things That May Go Wrong

    Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is expected to debut the iPhone 5 on Wednesday but there are at least five pitfalls that could endanger the company's huge success in the market. Here they are.
  • Expensive Gifts On Teachers' Day In China Raise Question: Kindness Or Bribery?

    The traditional offering of thanks to a teacher is no longer good enough in Chinese schools. All too often, words are now being backed up with expensive gifts, luxury items, and money.
  • Gold Remains Firm amid Global Easing Hopes

    Gold prices remained firm above 1700 in European session. In recent weeks, the yellow metal has been propelled by factors in the macroeconomic environment although the fundamentals remained fragile. ECB's announcement of unlimited bond purchases have sent gold higher last week while disappointing employment data in the US has intensified speculations further regarding Fed's QE3. Meanwhile, further slowdown in china's economy has also heightened hopes that the People's Bank of China w...
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    The Great Rhino Rescue: African Communities Band Together To Stop Horn Poaching

    Rhino poaching has seen a resurgence in recent years due to an increase of demand for their horns in Asian markets. But all across Africa, local community members are working tocreate sanctuaries and lessen the risk of extinction.
  • Oil prices trading either side of unchanged

    This week is setting up much like last week in that stimulus or quantitative easing is by far the main item of focus by both traders and investors. The US Fed FOMC meeting is Wednesday and Thursday of this week with many participants expecting the Fed to act now to try to jump start the economy and try to put some life into the faltering jobs market as both are part of their mandate. The market became slightly more convinced that the Fed would act this week after Friday's weak nonfarm payroll...
  • Morning Gold Market Report 9/11

    The gold market is consolidating ahead of the FOMC meeting this week, as anticipation is building that the Fed will announce a fresh round of quantitative easing, almost to the point of it being a foregone conclusion. A major investment bank is looking for the Fed to include open-ended purchase of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities and an extension of the low interest rate policy out to 2015 in its strategy to boost economic activity.
  • Senkaku Islands dispute

    China Deploys Martime Surveillance To Island Dispute With Japan

    These uninhabited rocks barely merit a few unnamed spots on Google Maps between Okinawa and Taiwan, but they have become a symbol of a much larger struggle over who controls what waters -- and what mineral resources lay beneath them -- in the East China Sea.