coffee futures news

coffee futures news

June 9th, 2016

Coffee exports from Indonesia, the fourth-ranked bean shipper, fell to the lowest in nearly four years, hurt by the dent to production from dryness blamed on El Nino.

Indonesia’s coffee exports fell to 21,100 tonnes in March, the lowest since April 2012, data from the Indonesia’s Central Bureau of Statistics showed.

Indonesia – the world’s third-largest producer of robusta coffee beans, after Vietnam and Brazil – harvested around 11.4m bags in 2014, according to latest data from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Directorate General of Estate Crops.

The Association of Indonesian Coffee Exporters (AICE) has pegged estimates of 2015 output at 11.3m bags and expects output to decline by 8% to 10.4m bags in 2016-17.

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ICE Futures U.S. news

ICE Futures U.S. news

December 3rd, 2014

Intercontinental Exchange Inc. ICE Futures  will start its first five futures contracts to be listed and cleared in Singapore next year, including products on the Chinese currency, Brent crude and gold.

A mini contract on the European energy benchmark as well as products on the yuan, Chinese cotton and sugar will be cash-settled, while a one-kilogram gold contract will be physically settled, Atlanta-based ICE said. Trade will start on March 17, subject to regulatory approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore, it said in a statement today.

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June 13th, 2012

ICE Futures  U.S. a leading operator of global regulated futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets announced that ICE Futures U.S. established a daily volume record of 851,852 contracts on June 12, with 801,304 futures contracts and 50,548 options on futures traded during the day. The exchange’s previous daily volume record of 840,591 contracts was set on September 16, 2008.

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June 13th, 2012

CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) observed a record 2,105 short-dated new crop corn options contracts traded on the first day of trading for the product. [1] The trading volume surpassed the previous record of 1,840 soybean calendar spread options traded on the exchange on June 1, 2009. Short-dated new crop corn and soybean options started trading on June 4, and the company plans to launch trading for short-dated new crop wheat options on September 4, 2012.

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June 5th, 2012

Gold Futures – Gold is stuck in the longest slump in a decade as investors shun bullion for the dollar and bonds, just seven months after Bank of America Corp. said Europe’s debt crisis would send prices to a record $2,000 an ounce.

The bank was joined by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley and Barclays Plc in urging investors to buy in December and January. Now, after gold fell 10 percent in a four-month slide through May, they say prices will rebound this year or next as the Federal Reserve shores up the world’s biggest economy by easing monetary policy and devaluing the dollar.

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June 4th, 2012

Ethanol futures rebounded from the lowest level in 20 months on speculation that cheaper prices will spur demand.

Ethanol futures prices rose the most since May 16 after its two worst weeks this year, giving blenders an incentive to use more of the fuel. Ethanol in the U.S. is made from corn and mixed with gasoline to augment supply and meet federal mandates.

“Anytime you get a 1 in front of ethanol prices, it gets people to salivating and they want to get some,” said Jerrod Kitt, an analyst at Linn Group in Chicago. “Prices got pretty darn cheap. We finally got a print under $2, which started a relief rally.”

Denatured ethanol for June delivery climbed 3.5 cents, or 1.8 percent, to settle at $2.01 a gallon on the Chicago Board of Trade. Prices rebounded from $1.975 on June 1, the lowest price since Oct. 6, 2010. Futures have fallen 8.8 percent this year.

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June 5th, 2012

Gold futures rose in New York for the second time in three sessions on speculation that the world’s policy makers will take measures to stimulate economic growth, reviving demand for the metal as an inflation hedge.

The finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of Seven nations plan to hold telephone discussions today before a summit of leaders from the Group of 20 in Los Cabos, Mexico. The Federal Reserve purchased $2.3 trillion of debt in two rounds of so-called quantitative easing from December 2008 to June 2011 to boost the economy, helping gold surge to a record $1.923.70 an ounce in September.

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June 5th, 2012

Soybean futures’ price decline last month offers a buying opportunity for consumers because demand for U.S. beans is expected to be “strong” in the September-to- February period, Oil World said.

U.S. soybean exports in the first half of the 2012-13 crop year are forecast to jump to 33.5 million metric tons from 24.2 million tons in the year-earlier period, the Hamburg-based oilseed researcher wrote in an e-mailed report.

Demand for U.S. beans is forecast to climb after drought cut the harvest in Brazil and Argentina, the biggest shippers after the U.S. in 2011-12, according to Oil World. Soybean futures fell 11 percent in Chicago in May, the biggest monthly drop since September amid expectations for a bigger U.S. crop.

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June 5th, 2012

Euro futures – The euro declined from a one-week high against the dollar as Spanish Budget Minister Cristobal Montoro called for European Union funds to be used to shore up the nation’s banks.

The 17-nation currency weakened for the first time in three days against the yen after European retail sales fell more in April than economists forecast and German factory orders declined. The yen strengthened against most of its major counterparts as investors sought safer assets. The pound fell versus the dollar after Egan-Jones Ratings Co. cut the U.K.’s credit ranking.

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June 4th, 2012

Gasoline futures rose, reversing an earlier loss, as the dollar fell against the euro after European leaders agreed to discuss more cooperation among banks using the European benchmark currency.

Gasoline futures advanced as a weaker dollar boosted the investment appeal of commodities. The euro was up 0.6 percent against the U.S. benchmark after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said systemic banks may need supervision at the European level as the European Union weighs possible steps toward “political union.”

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