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  • Front Month Nymex Natural Gas Rose 3.56% to Settle at $4.9760 -- Data Talk

    Front Month Nymex Natural Gas for Oct. delivery gained 17.10 cents per million British thermal units, or 3.56% to$ 4.9760 per million British thermal units today. --Largest one day dollar and percentage gain since Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. --Off 8.86% from its 52- week high of $5.46 hit Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.

  • ICE Canola Climbs to One-Week Highs at Midday

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba--The ICE Futures canola market was stronger at midday Thursday, hitting its highest levels in a week as steady demand underpinned the futures. European rapeseed contracts climbed to fresh highs overnight, which provided spillover support for the Canadian oilseed. Chicago Board of Trade soyoil futures were also stronger, although off their earlier highs by midday.

  • Manufacturing Activity in Central U.S. Slowed in September -- Kansas City Fed

    Activity in factories in the U.S. central region eased in September, according to data from a survey compiled by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released Thursday. The Tenth District Manufacturing Survey's composite index fell to 22 in September from 29 in August, below the 30 reading expected by economists polled by The Wall Street Journal. The indicator gauges manufacturing activity in firms located in the western third of Missouri, all of Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska,...

  • U.S. Leading Economic Index Increased in August -- Conference Board

    An economic index that measures U.S. business cycles rose in August at a slightly quicker pace than in July, data from The Conference Board showed Thursday. The Leading Economic index came in at 117.1 in August, up 0.9% compared with the previous month. The rise beats the expectations from economists polled by The Wall Street Journal, who expected a 0.7% increase.

  • U.S. Economic Activity Slows in September Amid Delta, Supply-Shortages -- IHS Markit

    Growth in the U.S. private sector lost some momentum in September as concerns on the Covid-19 Delta variant and persistent supply-chain problems hit activity, according to a survey of purchasing managers. The flash reading for the U.S. Composite Output Index decreased to 54.5 in September from 55.4 in August, data from IHS Markit showed Thursday.

  • New Home Sales on Tap -- Data Week Ahead

    The following are forecasts for this week's remaining U.S. data from a survey compiled by The Wall Street Journal. Forecasts were last updated Monday afternoon. DATE TIME RELEASE PERIOD CONSENSUS PREVIOUS Friday 1000 New Home Sales Aug 720 K 708 K-- percent change Aug +1.7% +1.0%.

  • ICE Canada Morning Comment: Canola Pushing Upward

    Intercontinental Exchange canola futures were higher Thursday morning, gleaning support from gains in Chicago soyoil, European rapeseed and Malaysian palm oil. Also, uncertainty over this year's Prairie crop continued to underpin canola values. Daytime temperatures are forecast to be in the mid to high teens Celsius in the western Prairies and the low 20' s in the eastern half.

  • South African Reserve Bank Keeps Main Repo Rate at 3.5%, Raises 2021 Growth Forecast

    JOHANNESBURG--The South African Reserve Bank on Thursday kept its main repo rate at a record-low 3.5%, and said high commodity prices are helping Africa's most developed economy bounce back from the pandemic-induced recession faster than expected. Governor Lesetja Kganyago said the bank's monetary policy committee now expects gross domestic product to grow 5.3% this year, up from a 4.2% expansion predicted at the last meeting in July. However, he warned that much of the...

  • U.S. Soy Exports Drop From Last Week

    Export sales of U.S. soy products, including beans, meal and oil, all fell from their reported levels last week, says the U.S. In this week's export sales report, the USDA says that export sales of U.S. soybeans totaled 902,900 metric tons for the week ended Sept. 16, down from last week's sales of 1.27 million tons. Meanwhile, soybean meal sales totaled 45,000 tons, and soyoil sales totaled 4,300 tons, both down from last week.

  • U.S. Jobless Claims Rose 16K to 351K in Sept. 18 Week

    Jobless claims climbed slightly last week, as demand for workers keeps a lid on layoffs and the economic recovery shows signs it is holding up during the latest Covid-19 surge. Initial unemployment claims, a proxy for layoffs, rose by 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 351,000 last week from a revised 335,000 the prior week. The four-week moving average for initial claims, which smooths out weekly volatility, declined slightly and remained at its lowest level since the Covid-19...

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