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  • Front Month ICE Brent Crude Fell 1.41% to Settle at $84.61 -- Data Talk

    Front Month ICE Brent Crude for Dec. delivery lost $1.21 per barrel, or 1.41% to $84.61 today. --Largest one day dollar and percentage decline since Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. --Snaps a two session winning streak.

  • Front Month Nymex Crude Fell 1.10% to Settle at $82.50 -- Data Talk

    Front Month Nymex Crude for Dec. delivery lost 92 cents per barrel, or 1.10% to $82.50 today. --Largest one day dollar and percentage decline since Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. --Snaps a five session winning streak.

  • Front Month Nymex Natural Gas Fell 1.06% to Settle at $5.1150 -- Data Talk

    Front Month Nymex Natural Gas for Nov. delivery lost 5.50 cents per million British thermal units, or 1.06% to $5.1150 per million British thermal units today. --Snaps a two session winning streak. --Off 18.96% from its 52- week high of $6.312 hit Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

  • ICE Canola Midday: Profit-Taking Most Likely Behind Pull Back

    WINNIPEG--Intercontinental Exchange canola futures were taking a step back at midday Thursday most likely due to some profit-taking, according to a trader. For several days canola was swinging higher along with gains in other edible oils. "We got a sudden turn in the undertones, but nothing is collapsing by any means," the trader commented.

  • U.S. Leading Economic Index Rose in September, But Signals Slowdown -- The Conference Board

    An economic index that measures U.S. business cycles increased in September, although it suggested that economic growth eased compared with the prior month, according to data from the Conference Board released Thursday. The Leading Economic index rose 0.2% to 117.5 in September compared with August. The 0.2% increase is below expectations from economists polled by The Wall Street Journal, who forecast a 0.4% rise.

  • ICE Canola Futures Correcting Lower Thursday Morning

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba--The ICE Futures canola market was weaker Thursday morning, seeing a modest correction after posting gains for the previous six sessions. Canola was thought to be looking overpriced from both a technical and fundamental standpoint, with most of the recent strength tied to spillover from outside markets. Those outside markets were down on Thursday, with Chicago Board of Trade soyoil, European rapeseed and Malaysian palm oil all posting losses.

  • News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day

    Jobless Claims Fall to Pandemic Low Behind Tight Labor Market. Worker filings for initial unemployment benefits decreased to 290,000 last week from a revised 296,000 a week earlier, the Labor Department said Thursday. Chinese Developer Defaults Pile Up as Evergrande Contagion Spreads.

  • Philly's Fed District Manufacturing Activity Eased in October

    Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia area continued to expand in October, albeit at a slower pace compared with the previous month amid severe shortages related to global supply-chain problems, according to a survey. The index for current general activity compiled by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia decreased to 23.8 in October from 30.7 in September. The reading broadly matches economists expectations polled by The Wall Street Journal, who expected the...

  • Japanese Executives Call for More Oil and Gas Investment Amid Tight Supply

    TOKYO--Japanese oil-and-gas industry executives on Thursday called on the government to support further investment in the industry, citing short supplies. The Japanese government said it has secured additional power supplies for January and February but has a slim buffer if the winter is colder than usual. The Tokyo area's capacity margin is projected at above 3% in the first two months of 2022, the tightest projection in a decade, according to Japan's Organization for...

  • Fed's Quarles Warns of Extended High Inflation; Paycheck Protection Program May Have Made Inequality Worse, Minneapolis Fed Chief Says

    Federal Reserve governor Randal Quarles said he expects higher prices to ease next year as supply-chain disruptions fade, but added that logistics bottlenecks risk leading consumers and businesses to expect higher inflation in the future, which could force the Fed to respond by raising interest rates. "If we are still seeing 4% inflation... next spring, then I think we might have to reassess the speed with which we would be thinking about raising interest rates," he said.

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