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John Buckley

John is a long-time analyst of agricultural and soft commodities markets worldwide. He is a former Editor of The Public Ledger, an Informa publication
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Weekly Review: Rapeseed under soy’s spell

The collapse in soy complex values continues to demand a response from the smaller rapeseed market, despite recent reductions to the latter’s 2018/19 crop forecasts.

Canada Rapeseed

Weekly Review: Demand lift and currency rescue ailing palm price

Ideas that cheap prices are stirring consumer interest combined with Malaysian’s weakening ringgit currency to lift palm oil prices off their recent near three-month lows this week.

United States Palm Oil

Weekly Review: Cheap soy stirs more import interest

CBOT soy futures showed signs of bottoming out from their long slump in the past week as less favourable weather trimmed US crop ratings and traders saw more signs of cheap prices stirring import interest.

United States Soy

Weekly Review: Sugar ignores Brazil crop cut

A 3 million-tonne cut in Brazil’s crop estimate, down to 28 mln tonnes, previously would have stirred a resounding response from the futures markets. But not this week.

Sugar Cane Sugar

Weekly Review: Cocoa weighed by African weather, unfazed by European grindings

A larger than expected European second quarter grind number failed to offer much support to cocoa futures coming under renewed downward pressure this week from reports of improving West African crop weather.

Cocoa Price

Weekly Review: Less confidence in US corn yield prospects

After a roaring start, the US corn crop seems to be getting some less than ideal weather – mainly too dry in parts of the Plains but too wet too in some Midwest areas.

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