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Exclusive: Morgan Stanley commodities staff spooked by CEO comment

NEW YORK - During Morgan Stanley's public earnings call earlier this month, Chief Executive James Gorman made a remark that hit his commodities staff like a bombshell: the bank plans to further "optimize" its business of owning and trading stuff like oil, natural gas, electricity and metals.

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OPEC oil output slips in October, still close to two-year high

LONDON - OPEC's oil supply in October has fallen by 120,000 barrels per day (bpd) due to lower production in Angola and Nigeria, a Reuters survey found, although recovery in Libya and growth in Iraq kept output close to September's two-year high.

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Exxon, Chevron results boosted by refining as oil prices slip

- A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, helping to offset declining oil and gas production and falling crude oil prices.

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EIA study removes final barrier to U.S. oil exports: Kemp

LONDON - Gasoline prices in all parts of the United States are tied to Brent rather than the domestic crude oil benchmark WTI, according to a detailed study published on Thursday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Let’s hear it for sorghum, the most sought-after grain by China: Maguire

CHICAGO - Grain growers across the U.S. Midwest and Southern Plains do not have much to smile about lately, with most bracing for a drop in farm revenues due to the lowest crop prices in years and abundant supplies.

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Resolution of Thai rice stockpile in sight, risks remain: Russell

--Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own.--

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Slumping oil prices prompt re-think on high-cost Asian energy projects

SINGAPORE - Frontier and deepwater exploration in Asia will be among high-cost energy projects most at risk from an oil price slump that has knocked 25 percent off the top of global crude prices.

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Strong Dubai, weak oil demand puts Saudi Arabia in dilemma

SINGAPORE - A strong Dubai price in a weak oil market has created a dilemma for top oil exporter Saudi Arabia as it works out official monthly selling prices for December.

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Asia buys less Iran crude, but volumes back above 1 million barrels-per-day

TOKYO - Asian buyers of Iranian crude imported 6.6 percent less in September than a year ago, the first on-year decline since December, but shipments rose back above the 1 million barrels-per-day mark allowed under a deal that eased Western sanctions.

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Oil price declines have small-cap shale investors scrambling

NEW YORK - Plummeting oil prices are pushing some of the small-cap companies which flourished as part of the U.S. shale energy boom close to their breaking point, while also prompting some well-known fund managers to aggressively buy energy stocks.

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COMMODITY FUTURES
Energy:   Oil, Natural Gas, Electricity
 
 
Grains:   Corn/Maize, Wheat, Barley, Rice
 
Oilseeds:   Soybeans, Rapeseed, Palm Oil
 
Softs:   Sugar, Coffee, Cocoa, Rubber, Citrus, Cotton
 
Livestock:   Lean Hogs, Live Cattle
Commodity Currency Last Change % Change Trade Date/Time
LIGHT CRUDE CON1  Nov14 USD 80.70 -0.58 -0.71% 10/31 17:14
NO 2 HT OIL CON1  Oct14 USD 2.52 +0.00 +0.07% 10/31 14:29
NATURAL GAS CON1  Nov14 USD 3.87 +0.05 +1.20% 10/31 17:14
100 OZ GOLD MAR4  Nov14 USD 1,173.30 -27.00 -2.25% 10/31 17:14
SILVER 5000 CON1  Nov14 USD 15.88 -0.31 -1.92% 10/31 12:04
HG COPPER CON1  Nov14 USD 3.06 -0.01 -0.36% 10/31 13:06
CORN CON1  Dec14 USC 375.00 +2.75 +0.74% 10/31 14:34
WHEAT CON1  Dec14 USC 532.00 -3.50 -0.65% 10/31 14:37
SOYBEANS CON1  Nov14 USC 1,041.00 +22.25 +2.17% 10/31 14:14
SUGAR 11 CON1  Feb15 USC 16.01 -0.29 -1.78% 10/31 12:59
COFFEE C CON1  Dec14 USC 188.50 +0.90 +0.48% 10/31 13:30
COCOA CON1  Dec14 USD 2,900.00 -46.00 -1.56% 10/31 13:29
FROZEN OJ CON1  Nov14 USC 133.05 -1.40 -1.04% 10/31 13:59
COTTON NO 2 CON1  Dec14 USC 64.40 -0.10 -0.16% 10/31 14:19
LIVE HOGS CON1  Dec14 USC 88.20 +1.00 +1.15% 10/31 14:54
LIVE CATTLE CON1  Oct14 USC 169.75 -1.00 -0.59% 10/31 12:38
Data as of 7:08pm EDT (Delayed at least 20 minutes).

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