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Venezuela's PDVSA defends 'perfect' relationship with Russia

CARACAS Venezuela's alliance with Russia is "perfect," the president of state oil company PDVSA said on Friday, blasting what he said was a U.S.-led attempt to sully the growing ties between the two nations.

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China launches probe into Brazilian broiler chicken imports

BEIJING/SAO PAULO China on Friday launched an anti-dumping investigation into imports of Brazilian broiler chickens after a complaint from the domestic industry that the South American country has been selling its chicken below market value.

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Exclusive: Few foreign bids expected for Petrobras $1 billion natgas project - sources

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Taking aim at local corruption, Brazil is trying to get competition among global players to build a $1 billion natural gas plant, but the number of foreign bids will be smaller than anticipated due to more stringent requirements, sources said.

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Oil jumps 3 percent as dollar falls, U.S. rig count drops

NEW YORK Oil prices rose sharply on Friday, as the dollar fell and U.S. drillers cut rigs, feeding a rally that boosted global benchmark Brent crude to a weekly gain while U.S. crude was virtually flat on the week.

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Anglo American swims against the current in backing fuel cells

LONDON Anglo American is placing a contrarian bet on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as it tries to squeeze more profit from its platinum reserves, but risks being left behind as rival miners look to cash in on battery-powered cars.

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Illinois crops need rain to hit yield forecasts: Braun

CHICAGO Illinois corn and soybean yields may be in danger of falling short of forecasts, as significant contributions from the weather are still needed in the eastern half of the state.

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Lead gets unforeseen boost from North Korean sanctions: Andy Home

LONDON Lead has been an unlikely and unforeseen beneficiary of the North Korea missile crisis.

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Exclusive: Citigroup tops bank group for Petrobras unit IPO - source

SAO PAULO Citigroup Inc and seven other banks will underwrite the initial public offering of Petróleo Brasileiro SA's fuel distribution unit, which will likely occur in November, a person with direct knowledge of the plan said.

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Elliott Management lawyer says utility may top Buffett's Oncor bid

A lawyer for Elliott Management Corp told a U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday that an unidentified utility could pay $9.3 billion to buy Texas power transmission company Oncor Electric Delivery Co, topping Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $9 billion bid.

China's COFCO forms U.S. grain supply partnership with Growmark

China's state-owned COFCO International Ltd (CIL) and U.S. farm cooperative Growmark Inc will partner in a deal that gives China more direct access to the food it imports, the companies said on Friday.

396.95
Net Change
+0.67
Open
397.17
High
397.42
Low
394.72
Times
08/18 16:59
Data as of6:35pm EDT (Delayed at least 20 minutes).
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 Trade Price Change % Price Change Trade Time
LIGHT CRUDE CON1  Aug17 USD 48.73 +1.64 +3.48% 08/18 17:37
NO 2 HT OIL CON1  Aug17 USD 1.62 +0.04 +2.67% 08/18 17:37
NATURAL GAS CON1  Aug17 USD 2.88 -0.04 -1.50% 08/18 17:37
100 OZ GOLD C2  Aug17 USD 1,286.80 +0.40 +0.03% 08/18 14:36
SILVER 5000 CON1  Aug17 USD 17.03 +0.00 +0.00% 08/17 16:41
HG COPPER CON1  Aug17 USD 2.94 -0.00 -0.02% 08/18 15:04
CORN CON1  Sep17 USC 351.25 +0.75 +0.21% 08/18 17:24
WHEAT CON1  Sep17 USC 417.50 +3.50 +0.85% 08/18 17:39
SOYBEANS CON1  Sep17 USC 937.50 +7.25 +0.78% 08/18 17:37
SUGAR 11 CON1  Sep17 USC 13.45 +0.16 +1.20% 08/18 12:59
COFFEE C CON1  Sep17 USC 128.40 -0.05 -0.04% 08/18 13:29
COCOA CON1  Sep17 USD 1,927.00 +23.00 +1.21% 08/18 11:35
FROZEN OJ CON1  Sep17 USC 139.90 -4.20 -2.91% 08/18 13:59
COTTON NO 2 CON1  Oct17 USC 67.45 +0.00 +0.00%
LIVE HOGS CON1  Oct17 USC 65.95 -0.98 -1.46% 08/18 17:30
LIVE CATTLE CON1  Aug17 USC 106.62 -0.50 -0.47% 08/18 17:30
Data as of6:35pm EDT (Delayed at least 20 minutes).
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Short Term Rates
Prime 9.07
Discount 0.00
Fed Funds 659.75
1 Month Libor --
3 Month Libor 1.32
Date as of 08/18 18:35 (Delayed at least 20 minutes)