GRAINS-Soybeans, corn climb, rallying from last week's lows Corn also firmed at the Chicago Board of Trade while wheat was mixed, with nearby contracts pressured by larger-than-expected deliveries against the December contract. At the CBOT as of 12:23 p.m. CDT, January soybeans were up 8-1/ 2 cents at $8.81-1/ 2 a bushel, after reaching $8.83-1/ 4, the highest since Nov. 5. "The market is reacting to the outside week up in beans...
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Trade to go: Amazon The "Halftime Report" traders give their trade for the second half.
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UPDATE 1-Iraqi Kurdistan to make November payments to oil companies - official BAGHDAD, Nov 30- Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government authorized the release of payments to oil exporting companies for November in line with payments made in the past two months, an official close to the minister of natural resources said on Monday. Kurdistan said in September it had allocated $75 million of revenue from its independent crude sales to oil...
WRAPUP 5-Brazil's BTG Pactual looks to new leadership; Esteves quits amid graft probe SAO PAULO, Nov 30- Brazil's Grupo BTG Pactual SA looked to new leadership to steer it out of crisis on Monday after controlling shareholder André Esteves resigned as CEO and chairman following his jailing as part of the country's sweeping corruption probe. Shares and bonds in Latin America's largest independent investment bank plummeted, reflecting...
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UPDATE 1-OPEC November oil output rises, led by Iraq, Saudi - Reuters survey VIENNA, Nov 30- OPEC oil output has risen in November from the previous month, a Reuters survey found on Monday, led by a rebound in Iraqi exports after bad weather had temporarily halted supply growth from the group's second-largest producer. OPEC supply has risen in November to 31.77 million barrels per day from 31.64 million in October, according to the survey,...
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UPDATE 2-BTG Pactual may sell part of commodities unit after CEO held- source *BTG Pactual Commodities has only modest physical assets. LONDON, Nov 30- Brazil's Grupo BTG Pactual SA is reviewing its assets and may sell part of its commodities unit to raise capital after the arrest of the bank's chief executive, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. The bank is now seeking to shore up its balance sheet, after Esteves' arrest prompted...
| By: Sarah McFarlane and Dmitry Zhdannikov
Quotes from first day of Paris climate conference PARIS- A sample of quotes from the first day of U.N.-organized climate talks outside Paris being attended by 151 heads of state and government, more than two weeks after attacks in the French capital that killed 130 people. "-International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Secretary-General Elhadj As Sy. "-Peter M. Christian, president of...
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