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Copper & Sugar Fall on China’s Growth, Wheat Drops

June 29, 2010 at 22:33 by Vladimir Vyun

Copper dropped today on concerns that economic growth in China may slow. With Europe’s troubles and signs of slowdown of the U.S. economic growth, China remained the main source of optimism on markets. And even it might go away. September futures for copper delivery slid $0.159 (5.1 percent) to $2.9305 per pound on COMEX.

Concern for China’s economic growth also hit sugar futures, which also fell on a notion that the prices rallied too much. The supply picture is mixed, as harvest in India expected to beat estimation, but adverse weather in Thailand can curb output. October delivery for raw sugar dropped $0.0054 (3.4 percent) to $0.1528 per pound on ICE.

Wheat futures slid today as harvest in the U.S. accelerated due to favorable weather. The prices also fell as speculative investors increased their short positions. September futures for wheat delivery went down $0.0625 (1.3 percent) to $4.5875 per bushel by 9:57 on CBoT.

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