“The Canadian Dollar is lacking a clear narrative to drive it in one direction or the other at present, according to strategists at Toronto-headquartered BMO Capital Markets, who say the Loonie could remain in a “flat range” until the US Dollar index tops out and goes into reverse.”
USDA raises its forecast for 2016-17 Brazilian corn output by 5 million tonnes from last month, to a whopping 91.5 million. Argentina’s crop is revised up 1 million from last month to 37.5 million tonnes. That’s a new record high for the two countries, up 34.3% from a year earlier.
—USDA monthly global crop update, released Thursday.