SYDNEY, Oct 20 (Reuters) - U.S. soybean futures edged higher
on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture pegged the
U.S. harvest pace behind market expectations.
* The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of
Trade were up 0.1% at $10.55 a bushel by 0121 GMT, having
firmed 0.4% on Monday.
* The most active corn futures were down 0.3% at
$4.04-1/4 a bushel, having gained 0.8% in the previous session.
* The most active wheat futures were little changed at
$6.26-3/4 a bushel, having closed down 0.3% on Tuesday when
prices hit a near 6-year high of $6.36-3/4 a bushel.
* The U.S. soybean crop was 75% harvested, the USDA said,
ahead of the five-year average of 58% but behind the average
analyst estimate of 79%.
* The U.S. corn harvest was 60% complete as of Sunday, the
USDA said in a weekly crop progress report on Monday, ahead of
the five-year average of 43% and the average estimate in a
Reuters analyst poll of 57%.
* Wheat has been drawing support amid concerns over
production in Argentina, the U.S. Plains and the Black Sea
* The yuan held near a two-year high against the dollar in
offshore trade on Tuesday on signs of a robust economic recovery
in China, however, doubts about a U.S. stimulus deal capped
gains for other risk currencies.
* Oil prices slipped for a fourth straight day on Tuesday on
worries about a resurgence of coronavirus cases globally
stifling fuel demand while oil supply is growing from Libya.
* Asian stocks came under pressure on Tuesday as a deadline
for U.S. lawmakers to pass an economic stimulus bill approached
and record daily coronavirus infections in Europe ignited
concerns about more severe lockdowns.
(Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel)