- Weekly US soybean export sales data for week ended Apr 16 – 110,200 tons, incl. 102,100 tons for 2014/15 vs. expected -100,000-+150,000 tons and 8,100 tons for 2015/16 vs. expected 200-300,000 tons

- Brazil's soybean harvest nears completion (90% complete) and with aggressive farmer selling, the bulk of crop is available to the export market

- Independent truckers in Brazil plan to hold another strike starting at midnight after failing to get concessions from the government or logistic companies on pay and diesel fuel prices

- Chinese farmers to grow up to 15% less soy in 2015/16 due to uncertainty over how a new subsidy scheme will work

- China's Mar soybean imports down 2.81% on year to 4,493 MMT, incl. 3.8 MMT from USA

- China's Jan-Mar soybean imports rose 1.89% on year to 15,632 MMT

- The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a new law allowing individual EU countries to restrict or prohibit imported genetically modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc as a whole

- Stats Canada estimates Canada's 2015 soybean plantings at 5.4 million acres down 3.4% from the 2014 record level of 5.6 MA and vs. average expected 6.0 MA