- Argentina authorizes an additional 4 MMT of 2014/15 corn for export, on top of the 11.5 already allowed, that's less than the 7 MMT talked about early this week. So total authorized volume for export is 15.5 MMT

- EU in week ended July 14 granted licences to export 43 TMT of corn, bringing the total this season to 64 TMT vs. 12 TMT a year ago

- EU in week ended July 14 awarded 251 TMT of corn (maize) import certificates, taking the volume so far this season to 348 TMT vs. 257 TMT a year ago

- Strategie Grains estimated EU 2015 corn crop at 66.7 MMT vs. previous estimate of 67.4 MMT and 12% below 2014 production of 75.7 MMT; further cut possible

- FranceAgriMer said 67% of France's corn crops were in good to excellent condition as of July 6 down 4% from the prior week's 71% and vs. 84% a year ago

- Corn and soybeans under pressure amid forecasts for dry weather across key US production regions

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended July 9 – 656,200 MT, incl. 331,100 MT for 2014/15 vs. expected 325,000-525,000 MT and 325,100 MT for 2015/16 vs. expected 150,000-300,000 MT

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported 939 TMT of grain between July 1-16, 2015, including wheat – 248 TMT, corn – 502 TMT and barley – 187 TMT

- Brazil is reporting some sprouting on safrinha (second crop) in the south, where it has been raining during harvest

- Buenos Aires Grain Exchange estimated corn harvest 70% done as of July 16, up 3.9% on the week, vs. 65.4% year ago

- China was only able to sell 65.1 TMT or 1.2% of the state reserve corn in weekly auction of the 5.33 MMT offered