- Aug 28 - Egypt's GASC again tenders for cargos of 55-60 TMT of optional origin wheat for October 1-10 shipments

- Egypt's ministry of supply extended a decision to allow for the acceptance of elevated wheat moisture levels of up to 13.5% in GASC tenders for a year

- Egypt Supplies Minister said Egypt has enough wheat supply until Feb 10, said they currently have about 5.0 MMT in stocks

- Aug 27 - Egypt's GASC bought 60,000 MT of Russian wheat from Olam at 190.07 $/mt c&f (180.47 $/mt fob + 9.6 $/mt freight from National Navigation) for October 1-10 shipment

- Brazil seeks US HRW for December

- Aug 27 - Taiwan bought 49,350 MT of US milling wheat for October shipment

- Aug 27 - Bangladesh's state grains buyer received the lowest offer from Daewoo International at 235 $/mt CIF liner out in an international tender to purchase and import 50,000 MT of wheat

- Weekly US wheat export sales data for week ended August 20 – 529,600 MT, incl. 529,100 MT for 2015/16, topping the market expectations of 225,000-400,000 MT

- EU in week ended August 25 granted licences to export 277 TMT of soft wheat, bringing the total this season to 3.147 MMT vs. 3.143 MMT a year ago

- France's 2015 soft wheat crop likely topped 40 MMT, a record volume

- Russian Ag Min says it is ready to raise exports of wheat to Egypt to 6.5-7 MMT a year from 4 MMT last season

- Aug 27 - Russia bought 4,050 MT of intervention grain (wheat) in Crimea. Making the total bought since Aug 19 at 13,905 MT of Crimean wheat

- Russian farmers have harvested 68.3 MMT of grain (incl. 47.3 MMT of wheat and 13.8 MMT of barley) as of August 27, down from 73.8 MMT (incl. 47.2 MMT of wheat and 16.7 MMT of barley) a year ago. Yields were at 2.71 mt/ha, down from 2.87 mt/ha a year ago

- SovEcon raised its forecast for Russia's 2015 grain crop to 101 MMT, up 2 MMT from its previous outlook

- SovEcon raised its outlook for Russia's 2015 wheat crop by 1.8 MMT to 61.3 MMT

- The International Grains Council (IGC) raised its global wheat output projection for 2015/16 by 10 MMT to 720 MMT, now unchanged from the previous season, on improved prospects in Russia (to 59 from 55 MMT), Ukraine (to 25 from 22 MMT), EU (to 151.9 from 148.5 MMT) and Kazakhstan (to 14 from 13.5 MMT). At the same time, there were downward revisions for wheat output in Canada (to 25.5 MMT from 28 MMT) and Argentina (to 10.9 MMT from 12.5 MMT). Wheat ending stocks were revised upwards 5.5 MMT to 206.2 MMT, now higher compared to 202.1 MMT last year

- Buenos Aires Grains Exchange said that crop improved and only 2% of Argentine wheat area has been lost due to flooding (prior week's estimate of 6%). The exchange estimated country's wheat planting area at 3.70 mln ha vs. 4.4 mln ha in 2014/15

- Kazakhstan's Ag Min said Kazakhstan harvested 1.974 MMT as of August 28, up from 1.357 MMT a year ago. Yields were at 1.33 mt/ha, up from 1.1 mt/ha a year ago

- Bunge has agreed to acquire Brazilian wheat processor Moinho Pacifico

- China's PengXin Group is bidding for two huge Australian cattle properties which together could cost more than A$1 billion ($720 million) and would make the conglomerate the biggest owner of farmland in the country

- Japan's Mitsubishi Corp will acquire a 20% stake in Singapore-listed Olam International in two separate deals worth a total of S$1.53 billion ($1.1 billion). Singapore's sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holding retains a majority stake holding of 51.4% in Olam

- Egypt will ban rice export starting September 1