WHEAT

- Dec 23 - Egypt's GASC seeks wheat for Jan 21-31 shipment

- Egypt's GASC says changed wheat payment terms for tender. The letters of credit can now be opened up to 180 days after signing the contract, before that there was no deferred letter of credit. GASC also says will only accept wheat with 0% ergot parasite

- Dec 14 - Morocco's ONICL bought 150,000 MT of local soft wheat to produce subsidised flour

- Dec 23 - Russia bought 47,250 MT of intervention grain (45,360 MT of wheat and 1,890 MT of rye) via tender on the NTB (Moscow Exchange). Making the total bought since Aug 20 at 1,316,250 MT of Russian grain (1,278,720 MT of wheat, 17,010 MT of rye and 20,520 MT of barley)

- Canada exported 1.429 MMT of wheat (without durum) in October vs. 1.504 MMT in September and vs. 1.275 MMT a year ago

- Noble Group Ltd said it has agreed to sell its remaining 49% stake in its agribusiness to China's state-owned COFCO International Ltd, exiting agricultural markets. The $750 million cash deal will hand COFCO full ownership of Noble Agri, which will be renamed COFCO Agri

- French cooperative group Axereal has agreed to buy regional grain handler Agri-Negoce from Swiss trading house Ameropa to increase its reach in its home market. Axereal is one of the biggest players in France. It marketed 10 MMT of grain in the 2014/15 season, including grain sourced from outside its cooperative network

- Dec 29 - South Korea's Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp seeks 44,639 MT of worldwide non-glutinous rice for March-June arrival. Registration for the tenders will close on Dec 29, and electronic bidding will be held on Dec 30

CORN

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his Brazilian and Argentine 2015/16 corn crop estimates unchanged at 81.2 MMT (85.4 MMT in 2014/15) and 21.6 MMT (25.5 MMT in 2014/15), respectively

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his estimate of South America's 2015/16 corn crop at 107.1 MMT unchanged from previous estimate and vs. 115.1 MMT in 2014/15

- China, the biggest importer of Ukrainian corn in the 2014/15 season (Sep-Aug), has not bought any corn in 2015/16 so far

- Sinograin said government stockpile procurement at 42.6 MMT so far in northeast China, on pace with the five year average

- SAGIS estimated South Africa's corn stocks as of Nov 30 were at 4.709 MMT vs. 5.421 MMT a month ago and 5.655 MMT a year ago

- SAGIS estimated S. Africa's May-November 2015 corn exports at 488,401 MT vs. 1.781 MMT a year ago

- SAGIS estimated S. Africa's May- November 2015 corn imports at 655,238 MT vs. zero a year ago

- Canada exported 120,837 MT of barley in October vs. 60,697 MT in September and vs. 97,156 MT a year ago

- Canada exported 140,184 MT of oats in October vs. 183,141 MT in September and vs. 169,665 MT a year ago

SOYBEAN

- Dec 29 - Egypt's FIHC seeks 15,000 MT of sunflower oil and 25,000 MT of soyoil for April-May arrival

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his Argentine 2015/16 soybean production estimate unchanged at 58 MMT (60.8 MMT in 2014/15), but cut his Brazilian soybean crop forecast by 2 MMT to 97 MMT (96.2MMT in 2014/15)

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier trimmed his estimate of South America's 2015/16 soybean crop by 2 MMT to 170.3 MMT, now down vs. 171.5 MMT in 2014/15

- Canada exported 1.096 MMT of canola in October vs. 793,984 MT in September and vs. 1.038 MMT a year ago

- Canada crushed 691,136 MT of canola in November vs. 719,710 MT in October and vs. 539,705 MT a year ago