COMMODITIES just posted the longest losing streak in more than three years, and analysts and investors are giving conflicting signals over whether the worst is over.

[SYDNEY] Australia lowered its wheat forecast by nearly 13 per cent on Tuesday as a crippling drought across the country's east coast has cut output from the world's fourth-largest exporter...

[BEIJING] China will release state wheat reserves after bad weather curbed output in major growing areas this year, an official at the country's grain administration said, the Xinhua news agency...

[PARIS] European wheat futures fell nearly 3 per cent on Monday, tracking steep losses in Chicago after a closely followed US government crop report made smaller than expected cuts to global wheat...

CHICAGO wheat rose on Tuesday, trading close to a three-year high on concerns that dryness in major exporting countries will cut world supplies.

[FRANKFURT] Looking out over his parched fields south of Berlin, dairy and grains farmer Thomas Gaebert is wishing for rains to save his crops after relentless hot weather.

[BEIJING] China's wheat output could drop as much as 20 per cent this crop year after bad weather hit fields in major growing areas, likely boosting imports by the world's top producer and...