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Soybean futures soar 3 pc to hit upper circuit

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

prices jumped Rs 113 or over 3 per cent to hit their daily upper limit today, continuing the winning run for a third session on firm spot demand and strong global advices.

At the National Commodity and Derivative Exchange counter, the current month contract of jumped Rs 113 or 3.01 per cent to Rs 3,863 per quintal with business turnover of 19,700 lots.

The March month contract also rose by Rs 108 or 2.85 per cent to Rs 3,898 per quintal with an open interest of 2,76,460 lots.

All ruling five contracts were prevailing over 2.56 per cent on immense buying by operators.

Sustained buying by investors after tight stocks position and brisk demand in spot markets have fueled futures prices, analysts said.

The has cut down the crop output to 83.5 lakh tonnes from previous estimate of 91.46 lakh tonnes in October 2017 due to expected fall the futures prices, they added.

Soyabean prices have surged nearly 18 per cent in physical markets since January 1 on low production prospects.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 13:05 IST