BRENT 103.03 -0.32; COTTON 86.72 +0.43

Brent crude fell in Asian trade on fears that the Euro sovereign debt crisis would detract from unrest in the Middle East.

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Saturday links: renminbi rise slows, new entrant to commodity trade finance?, financial repression

http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2011/12/12/renminbi-not-so-fast/?utm_source=ft.com/beyondbrics

http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/News.aspx?ElementId=7f0c3ccc-97ec-4390-ade5-d3a9434812a6

http://m.ft.com/blog/2011/12/12/793411/financial-repression-part-i-a-recap?catid=10

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BRENT CRUDE 105.34 + 1.09; COTTON 86.06 + 0.94

Brent crude rose in Asian trading. Crude prices fell yesterday on a stronger dollar (following news that little support was coming from the US FED) and an agreement from OPEC that it would hold production.

Cotton prices also fell yesterday on the strengthening dollar (reducing the appeal of cotton to buyers outside the US) before recovering some ground this morning.

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