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Saudi-led coalition bars wheat ship from entering Yemen

Warships from the Saudi-led coalition have blocked a vessel carrying more than 47,000 tonnes of wheat from entering a Yemeni port, demanding United Nations guarantees that the cargo would not go to military personnel, shipping sources said on Th

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Iran buys 85,000-tonnes wheat in first deals for weeks

Private Iranian companies have bought about 85,000 tonnes of wheat to be sourced from the European Union and Black Sea regions in their first purchases for several weeks, European traders said on Thursday. The grain was for March

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Egypt buys 2.9m tonnes wheat in 6 months

Egypt, the world's top wheat importer, has bought around 2.9 million tonnes of wheat during the first half of 2014-2015 fiscal year, a top official said in a report. According to Mamdouh Abdel Fattah - vice chairman of the Gen

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UAE firms plan Egypt desert wheat venture

Egypt and two companies from its strong backer UAE have embarked on an ambitious plan to grow wheat in the desert that could boost the Cairo government's credibility if successful. Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer

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Egypt buys 60,000 tonnes of wheat from France

Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), said it had bought 60,000 tonnes of wheat from France in a tender for shipment on December 21 to 31. Egypt, the world's biggest state importer

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Egypt's GASC buys 55,000 tonnes of US wheat

Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), said on Saturday it had bought 55,000 tonnes of U.S. soft red winter wheat in a tender for shipment October 21-31. The wheat was purchased from Am

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Iraq forecasts wheat imports above 2m tonnes

Iraq has enough wheat to last until March despite Islamic State militants taking over large areas of fertile land in the north, the head of the country's main grain-importing organisation told Reuters on Thursday. Hassan Ibrah

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Iran seals new deal to buy wheat, seeking more

Iran has bought 50,000 tonnes of Black Sea wheat, trade sources said on Wednesday, as the Islamic Republic tries to bolster stocks from global markets due to a lower-than-expected domestic harvest. The cargoes were purchased by st

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Syria struggles to seal deal to sell wheat to Iraq

Private Iraqi grain traders have not been able get trucks across the Syrian border to complete a deal, first agreed in June, to buy 200,000 tonnes of wheat from Syria's state grain body due to conflict raging in both countries.

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Egypt buys 180,000 T Russian, Romanian wheat

Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), said it bought 180,000 tonnes of Russian and Romanian wheat for shipment August 1 to 10. Mamdouh Abdel Fattah, the vice chairman of GASC, gave the

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