Kyrgyzstan complains of Kazakhstan restricting border trade

GENEVA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan sent a communique to
the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to highlight what it
said was tougher treatment of Kyrgyz trucks and citizens trying
to enter Kazakhstan, which had halved the flow of trade in
recent days.

Kyrgyzstan did not launch a full trade dispute, but alerted
the WTO's dispute settlement body about Kazakhstan's treatment
of Kyrgyz cargoes, which it said violated the WTO rules in nine
different ways.

Not so fast: France's Macron and his farmers get trade onto "full" EU agenda

By Philip Blenkinsop

BRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel
Macron has succeeded in pushing trade onto the agenda of the
European Union summit which starts on Thursday, calling for
caution in commercial deals that would bring a surge of beef and
other agricultural imports.

France has led a group of 11 countries calling on the
European Commission, which negotiates trade agreements on behalf
of EU nations, not to rush into a deal with the Mercosur bloc of
Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Weekly world market rice prices - USDA

Oct 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department's
Commodity Credit Corporation announced the following world
market prices of milled and rough rice.
The data is adjusted for U.S. milling yields and location,
and the resulting marketing loan gain (MLG) and loan deficiency
payment (LDP) rates applicable to the 2017 crop.
Rough rice prices for both long- and medium/short grain were
unchanged from the previous announcement.
The next rice report will be issued Wednesday, October 25.

Germany/Futtermittel - Feeds prices - October 18, 2017

German Grain Cash Prices Oct 18
Lowest known bids in EUR/t, delivered.
At local time 11:30 GMT.
Barley, min 62-63 kg/hl
bid offers change
Delivered Hamburg Oct 17 156,00 161,00 0.00
Delivered Hamburg Nov 17 156,00 161,00 0.00
Ex Store Saxony Thüringen Oct 17 132,00 137,00 0.00
Wheat, A-quality, 13 % min
Protein, Hagberg 275

UPDATE 1-Budget airline Wizz Air applies for UK licence ahead of Brexit

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LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Budget airline Wizz Air
has become the latest European carrier to move to shore up its
post-Brexit flying rights by applying for a licence in Britain
ahead of the country's departure from the European Union.

Flying rights are currently governed by EU-wide deals and
because it is not part of the World Trade Organization, the
aviation sector has no natural fallback arrangement to protect
flights if there is no deal between Britain and the EU.

Russia agrees to 50,000 T Turkish tomato imports from Dec. 1 - agencies

MOSCOW, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Russia and Turkey have agreed to
allow exports of 50,000 Turkish tomatoes to Russia from Dec. 1,
the RIA news agency cited Russian Energy Minister Alexander
Novak as saying on Wednesday.

Russia will let four Turkish producers begin supplies of
tomatoes to Russia from Dec. 1, the Interfax cited Novak, who
co-chairs a Russian-Turkish government commission on economic
cooperation, as saying.
(Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; editing by Polina Devitt)

China soy oil stocks at record levels after bean imports rise

BEIJING, Oct 18 (Reuters) - China's stocks of soybean oil
are at record levels after huge imports of beans this year,
keeping a lid on prices ahead of the peak consumption period.

Stocks of the oil, a byproduct of crushing beans into meal
for animal feed, hit 1.6 million tonnes this week at major
crushers, versus 1.3 million tonnes at the same time last year,
the China National Grain and Oils Information Center said on