Overnight Grains Firmer

Overnight grains on the eCBOT market are firmer this morning, following through from last nights steadier theme, on speculation that central banks' moves to ease credit will spur demand for commodities.

At 8.15am BST soybean futures were up around 20c, with wheat 15-16c higher and corn up 8-10c.

Asian stocks were sharply higher overnight, with Japan's Nikkei index gaining a record 14 percent.

Crude has also bucked its downwards trend the last two days which is adding support to grains.