CANBERRA, Sept 21 (Reuters) - U.S. corn futures fell for a
fourth straight session on Tuesday to approach a one-week low,
as a better-than-expected crop condition report eased
expectations of lower yields after recent adverse weather.
* The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade
were down 0.2% at $5.20-1/4 a bushel by 0218 GMT, having
closed down 1% in the previous session when prices hit a Sept.
14 low of $5.15-1/4 a bushel.
* The most active soybean futures were up 0.2% at
$12.65-1/2 a bushel, having earlier hit a June 25 low of
$12.61-1/2 a bushel. Soybeans closed down 1.7% on Monday.
* The most active wheat futures were down 0.4% at
$6.98-1/2 a bushel, after ending 1.1% lower on Monday.
* The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said the corn
harvest was 10% complete, up from 4% the previous week and ahead
of the five-year average of 9% for this time of year.
* The USDA rated 59% of the U.S. corn crop in
good-to-excellent condition, up 1 percentage point from the
previous week, and soybean ratings improved by 1 point to 58%
* Analysts surveyed by Reuters on average had expected no
change for either crop.
* The volume of corn and soybeans weighed and inspected for
export remained well below normal levels last week, USDA data on
* Corn export inspections were down 48% from the same week a
year ago, while soybean inspections were down 80%.
* The offshore yuan wallowed near an almost one-month low on
Tuesday while the safe-haven dollar and yen stood tall as
investors sought shelter from a potential China Evergrande
* Oil prices fell 2% on Monday as investors grew more risk
averse, which hurt stock markets and boosted the U.S. dollar,
making oil more expensive for holders of other currencies.
* Global stock markets on Tuesday were caught in the grip of
contagion fears sparked by troubles at China Evergrande as
growing risks the property giant could default on its massive
debt prompted investors to flee riskier assets.
(Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Devika Syamnath)