CHICAGO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - ICE (NYSE:ICE) canola futures rose for the fourth session in a row on Wednesday to a two-month high.
* Traders said crusher buying provided support to the market, which has risen 2.9 percent since the January contract RSF9 hit an all-time low on Nov. 26.
* Positioning also was noted ahead of Statistics Canada's monthly crop production report on Thursday.
* January canola RSF9 settled $2.30 higher at $484.70.
* The March canola contract RSH9 was $2.00 higher at $492.00.
* Chicago January soybeans SF9 rose 1-3/4 cents to $9.13-1/2 a bushel, underpinned by hopes for revived sales to China. February Paris Matif rapeseed futures /COMG9 and Malaysian February palm oil futures /1FCPOG9 both fell.
* The Canadian dollar weakened to a 1-1/2-year low against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday as investors slashed expectations for further interest rate hikes from the Bank of Canada after a dovish interest rate announcement from the central bank. CAD/
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