Reuters Inform Product

Reuters Inform

The Reuters Inform product is no longer being sold or supported and the website www.reutersinform.com has now closed. The content below is from the site's 2001 archived pages.

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A Trip Back to the 2001 Agrimarkets Industry ‚Äč

How Informed Are You?

Reuters Inform for Agrimarkets gives you:

  • A constant flow of real-time news from specialist reporters supported by a global network of some 2000 journalists
  • 14-day historical news with an option of 90 days history
  • Comprehensive prices, both physical and exchange, updated in streaming real-time
  • Complete coverage of current and forecast weather conditions as they affect your market
  • A powerful charting application which provides valuable market standard analytics
  • On-line discussion groups, chats and forums
  • On-line help and e-mail support

What's more, you get all this in one easy-to-use system, delivered straight to your desk via the Internet.

Extensive News Coverage

Reuters Inform covers the Agrimarkets industry with unmatched depth, speed and precision. Specialist reporters focus exclusively on issues affecting your market. This team is supported by an extensive network of more than 2000 journalists with a reputation for timely, accurate and unbiased reporting.
As an Agrimarkets subscriber, you receive coverage of such critical areas as:

  • USDA crop estimates
  • EU commission rulings on CAP reform and Agenda 2000
  • Production estimates from the many domestic regulatory bodies
  • Impact of weather conditions on crops
  • Sales and Tender announcements and results
  • Futures market commentary
  • GM food issues
  • Corporate news
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Headlines are continuously updated, and all news can be easily searched.

Comprehensive Price and Industry Data

Reuters Inform features real-time streaming data, with access to all the Agrimarkets data you need.

  • Daily Over The Counter (OTC)/Physical price coverage
  • Live futures prices from the exchange of your choice*
  • Futures spreads calculated for you in real-time*
  • Comprehensive cross-market package

*Some exchanges charge a fee for access to their real-time prices, so Reuters Inform gives you a choice: if you elect not to pay the exchange fees, this data will be delayed in accordance with the limitation set by the exchange. Alternatively, if you wish to receive real-time prices, you can select those exchanges key to your business and fill in the form. You will then be charged the fee levied by the exchange(s) selected.

Weather Information that Drives Markets

Because weather information is vital to Agrimarkets, Reuters Inform offers two methods for accessing weather data.

  • Graphical maps from Intellicast (Weather Service International) provide current observed and five-day forecast data, including the important soil moisture level and forecast precipitation, for the entire globe, down to regional US maps.
  • Extensive national weather information from Weather Services Corporation is available in text format.


Frequently Asked Questions  provides answers to the most common questions regarding the range of Reuters Inform products, the free day trial

The recommended browser to view the Reuters Inform product itself is Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0.  Microsoft Internet  Explorer 4.01 may also be used to access Reuters Inform.  The  system requirements to run Reuters Inform are as follows:

  Minimum Recommended
Operating
System
Windows® 95 or   Windows  NT™ 4.0  
Internet
Browser
Internet Explorer v4.01 Internet Explorer v5.0
Java Virtual Machine v 3165 or higher  
Screen
Resolution
800 x 600
pixels
1024 x 768 pixels or greater
Random Access Memory (RAM) 16 MB 64 MB or greater
Color Palette Setting 256 colors 65,536 colors   or greater
Modem Speed 28.8 kbps 56 kbps  or greater
Processor 120 MHz Pentium™ 200 MHz Pentium™ or greater

Netscape 4 can be used to view the Reuters Inform website.  Version 3 of Netscape will also work for this site but presentation may suffer in instances where we have used Cascading Style Sheets to reduce the file size and hence reduce loading times. Netscape 2 will not work well because it does not display background colours of cells. We have found from the web site statistics that very few people are still using this version. The site can be viewed equally on Unix, Windows and Macintosh platforms.

Registration

Registration
Please click Free Trial to receive a 14-day free trial of any of the products currently available in Reuters Inform. The Free Trial link will display the registration screens you need to complete in order to receive a free trial for the packages of your choice.
Registration
Please click Free Trial to receive a 14-day free trial of any of the products currently available in Reuters Inform. The Free Trial link will display the registration screens you need to complete in order to receive a free trial for the packages of your choice.
WHEN YOU CLICK THE FREE TRIAL LINK, A GREY REGISTRATION WINDOW WILL POP UP, PLEASE BE PATIENT AS IT WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 60 SECONDS BEFORE THE WINDOW DISPLAYS INFORMATION.
Note: Although you will have to enter billing information as part of the registration process, you will not be billed for accessing the basic product package during the free trial.
Compatibility checks.
We recommend the use of Microsoft's IE 5 browser with Reuters Inform. If you are using a previous version of their browser or one of the other browsers available, then it will be necessary for you to upgrade your browser or one or more of its components. Subject to your consent, we will perform an automatic process during registration which will identify what version of the browser and its components are currently installed on your computer. If the browser and/or components need to be upgraded, this process will prompt you to do so. This identification process is meant to help you determine if you have all the necessary components to run Reuters Inform.
BY CONTINUING WITH THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, YOU AGREE TO THIS IDENTIFICATION PROCESS. IF YOU DO NOT WISH US TO CARRY OUT THIS AUTOMATIC PROCESS, INCLUDING THE DOWNLOAD OF THE SOFTWARE, THEN CLICK ON THE HOME PAGE BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS SCREEN TO EXIT THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.
 
Important notice - Disclaimer. Please read the following before proceeding.
This web site and the applications on it are being made available by Reuters. The applications may have been sourced from third parties. The software is protected by copyright law and all ownership rights remain with Reuters or the third party owner. You may use the software as permitted by this web site. You agree not to remove any copyright or proprietary notices from the software. You agree not to reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile the software except to the extent permitted by law.
THE WEB SITE AND THE SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. REUTERS AND THE THIRD PARTY OWNERS DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILTY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. REUTERS AND THE THIRD PARTY OWNERS DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRPUTED OR ERROR FREE.
NEITHER REUTERS OR THE THIRD PARTY OWNERS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR DATA USE, INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT, EVEN IF YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBLITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Subscribing to Real-Time Exchange Data
Some exchanges impose a fee for access to their real-time data. In this case, the exchange data included in the basic package will be delayed. You can choose to subscribe to optional services, such as real-time exchange data and historical news during the free trial. You will be billed the full list price for any optional services to which you subscribe during the free trial. Some exchanges also require that you submit a separate registration form in order to access the real-time data. The required forms will be included in the fee-liable registration process.
Continuing Your Subscription
If at the end of your 14-day free trial you want to continue using your Reuters Inform product, you need do nothing. On the day following the end of your free trial, you will automatically be billed for the remainder of the calendar month for those products that you selected during the free trial. (You would have already been billed for any optional services to which you subscribed during the free trial.) You will be billed on the first of each month thereafter for your products and optional services.
Cancelling Your Subscription
To cancel your subscription, click Change Services under the Member Services area of the Reuters Inform toolbar. Remove all services listed. You must remove all products before your free trial expires to avoid the charges for your basic package that you will incur the day following the end of the free trial.
We will send you reminder e-mails 5 days before your free trial expires, and then 2 days before your free trial expires, to give you adequate time to cancel your subscription.
Continuing to use Reuters Inform but Modifying Your Subscription and/or Registration Information
If you wish to continue using your Reuters Inform product, but wish to modify user information or the product or optional services to which you have subscribed before billing begins, go to the Member Services area of the Reuters Inform toolbar. You must visit this area and make changes to your subscription before your free trial expires to avoid the charges for your basic package that you will incur the day following the end of the free trial.
We will send you reminder e-mails 5 days before your free trial expires, and then 2 days before your free trial expires, to give you adequate time to make any changes to your subscription information.
Product Information
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We have designed the Reuters Inform web site to provide easy access to information about other Reuters Inform products. We have also designed the site to provide links to many of the other web sites associated with your market. Many links will take you away from the core Reuters Inform site.

Every minute of the day, a news story breaks which has an impact on your market. And your business.
But if you don't know about it, you can't react to it.
Reuters Inform for Agrimarkets is a complete information system, designed to give you a continuous, up-to-the-minute picture of the agricultural market and the events that drive it.
From GM foods to fluctuating exchange rates, from floods in Asia to hurricanes in America, if it has to do with Agrimarkets, we've got it covered.

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