Morning markets: risk-on lite mood helps crops to some gains

Agrimoney (Dec. 16, 2011) | It was a risk-on day on financial markets, but not hugely so. Risk-on lite, perhaps. Investors were still in early deals taking cheer from the US unemployment data on Thursday, which showed new jobless claims falling by 19,000 to 366,000 last week. Economists had expected a rise, to 390,000.