Canola ends flat, posts weekly gain
* Uncertainty about Chinese demand weighs on the market, but a slow pace of farmer selling to cash buyers underpins it, a trader said.
* Most-active May canola ended unchanged at $452.30 per tonne. Deferred contracts rose in thin volume.
* The May contract gained 0.2 percent for the week.
* ICE reported no deliveries of March contracts, with expiry on March 14.
* May-July canola spread traded 3,044 times.
* Chicago May soybeans climbed on short-covering.
* Malaysian May palm oil and NYSE Liffe Paris May rapeseed rose.
* The Canadian dollar was trading at $1.3326 to the greenback, or 75.04 U.S. cents at 1:17 p.m. CST (1917 GMT), higher than Thursday's close of $1.3396, or 74.65 U.S. cents.
* Canada weekly canola crushings fall 13.1 percent.