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  • *London cocoa price nudges down to lowest since late-2013. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 2- Raw sugar futures on ICE fell sharply from a two-week high on Thursday, on chart-based pressure after failing to hold above the key 21- cent level and weighed down by heavy March/May spreading. London cocoa prices fell to the lowest in more than three years while the New York market...

  • *Ivory Coast canceling defaulted export contracts. *Brazil agri minister says robusta imports uncertain. LONDON, Feb 2- Raw sugar futures rallied on Thursday, supported by strong technicals and tighter physical supplies in Brazil, while cocoa fell on worries over defaulted export contacts in top producer Ivory Coast.

  • LONDON, Feb 2- London cocoa fell to its lowest in more than three years on worries over defaulted export contacts in top producer Ivory Coast, while raw sugar surged on technical buying. March London cocoa futures were down 15 pounds, or 0.89 percent, at 1,671 pounds per tonne at 1223 GMT on Thursday after dipping to 1,663 pounds earlier, their lowest since November...

  • *Tet holiday in Vietnam curbs selling in robusta market. *Sugar remains rangebound as India developments awaited. May robusta coffee futures were up $29 or 1.3 percent at $2,265 a tonne at 1319 GMT after earlier climbing to a peak of $2,279, the highest for the second position since September 2011.

  • *Ivory Coast cocoa bean exports fall- port data. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 31- New York cocoa futures on ICE rebounded from a four-year low on Tuesday, climbing for the first time in five sessions on short-covering, while arabica coffee fell after beneficial rain in top grower Brazil. March New York cocoa futures settled up $25, or 1.2 percent, at $2,103 per tonne, after...

  • *Ivory Coast raw cocoa exports down nearly 15 pct- port data. LONDON, Jan 31- New York cocoa futures rallied on Tuesday as a bout of short-covering lifted prices off fresh near four-year lows touched in earlier trade. The March New York cocoa contract climbed $50, or 2.41 percent to $2,129 a tonne by 1502 GMT.

  • *Ivory Coast raw cocoa exports down nearly 15 pct- port data. LONDON, Jan 31- New York cocoa futures rose on Tuesday, consolidating near four-year lows touched a day earlier, as lower exports from top producer Ivory Coast provided some support. Prices were supported by provisional port data showing Ivory Coast exported 305,125 tonnes of raw cocoa beans in the first...

  • *Sugar market shrugs off output data from Brazil. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 30- Arabica coffee futures on ICE eased on Monday, extending last week's losses after top grower Brazil received beneficial rain, while New York cocoa inched down to the lowest in nearly four years as the British pound dipped. Robusta supplies have tightened following poor crops in Brazil and...

  • ABIDJAN, Jan 30- Cocoa grinders in Ivory Coast are holding off on new investments after military and social unrest this month, potentially denting government plans to boost processing of the commodity in the world's top grower. Ivory Coast has emerged from a 2002-2011 political crisis as one the world's fastest growing economies, attracting foreign...

  • ZURICH, Jan 25- Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut said it expected sales volume growth to accelerate in the second half of its fiscal year after the phasing-out of less profitable contracts in its cocoa business made volumes dip in the quarter to Nov. 30. We are on track to deliver improved profitability in our cocoa business, "the Zurich- based company said in a...

  • Child Labour Cocoa

    Tulane University's Elke De Buhr says there are still a number of children working in cocoa production despite the fair trade cocoa movement.

  • Chocolate PKG

    The chocolate industry grew 13 percent in the past five years, but it could see some supply-related headwinds ahead. CNBC's Uptin Saiidi reports.

  • Chocolate lovers, brace yourselves this Easter. The cost of the confectionery has jumped over the past year and may rise more. The Financial Times reports.

  • The Easter Bunny tends to put a bounce in chocolate sales, but the industry is under threat from changing consumption patterns and difficulties with cocoa farming.

  • Lindt stock is very expensive: Pro

    Jon Cox, head of Swiss equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, weighs in on Lindt’s latest earnings report, and why he remains cautious on the food and drinks sector overall.

  • The Mars empire

    Tracey Massey, Mars Chocolate North America president, discusses the company's strategy, the M&M's brand, and the state of the confectionery industry amid the "war on sugar."

  • Hershey's chocolate bars.

    Commodities have been crashing this year but there's one in particular that has hit the sweet spot.

  • Barry Callebaut's recipe for success

    Andreas Jacobs, chairman of Barry Callebaut, tells CNBC's Christine Tan how he is continuing the legacy of his father, German-born entrepreneur Klaus Jacobs.

  • China's chocolate sales will grow to $4.3 billion by 2019, up nearly 60 percent from 2014, driven by a growing urban population, a Hershey official said.

  • Sweet deal: United Cacao floats on London's AIM

    Dennis Melka, CEO of United Cacao Limited, discusses the company's ambitions to become the "largest cacao supplier" in the world.