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Agricultural Commodities Cocoa Commodity Market Trades, Charts

  • March arabica coffee rose 2.8 cents or 1.9 percent to $1.47 per lb by 1521 GMT after peaking at $1.4740, the highest level for the front month since Dec. 1. Cocoa was slightly higher, consolidating after falling sharply on Monday on news that an uprising in top grower Ivory Coast had ended after the government reached an agreement with disgruntled soldiers.

  • *Ivory Coast may sell cocoa to finance deal with soldiers. LONDON, Jan 10- Cocoa futures fell on Tuesday with the focus back on a favourable crop outlook in Ivory Coast after a short-lived rally fuelled by an armed uprising in the world's top grower. March New York cocoa was $5 or 0.2 percent lower at $2,179 per tonne at 1303 GMT, drifting back down towards a 3-1/ 2 year...

  • *Ivory Coast may sell cocoa to finance deal with soldiers. LONDON, Jan 10- Cocoa futures fell on Tuesday with the focus back on a favorable crop outlook in Ivory Coast after a short-lived rally fueled by an armed uprising in the world's top grower. March New York cocoa was $5 or 0.2 percent lower at $2,179 per tonne at 1303 GMT, drifting back down towards a 3-1/ 2 year low...

  • *Weak sterling limits losses in London cocoa. LONDON, Jan 9- Cocoa futures prices fell sharply on Monday after the government of top grower Ivory Coast reached a deal to calm an armed military uprising. Soldiers at military camps in cities and towns across Ivory Coast, including the commercial capital Abidjan, joined the rebellion.

  • *Weak sterling limits losses in London cocoa. LONDON, Jan 9- Cocoa futures prices fell sharply on Monday after the government of top grower Ivory Coast reached a deal to calm an armed military uprising. March New York cocoa was $74 or 3.3 percent lower at $2,187 per tonne at 1214 GMT after falling as low as $2,155 in early trade.

  • LONDON, Jan 6- Cocoa prices rose on Friday as disgruntled soldiers seized control of the second largest city in the world's top grower Ivory Coast, prompting a wave of short covering. May London cocoa was up 15 pounds or 0.8 percent at 1,838 pounds a tonne at 1402 GMT after initially surging to a peak of 1,860 pounds following the reports from Ivory Coast.

  • *Sugar weighed by prospect of higher production in China. LONDON, Jan 6- Cocoa prices rose on Friday as former soldiers seized control of the second largest city in top grower Ivory Coast, prompting a wave of short covering. May London cocoa was up 18 pounds or 1.0 percent at 1,841 pounds a tonne at 1128 GMT while March New York cocoa rose $8 or 0.35 percent to $2,270 a...

  • Transmar Group is a major buyer and processor of cocoa beans with operations in the United States, Europe, South America and West Africa. The filing came shortly after Transmar Group's European operation Euromar Commodities GmbH, a German cocoa grinder and significant customer to the U.S. company, declared insolvency in early December, adding to Transmar...

  • *New York cocoa falls to lowest in more than three years. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 29- Raw sugar futures on ICE Futures U.S. extended a post-Christmas rebound on Thursday, climbing to the highest level in more than two weeks on growing expectations that India's crop may be smaller than expected. "Not only has it shrugged aside the potential technical weakness which...

  • *London cocoa at most oversold level in 5 years. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 5- London cocoa futures on ICE fell for the ninth straight session on Monday, reaching a 22- month low and extending further into technically oversold levels on chart-based sell signals and pressure from earlier strength in the British pound. March London cocoa settled down 31 pounds, or 1.6...

  • *New York cocoa falls to lowest since August 2013. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 2- New York cocoa futures on ICE fell to the lowest since 2013 on Friday, while the London market dropped to a 1-1/ 2- year low as funds increased their short positions amid expectations for ample global supplies, dealers said. New York March cocoa settled down $11, or 0.5 percent, at $2,395 per tonne,...

  • *London cocoa sees weakest monthly performance in 5 years. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 30- London cocoa futures on ICE fell to a 1-1/ 2- year low on Wednesday, as options-related selling hastened a decline linked to an increasing flow of supplies out of West Africa. March London cocoa settled down 12 pounds, or 0.6 percent, at 1,956 pounds per tonne, keeping it at technically...

  • *London cocoa at 1-1/ 2- year low as fund selling picks up. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 29- Arabica coffee futures on ICE fell to a seven-week low on Tuesday, pressured by broad based selling of commodities and beneficial rain in top grower Brazil, while the firm British pound helped push London cocoa to a 1-1/ 2- year low. London March cocoa settled down 7 pounds, or 0.4 percent, at...

  • 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.