NEW YORK/ SINGAPORE, Dec 16- Olam International Ltd will buy Archer Daniels Midland Co's cocoa business for $1.3 billion, catapulting the Singapore- based commodities firm into the top tier of global suppliers to the growing chocolate business. The deal would be Olam's biggest ever and mark a dramatic turnaround after an attack two years ago on its acquisition...» Read More
*Ghana facing serious currency, inflation problems. ENCHI, Ghana, July 28- Three years ago, when James joined Ghana's anti-smuggling task force, his job was to intercept illicit cocoa shipments from neighbouring Ivory Coast to preserve the superior quality of his country's beans.
LAGOS, July 18- Exporters have resumed loading of cocoa shipments in Nigeria's second-largest producing area, Cross Rivers state, after the state government suspended on Friday a levy on bean exports, a trade body said.
July 15- Hershey Co, the No. 1 candy producer in the United States, on Tuesday hiked its chocolate prices for the first time in three years, a sign that a year-long soaring cocoa market is eating into confectioners' profits.
*Brazil cane harvest speeds up- Unica. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 10- Speculators triggered a fall in arabica coffee futures by liquidating positions on Thursday, taking one of this year's best performing commodities to a near five-month low and knocking off the seasonal frost premium on moderate weather forecasts.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 27- ICE cocoa futures hit a near three-year peak on Friday on strong chart signals and falling exchange stocks, and raw sugar saw the biggest one-day rout since February on weak demand for physical delivery ahead of the July contract's expiry on Monday.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 27- ICE cocoa futures rallied to a near three-year peak on Friday on strong chart signals and falling exchange inventories, and raw sugar plunged, on track for the biggest one-day rout since February on weak demand ahead of the July contract's expiry.
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