*Coffee downside limited during Brazil frost season. LONDON, May 17- ICE raw sugar edged higher on Friday with the market finally finding support after losing ground for five consecutive sessions although the rapid pace of the cane harvest in top exporter Brazil kept the market on the defensive.» Read More
Starbucks hit its earnings target amid a strong increase in US same-store sales. Its outlook disappointed, however, sending shares lower after-hours.
SINGAPORE, April 24- Coffee exporters on Indonesia's main growing island of Sumatra are likely to delay shipment of up to 3,000 tonnes of beans in April after erratic weather cut into supply at the season's peak, dealers said on Wednesday.
*Coffee disease concerns offset by big Brazil crop. *Cocoa prices hit highest levels since December 2012. LONDON, April 23- Arabica coffee futures on ICE fell to levels near a 35- month low on Tuesday as ample supplies from Brazil outweighed concerns over reduced output from Central America.
*Coffee disease concerns offset by big Brazil crop. LONDON, April 23- Arabica coffee futures on ICE eased on Tuesday as ample supplies from Brazil outweighed concerns over reduced output from Central America. "The concerns are being offset by the crop in Brazil, which looks very good, and we are seeing a recovery in Colombian production," a London- based broker said.
LONDON, April 19- Cocoa futures edged higher on Friday, after earlier rising to a four-month high, after better-than-expected first-quarter North American grindings. Raw sugar edged higher but gains were limited as dry weather forecasts were expected to help Brazil's harvest, while arabica coffee futures on ICE were firm.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 15- ICE arabica coffee futures touched an almost three-year low on Monday amid a broader sell-off in commodities amid mounting concern about the pace of the global economic recovery and weaker-than expected economic data from China.
*Sugar futures prices ease on bigger-than-expected supplies. LONDON, April 15- Sugar and cocoa futures eased on Monday, and arabica coffee slipped to a multi-year low, pressured by a fall in commodity markets after weak data from China, as well as expectations of ample supplies from new harvests.
LONDON, April 15- Soft commodity futures dipped on Monday, pressured lower by a fall in commodity markets after weak data from China, as well as expectations of ample supplies from new sugar, coffee and cocoa harvests.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 12- Raw sugar futures on ICE climbed on Friday, heading for their largest weekly gain in a month, underpinned by a slow start to Brazil's harvest caused by rain and heavy trading of the May/July spread. Cocoa hit multi-month highs on short-covering, while arabica coffee fell amid mixed trading.
April 12- Starbucks Corp on Friday said it would cut grocery list prices on its namesake and Seattle's Best packaged coffee by 10 percent or more on May 10, as coffee costs fall and it fights for more sales through supermarkets and other retailers.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 11- Raw sugar futures fell in heavy and range-bound trading on Thursday as the market consolidated after recent gains and as a heavy supply outlook kept prices under pressure, while ICE coffee and cocoa both gained.
LONDON, April 10- Raw sugar and arabica coffee futures on ICE edged higher on light technical buying on Wednesday and were above multi-year lows, with the upside limited by the expectation of abundant crops from Brazil. Cocoa futures prices dipped, weighed down by ample West African April-to-September mid-crops and expectations of producer selling.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 10- Raw sugar and arabica coffee futures on ICE rose in heavy volume on Wednesday, as investors continued to roll out of May contracts into July, with both markets holding just above the lowest levels in nearly three years.
LONDON, April 9- Raw sugar and arabica coffee futures on ICE were little changed on Tuesday, hovering above multi-year lows, weighed down by expectations of bumper crops from Brazil, the top producer of both commodities. "Everyone thinks prices should come lower as the Brazil crop comes in," said a London- based broker.
*Sugar aided by potential for rising inflation in Far East. Cocoa prices were lower, weakened partly by origin selling while arabica coffee futures also fell. May raw sugar futures rose 0.13 cent or 0.7 percent to 17.63 cents a lb by 1403 GMT.
*Plentiful coffee from previous Brazil crop-Licht. NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 3- Raw sugar futures were little changed on Wednesday, hovering near the previous session's 2-1/ 2 year low as expectations of ample global supplies weighed, and cocoa futures on ICE sank on pressure from forward West Africa sales and technical selling.
*Investors cautious after bearish U.S., Europe and China data. *Silver tumbles to near 8- month low. Silver, coffee, gasoline, nickel and gold all lost about 2 percent or more their value.
NEW YORK, April 1- ICE arabica futures gained on Monday in heavy volumes as prices bounced between firm levels of technical resistance and support and continued to feel pressure from speculators' large bearish positions and expectations of ample global supplies.
NEW YORK, April 1- ICE arabica futures gained on Monday in heavy volumes as prices bounced between firm levels of technical resistance and support, and continued to feel pressure from speculators' large bearish position and expecations of ample global supplies.
LONDON, March 28- Raw sugar and arabica coffee futures on ICE were little changed on Thursday, under pressure from huge supply from top producer Brazil, while higher cocoa prices were expected to trigger producer selling. "The bears would want to try to crack below the 2-1/ 2- year low," said Pierre Sebag of consultancy Sugar K Ltd..