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  • ROME, April 2- Global food prices fell in March to their lowest in almost five years as supplies for most commodities, including cereals and meat, remained robust, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization's price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy, meat and sugar, averaged...

  • ROME, April 2- Global food prices fell in March as supplies for most commodities, including cereals and meat, remained robust, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization's price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy, meat and sugar, averaged 173.8 points in March, 2.6 points...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 26- Raw sugar futures tested the prior session's six-year low in thin trade on Thursday, under pressure from a strengthening dollar, abundant supplies and light physical demand, while arabica coffee extended gains. New York cocoa futures eased, pressured by the weak sterling, and bucking the session's higher trend in larger commodity...

  • Sugar prices headed lower: SocGen   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:35 PM ET
    Sugar prices headed lower: SocGen

    Chris Narayanan, Director & Head of Agricultural Commodities Research at Societe Generale, expects a lower cost of production for sugar in Brazil, which should increase supply and push down prices.

  • BEIJING, March 23- China imported nearly 124,000 tonnes of sugar in February, down around 24 percent from a year ago and about half the volume expected by industry, with analysts saying shipments were likely delayed as the Lunar New Year holiday fell in the middle of the month. Some shipments may also have been refused entry for "policy reasons," said one analyst,...

  • China sugar output seen dropping sharply in 2014/15 Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 1:24 AM ET

    BEIJING, March 12- Analysts predict Chinese sugar production could drop by almost a fifth in 2014/ 15, with recent output data from the country's top growing region plunging from the year before. Production in the province of Guangxi, accounting for about two thirds of the country's sugar output, had reached about 4.9 million tonnes by the end of February in the...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 20- Russia should consider cutting import taxes for raw sugar, vegetables and fruit and imposing export duties on rye, barley and maize, Russian news agencies quoted the head of the state Anti-Monopoly Service as saying on Friday. He said Russia should also impose a quota on imports "so as not to kill Russian producers". The sugar duty in Russia, Belarus and...

  • Cyclone slams into northeast Australia Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    Surfers head out Snapper Rocks as Cyclone Marcia approaches the coast of Queensland on February 19, 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia.

    A powerful cyclone hits northeast Australia, causing massive damage and causing flash flooding, while a second storm made landfall to the west.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- A deal to set limits on sugar imports to the United States from Mexico would squeeze U.S. sugar refiners, refiners said on Thursday, while sugar growers from both countries said the deal should stand. Louis Dreyfus Commodities' Imperial Sugar Co and AmCane Sugar LLC are challenging agreements hammered out to end a dispute over Mexican sugar...

  • U.S. sugar refiners challenge deal over Mexico imports Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19- A deal to set limits on sugar imports to the United States from Mexico would squeeze U.S. sugar refiners and puts the needs of growers and millers first, refiners said on Thursday. Louis Dreyfus Commodities' Imperial Sugar Co and AmCane Sugar LLC are challenging agreements hammered out to end a dispute over Mexican sugar exports, which set a...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 9- Arabica coffee futures on ICE rallied for the fifth straight day on Friday, marking their biggest weekly surge in 11 months on concerns about below-normal rains in top-grower Brazil's growing regions. Cocoa consolidated lower after the prior session's surge while raw sugar was quietly higher. Continued forecasts for below-normal...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 8- Louis Dreyfus Commodities' Imperial Sugar Co and AmCane Sugar LLC have challenged the U.S.- Mexico trade deal, warning that the pact potentially harms domestic sugar refiners and prolonging a long-running dispute between the two countries. In a filing on Thursday, Imperial asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to review suspension...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 7- Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has revised a tropical cyclone warning for the country's western region to Thursday from Wednesday and played down the likelihood the storm will develop at all. Each year, cyclones close shipping lanes and disrupt mining of hundreds of millions of tonnes of iron ore, coal, sugar and other commodities in Australia.

  • MEXICO CITY/ NEW YORK, Dec 19- Mexico and the United States have finalized a pact to end a months-long sugar dispute that threatened to escalate into a broader trade battle, a source close to the talks said on Friday. The two countries have settled on an agreement that will avoid hefty duties on imports of sugar from Mexico and is similar to a draft deal agreed in...

  • Sugar slide to sweeten Smucker, Hershey shares Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    When the price of sugar falls, things get sweeter for processed food manufacturers such as J.M. Smucker and Hershey, if history is a guide.

  • Cuban sugar mill opens to begin a challenging harvest Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    HAVANA, Nov 29- Cuba has begun what looks set to be another difficult harvest for the once-proud sugar industry as it struggles to improve on output similar to a century ago. Cuba produced 1.6 million tonnes of raw sugar during its last annual harvest from November 2013 to May 2014, short of the 1.8 million tonnes planned, as hot and rainy weather, organizational and...

  • Sugar rush and silver linings   Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    Sugar rush and silver linings

    Sugar prices are rising as production drops in Brazil, and silver drops to four-year lows. Jack Scoville, Price Futures Group, and George Gero, RBC Capital Markets, discuss. Silver has a very good chance of outperforming next year, says Gero.

  • Bullish on sugar in the long run: StanChart   Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 12:45 AM ET
    Bullish on sugar in the long run: StanChart

    Abah Ofon, Agricultural Commodities Research at Standard Chartered, explains why sugar prices could head higher in 2015.

  • Candy, soda prices could rise   Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Candy, soda prices could rise

    A report says the U.S. will add import duties on Mexican sugar. CNBC's Rick Santelli provides perspective.

  • Is stevia a safe substitute for sugar?   Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:49 PM ET
    Is stevia a good substitute of sugar?

    Robert Brooke, CEO, Stevia First, introduces the origins of stevia and describes why it is "a great alternative" to sugar.