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  • 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...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 13- Biosev SA, the Brazilian sugar and ethanol unit of French commodities trader Louis Dreyfus Corp, posted a quarterly loss as revenue fell due to stock building efforts. Although adjusted net debt rose 11 percent to 4.10 billion reais on Sept. 30 from the end of the first quarter on June 30, Biosev reduced short-term debt by 11 percent as it shifted to...

  • 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.

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 3- India is likely to export up to 1.5 million tonnes of sugar in the year that began in October if the government extends incentives for exports of the raw variety, the country head of Sucden, one of the world's top sugar traders, said. India, the world's biggest sugar producer after Brazil, exported 2.1 million tonnes, mostly raws, in the year to September...

  • BEIJING, Oct 31- China's government is likely to cut the price sugar mills must pay for cane in 2014/ 15 by at least 10 percent, analysts said, potentially prompting some growers to switch to other crops. Sugar mills in the southern Guangxi region, accounting for around two-thirds of Chinese cane output, want prices slashed as low as 350 yuan per tonne from 440 yuan in...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 28- Mexico expects to export 1.5 million tonnes of sugar to the United States in the current season following a trade deal struck this week, the country's sugar chamber said on Tuesday, in what would mark a sharp drop from the previous season. Francisco De Rosenzweig, Mexico's deputy foreign trade minister, said the deal provides Mexico with more...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 28- Mexico expects to export 1.5 million tonnes of sugar to the United States during the current season following a trade deal struck on Monday, which would mark a sharp drop compared to last season, the country's sugar chamber said on Tuesday. Juan Cortina, president of Mexico's sugar chamber, added that the deal does not involve a fixed export...

  • MEXICAN SUGAR CHAMBER SAYS EXPECTS TO EXPORT 1.5 MLN TONNES OF SUGAR NEXT YEAR TO UNITED STATES.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 28- Tokyo rubber futures, which set the tone for tyre-grade prices, are likely to trade in a tight 10- yen range this week due to steps taken by rubber-producing countries to support farmers, dealers and analysts said. The new benchmark Tokyo Commodity Exchange rubber contract for April delivery was trading at 198.2 yen per kg by 0911 GMT.