NEW YORK, July 10- Domino Foods Inc, one of the biggest sugar refiners in the United States, cut refined sugar prices by 5 percent on Thursday, according to a letter seen by Reuters, following a drop in domestic raw prices as concerns about supplies subside.» Read More
*Sugar back on defensive after Brazil- driven rally. LONDON, March 17- Arabica coffee futures on ICE were sharply lower on Monday as the market extended its retreat from last week's two-year high as the focus remained on the extent of damage to Brazil's crop prospects from dry weather earlier this year.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 14- ICE raw sugar futures fell more than 4 percent to a two-week low on Friday as traders liquidated long positions on signs that a recent rally triggered by weather worries in top grower Brazil may have been overdone.
*Small delivery seen against London cocoa expiry. Cocoa edged up as traders focused on expiry of the London March contract. "The lower price has forced more people to fix contracts", before prices fall further, one London- based coffee futures broker said.
LONDON, March 13- Arabica coffee futures rose and traded near a two-year high, underpinned by concerns over drought in Brazil, while cocoa edged up on expectations of a global deficit and firm demand.
*Analysts see damage to Brazil coffee due to drought. LONDON, March 11- Arabica coffee futures rose over 2 percent on Tuesday to hit a two-year high and sugar hovered near a four-month peak on concerns over a drought in top grower Brazil.
LONDON, March 10- Coffee prices rose on Monday towards last week's two-year high as dry weather in Brazil raised the prospect of a global deficit in 2014/ 15 and potentially the following season as well.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 6- Arabica coffee futures on ICE remained volatile on Thursday, dropping from the previous session's steep two-year high on profit-taking as parts of top grower Brazil received much-needed rain, though forecasts for dry weather limited losses.
*Cocoa moves sideways, underpinned by firm demand. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 5- Arabica coffee futures surged on heavy investor buying on Wednesday, nearing a two-year high as concern about crop damage from a drought in top grower Brazil continued to fuel the volatile market, while raw sugar jumped to a four-month high. Cocoa on ICE Futures U.S. and Liffe were firm.
*Rains in Brazil ease worries over coffee, sugar crops. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 28- ICE raw sugar futures sank on Friday in spread-related gyrations as the March contract expired at the end of the session, while arabica coffee neared a 17- month peak and marked its biggest monthly gain in nearly two decades.
Luke Chandler, Global Head of Agricultural Commodity Markets Research at Rabobank, explains why he thinks the potential upside in coffee and sugar prices are now largely priced in.
As one of the world's largest makers of consumer food products, the Minneapolis- based company has hefty buying power in the marketplace for corn, soy, sugar, oats, and other commodities needed for its packaged food products.
NEW YORK, Feb 12- The softs complex dominated gains in commodities markets on Wednesday as cocoa hit 2-1/ 2- year highs while raw sugar and arabica coffee rallied on factors ranging from bullish crop weather to an India government subsidy and investor speculation.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 12- Cocoa futures in New York and London hit 2-1/ 2- year highs on Wednesday on worries that potential El Nino weather conditions could curb global cocoa output, while ICE raw sugar rallied the most in almost two weeks on short-covering. May cocoa on ICE gained $43, or 1.3 percent, to settle at $2,971 a tonne, after hitting a 2-1/ 2- year high of $2,974.
*India sets sugar support at 3,333 rupees/ tonne. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 12- Cocoa futures in New York and London hit 2-1/ 2- year highs on Wednesday on worries that potential El Nino weather conditions could curb global cocoa output, while raw sugar prices rallied the most in almost two weeks on short-covering.
NEW DELHI, Feb 12- India granted a subsidy for raw sugar output to tackle a chronic surplus of the refined product, in a move that is likely to boost exports of raws by the second-biggest producer after Brazil and put downward pressure on world prices. A rise in sugar refining capacity in Asia and Africa has now given an opportunity to export raws.
Kona Haque, head of agricultural research at Macquarie Group, expects sugar prices to fall further during the next six months. She says the market will bottom-out before the end of 2014.
Simona Gambarini, associate director of research at ETF Securities, discusses the price of sugar amid abundant supply.
The United Nations food agency said rising sugar prices due to harvest concerns in Brazil drove global food prices slightly higher in October.
Kayla, Carney and Tyler talk sugar, smart phones, and basketball players in North Korea.
The Agriculture Department says buying 400,000 tons of sugar from processors who have borrowed nearly $900 million is a possibility, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson; and Sallie James, Cato Institute, shares her opinions.