*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
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 19- Cocoa futures edged up to four-month highs on Friday, buoyed by better-than-expected first-quarter North American grind data indicating growing demand, while raw sugar climbed, giving back the previous session's losses.
*Brazil cane crush gathers pace after recent delays. LONDON, April 18- Raw sugar futures on ICE were weaker on Thursday as the market fell towards a more than 2-1/ 2 year low set earlier this month with concern about excess supplies heightened by a pick-up in the pace of cane crushing in top producer Brazil.
*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.
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.
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.
*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.
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.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 28- Raw sugar futures on ICE flirted with a 2-1/ 2- year low on Thursday as the market closed the first quarter down about 9 percent, marking its fourth straight weak quarter as ample Brazilian supplies kept pressure on prices.
MUMBAI, March 28- India is likely to import 1.4 million tonnes of sugar in the year to September 30, as a sharp drop in overseas prices spurs local mills to import the sweetener despite a surplus at home, an official of commodities trader ED&F Man said on Thursday.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 27- Raw sugar futures on ICE edged up on Wednesday, as the prices found support just above last month's 2-1/ 2 year low, and white sugar on Liffe turned down, headed for a fifth straight daily loss. May raw sugar futures on ICE Futures U.S. rose 0.07 cent, or 0.45 percent, to 17.85 cents a lb by 12:32 p.m. EDT.
*Colombian coffee production seen higher- Coffee Federation. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 25- Raw sugar futures on ICE fell to a three-week low on Monday as a strong dollar, expectations of a global surplus and technical pressure weighed on the market, though physical buying on price dips limited losses for much of the session.
*Brazil coffee weather seen favourable. LONDON, March 25- Arabica coffee futures on ICE were steady on Monday, after losing some ground as the euro weakened against the dollar following Cyprus's deal to avert bankruptcy. "At this point in time, the rains in Brazil are good in fostering growth in beans," said Stefan Uhlenbrock, soft commodities analyst with F.O. Licht.
*USDA faces large cost for sugar subsidies. *USDA likely to sell surplus sugar to make ethanol. If markets remain weak, sugar processors could forfeit to USDA tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of tons of sugar used as collateral on USDA price-guarantee loans.
*Cocoa mid-crop output from West Africa eyed- dealers. Cocoa futures also fell, also pressured by macroeconomic worries. "The Cyprus situation is pushing money into the dollar and cooling appetite for risk right now," said Sterling Smith, futures specialist with Citigroup in Chicago.
By Chris Prentice and Sarah McFarlane. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 14- ICE cocoa futures fell on Thursday in heavy trading, as speculators and commercial dealers sought to sell the most-active contract ahead of penalty changes on ICE Futures U.S., a day after a short-covering rally ran into technical resistance.