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.» Read More
*Strong Ivory Coast port arrivals threaten cocoa bull run. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 18- ICE raw sugar futures and Liffe whites quietly extended losses to 3-1/ 2 year lows on Wednesday, falling deeper into oversold territory as funds continued to sell a market weighed down by surplus supplies.
ICE March raw sugar futures dipped to 15.86 cents a lb, the weakest level for the front month since July 2010, before recovering to an unchanged 15.96 cents by 1224 GMT. That is, comfortable global supplies and anaemic demand provide no fundamental reason to lift bids, "analyst Luke Mathews of Commonwealth Bank of Australia said.
Sugar prices have declined nearly 20 percent over the past two months as top grower Brazil comes to the close of a bumper crop and large harvests got under way in India and Thailand, contributing to a heavy global supply outlook.
LONDON, Dec 12- Iran has bought up to 100,000 tonnes of Indian raw sugar in rare deals as a wider number of foreign suppliers aim to sell Tehran agricultural commodities after last month's nuclear deal.
Analysts expect India to be a net exporter of sugar in 2013/ 14, selling at least 1.5 million tonnes and possibly more than 2.0 million depending on price movements in coming months. ICE raw sugar futures slipped to three-month lows this week after news that the cane crush in India had begun, signalling more exports.
The United Nations food agency said rising sugar prices due to harvest concerns in Brazil drove global food prices slightly higher in October.
*Stand-off between cane farmers, mills in India. Mills in major producers Brazil, India and China have struggled with tumbling margins and years of falling prices, and a coming wave of closures appears to be a near-certainty.
NEW YORK, Oct 31- At least three U.S. sugar refiners, including household names Domino Sugar and Imperial Sugar, are trying to raise this season's prices by as much as a third in a bid to capture a sudden recovery in global prices from three-year lows as supplies dwindle.
NEW YORK, Oct 29- Raw sugar fell the most in a month on Tuesday on fears of a selloff following speculator hoarding of the commodity, while natural gas tumbled for a second straight session on mild weather forecasts in key U.S. regions.
SAO PAULO, Oct 21- A fire on Friday at Copersucar's sugar terminal, the largest in Brazil, means the company is likely to need to find space elsewhere from which to export the sweetener next cane season while it rebuilds the warehouses. Copersucar lost 180,000 tonnes of sugar, or 10 percent of Brazil's monthly exports to the fire.
LONDON, Oct 21- Images of warehouses full of Brazilian sugar going up in smoke have drawn attention to a price hike in a commodity already finding new favour with investors as years of oversupply look like coming to an end.
*Biggest loss to sugar market: Brazil export capacity. SAO PAULO, Oct 18- A fire ravaged Copersucar's sugar terminal in Brazil on Friday, paralyzing operations of the world's biggest sugar trader and putting 10 million tonnes of export capacity offline for six months or more.
SAO PAULO, Oct 18- Fire on Friday destroyed most of the infrastructure at Copersucar's sugar terminal in Brazil, one of the biggest in the world, likely putting 10 million tonnes of export capacity offline for up to six months until repairs are made.
*Cocoa slips as investors take profit after inline N.A grind data. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 18- Raw sugar futures spiked to a one-year-high on Friday after a fire engulfed four warehouses in Brazil's Santos port, jeopardizing a fifth of monthly exports from the top producer's main terminal.
LONDON, Oct 18- A fire at Santos Port warehouses controlled by Brazil's largest sugar trader Copersucar rallied raw sugar futures by around 5 percent to a near 1- year high on Friday,.
*Sugar may extend technical rally to 20- 20.50 cents per lb. Oct 11- Metal prices will be stuck in a rut into next year due to festering uncertainty over the timing and scale of tapering in the United States, with soft commodities such as coffee offering a better chance of returns, said Jefferies Bache's president.
NEW YORK, Oct 8- Crude oil, copper and soft commodities cocoa and sugar rose on Tuesday, while grains and gold eased as investors remained cautious about the partial U.S. government shutdown and the threat of default. U.S. crude oil futures settled at $103.49 per barrel, up 46 cents, or 0.45 percent.
NEW YORK, Oct 1- Gold, copper, crude oil and a number of other commodities fell sharply on Tuesday after the U.S. government's partial shutdown caused investors to sell and discouraged others from buying. Gold sank 3 percent as some investors became frustrated at the market's inability to rally after the U.S. government shutdown.
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