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...» Read More
*Sugar traders shrug off Brazil harvest slowdown. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 14- ICE raw sugar futures dropped to a six-month low on Thursday as global oversupply and heavy stocks offset a slowdown in the pace of harvesting in top producer Brazil. "Supplies are good, and physical demand is very slack," said Sterling Smith, a futures specialist with Citigroup in Chicago.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 13- ICE raw sugar futures fell to a six-month low on Wednesday as investors stayed focused on strong Brazilian yields, while Liffe cocoa rose to a three-year high on support from the sharply lower British pound.
*Cocoa remains near Monday's three-year high. Cocoa on ICE Futures U.S. and Liffe were steady as the markets consolidated after touching a three-year high in the prior session. The rally was a knee-jerk reaction to a fire at a Rumo sugar warehouse operated by producer Cosan SA at top grower Brazil's Santos port.
SANTOS, Brazil, Aug 4- Firefighters at the Port of Santos contained a blaze at Cosan SA's sugar terminal early on Monday, but the damage threatened to disrupt exports of the commodity from Brazil, the world's largest producer. There was no sign that the fire had spread beyond the warehouses controlled by Rumo Logística, Cosan's transportation at the port.
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