*Brazil sugar harvest off to good start. LONDON, May 20- Raw sugar futures on ICE fell to a near-three-year low on Monday, as strong cane crushing in top producer Brazil kept the market under pressure. "Everybody is waiting for Brazil to be in full swing, as they think the price will be lower once Brazil's crop is coming in, in large quantities," said a London- based broker.» Read More
NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 1- ICE raw sugar futures fell 2 percent on Friday for their biggest daily drop in two weeks, close to a 2-1/ 2- year low, and ICE cocoa fell the most in a month, as renewed worry about the global economy sank markets already pressured by ample supplies.
*Dry weather eyed in top robusta grower Vietnam. Raw sugar's front-month contract dipped to 17.61 cents a lb on Thursday, the lowest level for the front-month contract since August 2010, as ample supply weighed in the lead up to another bumper crop from Brazil.
LONDON, Feb 28- ICE raw sugar futures dipped to a 2-1/ 2 year low on Thursday before recouping losses in choppy trading with the market's focus on the expiry of the March contract later in the day.
*Technical resistance seen at $1.4460 on May arabica. Brazil exported 1.73 million tonnes of raw sugar and 567,100 tonnes of white sugar in January. The most active May raw sugar futures was up 0.12 cent, or 0.7 percent at 18.20 cents per lb at 1240 GMT.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 28- ICE raw sugar March futures dipped to a 2-1/ 2 year low on Thursday but then surged 3 percent on a flurry of investor short-covering after the market flew above recent session highs, causing its discount to May to narrow sharply just ahead of its expiry.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 27- ICE raw sugar futures turned positive after tapping a 2-1/ 2- year low on Wednesday, finding support from a firm commodity complex as the U.S. dollar fell, while cocoa traded little changed as rains improved the crop outlook in West Africa.
LONDON, Feb 27- ICE raw sugar futures hovered around a 2-1/ 2 year low on Wednesday, while cocoa eased as rains improved the outlook for crops in West Africa.
LONDON, Feb 26- ICE raw sugar futures fell to a 2-1/ 2 year low on Tuesday with weakness in commodity and many other financial markets following Italy's inconclusive election result giving added impetus to a decline mainly driven by excess supplies.
By Chris Prentice and Nigel Hunt. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 25- ICE raw sugar futures fell on Monday after a global supply glut and weaker financial markets checked an early rally, while arabica coffee likewise retreated after touching a two-week high.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 25- ICE raw sugar futures fell on Monday, after earlier trading higher, as a global supply glut pressured upward momentum, while arabica coffee fell after touching a two-week high, and cocoa futures rose. March raw sugar futures on ICE Futures U.S. were down 0.18 cent, or 1 percent, to 18.06 cents per lb at 12:41 EST.
*Vietnam domestic coffee prices climb to 4-1/ 2 month high. LONDON, Feb 25- ICE raw sugar futures were slightly higher on Monday as the market extended a rebound from a multi-year low set earlier this month, aided partly by a weaker dollar but the wiping out of the front month's premium reinforced concerns about excess supplies.
Speculators raised their net short positions in sugar and coffee contracts on ICE Futures U.S. to record highs in the week to Feb. 19, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data showed on Friday. March raw sugar futures on ICE stood 0.18 cent or 1.0 percent higher at 18.42 cents per lb at 1246 GMT.
*Copper at 2- month lows on fresh worries over Europe banks. NEW YORK, Feb 22- Oil prices rose on Friday after a strong reading for German business morale and coffee and sugar rallied too, helping a broad commodities index end up the first time in nine sessions.
LONDON, Feb 21- ICE sugar and coffee fell on Thursday, weighed by heavy supplies and a stronger dollar on worries that the U.S. economic stimulus may soon dry up, while cocoa edged higher in a technical correction to earlier losses.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 21- Raw sugar futures on ICE fell 1.5 percent in heavy dealings on Thursday, as a stronger dollar and swelling global supplies had investors selling futures, while cocoa bucked the downtrend in commodities and bounced up off an eight-month low.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 20- ICE coffee and raw sugar futures rebounded on Wednesday from lows hit in the past week, as short-covering lifted prices and outweighed expectations that hefty supplies from top producer Brazil will outstrip demand.
*Sugar prices under pressure from big Brazil, Thai crops. March raw sugar futures on ICE traded down 0.06 cent or 0.33 percent at 18.16 cents per lb at 1235 GMT, after hitting 17.87 cents a lb on Thursday, its lowest level since August 2010.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 19- Liffe cocoa futures hit a 10- month low on Tuesday, under pressure from good supply prospects for West Africa's mid crops, and raw sugar inched up on short-covering and signs of increased demand.
LONDON, Feb 19- Liffe cocoa futures hit a 10- month low on Tuesday, under pressure from good supply prospects for West Africa's mid crops, while arabica coffee slipped and raw sugar rose, although both were near more than two-year lows.
*West Africa cocoa mid-crops could be record size. LONDON, Feb 18- Liffe cocoa futures eased to a ten-month low on Monday as good supply prospects, combined with pent-up origin forward sales, kept the market on the defensive.