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  • MOSCOW, June 28- Russia's sugar production will increase to 5.6 million tonnes in 2016, from 5.2 million tonnes last year, thanks to a larger sowing area and favourable weather, Evgeny Ivanov, a sugar analyst at IKAR, forecast on Tuesday. IKAR, a leading agriculture consultancy in Moscow, sees Russia's domestic consumption of sugar rising this year by 50,000...

  • SAO PAULO, June 27- Brazil's center-south cane crop should reach a record 640 million tonnes in 2017/ 18, compared to an estimate for the current crop of 628 million tonnes, as mills slightly expand planting and crop care, consultancy Agroconsult said on Monday. "Mills are making more money this year. Many of them will have the resources to better prepare the next...

  • LONDON, June 21- Arabica coffee and raw sugar futures on ICE fell back on Tuesday from a rally to multi-month highs, while London cocoa eased in reaction to a stronger sterling currency. September arabica futures were down 2.15 cent, or 1.5 percent, at $1.3915 per lb at 1210 GMT, and were within sight of a 13- month high of $1.4685 touched on June 9.

  • SAO PAULO, June 21- Brazil's worst credit crunch in two decades is forcing the nation's debt-laden grain producers, sugar mills and coffee farmers to curb investment, making one of the world's top farm exporters miss out on a recovery in global commodity prices. "We've not seen credit contract like this in recent history," said Alexandre Figliolino, who advises...

  • SAO PAULO, June 21- Brazil's worst credit crunch in two decades is forcing the nation's debt-laden grain producers, sugar mills and coffee farmers to curb investment, making one of the world's top farm exporters miss out on a recovery in global commodity prices. "We've not seen credit contract like this in recent history," said Alexandre Figliolino, who advises...

  • BEIJING, June 21- China, the world's largest sugar buyer, imported 140,000 tonnes of sugar in May, down 74.1 percent from a year ago, according to official customs data released on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 20- London cocoa futures fell on Monday, despite tightening supplies linked to declining production in top grower Ivory Coast as sterling surged against the dollar, while the firm British currency lifted bean prices in New York. London September cocoa settled down 21 pounds, or 0.9 percent, at 2,247 pounds per tonne, as the British sterling...

  • Mars needs more Skittles

    Mars is expanding its factory in Illinois to create more Skittles. Wrigley Americas President Casey Keller, discusses the popularity of the sweet candy.

  • LONDON, June 10- Importers in Iran have bought at least 250,000 tonnes of Brazilian raw sugar in the first purchases since international sanctions were lifted on Tehran in January, trade sources said on Friday. "Buyers in Iran have clubbed together to make up cargoes given tight financing," one source said. International measures against Iran- including banking...

  • LONDON, June 10- Importers in Iran have bought at least 250,000 tonnes of Brazilian raw sugar in the first purchases since international sanctions were lifted on Tehran earlier this year, trade sources said on Friday. International measures against Iran- including banking restrictions- were lifted in January as part of a deal with world powers under which...

  • HAVANA, June 9- The Cuban sugar industry has shut its last mill and tallied lower output at 1.6 million tonnes of raw sugar, sources close to the industry said this week, compared with 1.9 million tonnes in the previous harvest. AZCUBA, the state-run sugar monopoly, has remained mum on the harvest since April when it reported output was well behind schedule due...

  • Investing in the sugar industry

    Stephen Macklow-Smith, head of Europe equities strategy at JPMorgan, and Steen Jakobsen, Saxo Bank chief economist, discuss Tate & Lyle and sugar.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 5- Raw sugar futures on ICE sank on Thursday in a sharp turnaround that yanked prices down more than 1 cent below a 1-1/ 2- year high as heavy speculative selling triggered automatic sell orders, traders said. ICE July raw sugar settled down 0.81 cent, or 4.9 percent, at 15.84 cents per lb. Earlier, prices climbed to 16.87 cents, the highest for the spot...

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, May 2- India will soon scrap an order that requires sugar mills to export excess supply, two government officials said on Monday, after back-to-back droughts look set to turn the country into a net importer by October. Late last year the government asked mills to export as much as 3.2 million tonnes to deal with what was then a glut that dragged...

  • *Unica Brazil cane crush data due this week. NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 25- Raw sugar on ICE rallied 3 percent on Monday, nearing the prior session's three-week high, as prolonged dryness in top grower Brazil raised concern despite expectations the country's cane industry data will show a brisk crush. July raw sugar settled up 0.42 cent, or 2.7 percent, at 15.89 cents per...

  • *Unica Brazil cane crush data for H1 April due this week. LONDON, April 25- Raw sugar on ICE rose on Monday, holding near to a three-week high, with traders focused on Brazilian cane industry data later in the week, which is expected to show a brisk crush in favorable weather. Cocoa futures were underpinned by expectations of lower output in West Africa, while robusta...

  • LONDON, April 25- Raw sugar on ICE hovered on Monday below three-week highs, with traders focused on Brazilian cane industry data later in the week expected to show a brisk crush in the centre-south in favourable weather. Cocoa futures were underpinned by expectations of lower output in West Africa, while robusta coffee steadied, with attention centred on lower...

  • BEIJING, April 21- China imported 210,000 tonnes of sugar in March, down 57.3 percent from the year-ago period, official customs data showed on Thursday.

  • LONDON, April 19- Physical buying of sugar has picked up since the futures market hit a six-week low of 14 cents a lb last week, with a strong whites premium spurring refinery demand. Traders referred to talk of increased enquiries from China, Indonesia and Bangladesh. He cited fresh purchases of Brazilian sugar with destinations including China, Indonesia,...

  • Coffee market is short-sighted: Commerzbank MD

    Eugen Weinberg, MD and head of commodity research at Commerzbank, explains how the Brazilian real is affecting coffee and sugar prices.