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  • BEIJING, Sept 12- China could be preparing to auction sugar from its huge state stockpiles for the first time in five years following sales of millions of tonnes of corn and cotton over the summer, analysts and traders said. Han Xu, an analyst at Cofco Futures who had heard speculation about an auction, said it was "possible" China would sell some of its aging stock and...

  • BEIJING, Aug 22- China, the world's top sugar buyer, imported 420,000 tonnes of sugar in July, down 13.6 percent from a year earlier, customs data showed on Monday. China's sugar imports have slowed this year after last year's record buying spree as higher global prices reduced the buying appetite of Chinese refineries. Talk of a possible release of sugar by China's...

  • BEIJING, Aug 22- China imported 420,000 tonnes of sugar in July, down 13.6 percent from a year earlier, customs data showed on Monday.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 16- Brazil's sugar and ethanol maker Biosev, the world's second-largest cane processor, plans to increase sugar production next season at the expense of ethanol output, the company's Chief Executive Rui Chammas said on Tuesday. Biosev, controlled by French commodities trader Louis Dreyfus, will increase sugar production capacity by 88,000...

  • NEW YORK/ SAO PAULO, Aug 4- U.S. ethanol plants and traders are rushing to sell biofuel to Brazil as tightening supplies and logistics in the South American market give the world's top producer a rare opportunity to ship south during the peak sugar cane harvest, sources said. But they are finding unexpected demand in rival Brazil, where production is falling short...

  • LONDON, July 14- Czarnikow forecasts a global sugar deficit of 9.8 million tonnes in the 2016/ 17 season, slightly below a shortfall of 12.5 million in 2015/ 16, it said on Thursday. The London- based commodities house said in a report that the combined deficit over the two seasons would draw down almost all the stockpiling that took place in the previous four seasons.

  • ROME, July 7- World food prices posted their biggest monthly rise for four years in June, buoyed by a surge in sugar and increases for most other edible commodities, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. Vegetable oil prices defied the upward trend to slip 0.8 percent, led by palm oil, which saw subdued global import demand and a seasonal recovery in...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 30- Commodities surged 13 percent this quarter in their biggest rally in over five years as investors who had shunned the asset class piled into safe-haven gold and bet on tighter supplies of oil and sugar. Bullion was one of a handful of assets across the financial markets to benefit from Britain's shock decision last week to exit the...

  • LONDON, June 30- Commodity prices surged this quarter by the most in over five years, driven by rallies in oil, sugar and gold, as supplies become tighter in many sectors and investors warm to an asset class shunned for years. The strong gains have occurred despite the uncertainty surrounding last week's vote by the UK to exit the European Union.

  • 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...

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  • 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...