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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 30- Arabica coffee futures on ICE rallied on Thursday on short-covering and a lack of producer selling, as raw sugar futures fell, giving up much of the previous day's advance as buying dried up at key chart resistance and cocoa futures edged higher. "There's not much selling from origin and the speculators are beginning to cover," said Rodrigo...

  • *Coffee trade focused on big front-month robusta premium. September robusta was up $10, 0.6 percent, at $1,648 a tonne at 1059 GMT, near Tuesday's two-month low of $1,624. September arabica was up 1.5 cents, or 1.2 percent, at $1.2365 per lb.

  • *Coffee trade focused on big front-month robusta premium. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 29- Sugar futures on ICE rallied nearly 4 percent on Wednesday, buoyed by the stronger currency in top grower Brazil and the rising premium of whites over raws, indicating physical demand. Coffee and cocoa futures were also firm as the 19- commodity Thomson Reuters CoreCommodity...

  • El Nino may hasten rebound in sugar prices Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    *Sugar market to have first deficit in 6 years-Reuters poll. Drought has already begun to threaten production in number two exporter Thailand and top consumer India as weather bureaux confirm the return of the phenomenon which can lead to scorching weather across Asia and heavy rains and floods in South America. "The current drought is more severe than last...

  • LONDON, July 29- Sugar and arabica coffee futures rose on Wednesday, in a re-adjustment after a recovery in the Brazilian currency, while cocoa held steady in light volumes. October raw sugar was up 0.12 cent, or 1.1 percent, at 11.29 cents a lb by 1158 GMT, but remained in sight of 11.16 cents a lb, Tuesday's five-week low. "The real recovered last night and some of that was...

  • *Lower coffee, sugar futures linked to weak Brazil currency. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 28- Arabica coffee futures on ICE flirted with a 1-1/ 2- year low in choppy dealings on Tuesday, buoyed earlier by short-covering but pressured by the tumbling currency in top grower Brazil, while robustas tapped a two-month low. Arabica prices bounced as the market lacked enough...

  • *Sugar futures seen linked to weak Brazil currency. Cocoa futures were little changed in thin volume. October raw sugar was up 0.03 cents, or 0.3 percent, at 11.27 cents a lb at 1147 GMT, having hit a one-month low of 11.20 cents on Friday.

  • The United States, New Zealand and Australia are pushing hard for Canada to open up its protected dairy market and allow more imports, complaining that the country has not given its trade partners a sign it is ready to talk and even mulling a TPP without Canada. Sugar refiner Imperial Sugar Co, part of Louis Dreyfus Commodities, says Australia should be allowed to...

  • *Cocoa futures make biggest weekly drop since January. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 24- Cocoa futures on ICE fell on Friday, on pressure from heavy speculative selling and a commodity-wide selling spree, while raw sugar turned sharply lower, falling to a one-month low on pressure from the currency in top grower Brazil. Cocoa futures fell in heavy volume and took their...

  • LONDON, July 24- Arabica coffee futures on ICE dropped for the eighth straight session on Friday, hitting a 1-1/ 2 year low on pressure from a stronger dollar, while cocoa held steady after Asia grind data met expectations. Sugar futures edged up after Brazilian cane industry data on Thursday showed a drop in the cane crush in the first half of July.

  • Cuba sees first-half GDP growth of 4 percent Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 8:32 AM ET

    HAVANA, June 22- The Cuban economy will grow 4 percent in the first half of 2015, in line with official forecasts on the strength of increases in sugar production, manufacturing, construction and trade, Economy Minister Marino Murrillo said. Gross domestic product growth was up from 1.3 percent, the latest official estimate for all of 2014. In December, Cuba...

  • SOFTS-Raw sugar rebounds from 6-1/2-year low, cocoa eases Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 1:54 PM ET

    *Cocoa prices fall from September 2014 highs. Raw sugar prices initially extended last week's losses on large stocks, favorable cane harvest weather in Brazil, higher-than-expected output in India and Thailand, and fund selling. "Weather in center-south Brazil has been good for harvesting recently," said Nick Penney, a senior trader with Sucden Financial Sugar.

  • Sugar far from sweet spot for investors Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 7:20 AM ET
    A worker gathers cut sugar cane for the Emiliano Zapata sugar mill in Zacatepec, Mexico.

    Cane sugar prices are being beaten down – helping to keep processed food prices low around the world.

  • NEW YORK, June 10- Global agricultural merchant Ecom Agroindustrial Corp and its smaller U.S. rival V&A Commodity Traders Inc have joined forces to create a medium-sized sugar merchant, the latest deal to transform the struggling sweetener market. V&A Trading, which is owned by Seacor Holdings, said on Wednesday the companies have agreed to merge their sugar...

  • NEW YORK, June 10- Global agricultural merchant Ecom Agroindustrial Corp will combine its sugar trading business with its smaller U.S. rival, V&A Commodity Traders Inc, to create a medium-sized merchant, the latest deal to transform the struggling sweetener market. In a statement on Wednesday, V&A Trading, which is owned by Seacor Holdings, said the companies...

  • Cuba produces best sugar harvest in 11 years Friday, 29 May 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    HAVANA, May 29- Cuba's sugar harvest grew 18 percent this year to 1.9 million tonnes, the most for the beleaguered industry in 11 years and the best performance since the state sugar company Azcuba was founded in 2011, official media said on Friday. The Communist Party daily Granma said the harvest, which began in November, had ended. The Cuban sugar ministry was...

  • JOHANNESBURG, May 25- Illovo Sugar Ltd and Tongaat Hullett, Africa's two biggest producers of the sweetener, reported weaker full-year profits on Monday, blaming softer global prices and lower output, sending their shares sliding. Lower export prices to key regions such as the European Union were worsened by the weakening of the euro and the Brazilian real as...

  • ROME, May 7- Global food prices fell in April to their lowest since June 2010, as dairy led most commodities down, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization's price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy, meat and sugar, averaged 171 points in April, 1.2 percent below its reading in...

  • ROME, May 7- Global food prices fell in April to their lowest since June 2010 with prices sliding for most commodities, led by dairy prices, the United Nations food agency said on Wednesday. Food and Agriculture's price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy, meat and sugar, averaged 171 points in April, 1.2 percent below its...

  • *India to see sixth straight year of sugar surplus in 2015/ 16. AHMEDNAGAR, India, May 5- It is a Catch-22 for Nandkumar Patil, one of the millions of sugar cane farmers in India. With farmers like Patil staying put on cane fields, India is seen producing excess sugar in 2015/ 16. A sixth annual surplus, the longest such stretch ever, will allow the world's No.2 sugar...