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  • NEW YORK, Jan 7- If the U.S. government has its way, Americans would cut their consumption of sugar and corn syrup by more than 2 million tonnes a year, the latest blow for a sweetener industry facing an onslaught of criticism over negative health effects. The USDA estimates total national sweetener demand by food and beverage manufacturers at around 19 million...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 7- If the U.S. government has its way, Americans would cut their consumption of sugar and corn syrup by more than 2 million tonnes a year, the latest blow for a sweetener industry facing an onslaught of criticism over negative health effects. The USDA estimates total national sweetener demand by food and beverage manufacturers at around 19 million...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 31- Some of the smallest niche agricultural commodities were the biggest winners this year as weather and disease raised concerns about tightening supplies, spurring a buying spree as an exodus of institutional cash punished oil, metals and grains markets. Cocoa, cotton, sugar and frozen concentrated orange juice on ICE Futures U.S. were on track to...

  • Emerging countries in Asia rush to pop sugar high Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Emerging countries in Asia rush to pop sugar high

    Countries in Asia are imposing a tax on sugary drinks to curb consumption.

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Louis Dreyfus Commodities said on Wednesday it has appointed Anthony Tancredi, its former cotton chief and 30- year company veteran, to run its global sugar business, the latest management shake-up at one of the world's biggest agricultural merchants. He will oversee 16 operations from Singapore to Brazil to Switzerland that handle raw and...

  • Louis Dreyfus appoints Anthony Tancredi head of sugar Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 12:06 PM ET

    LONDON, Dec 16- Louis Dreyfus Commodities has appointed Anthony Tancredi as head of sugar with immediate effect, the company said on Wednesday. Tancredi previously headed the firm's global cotton unit but stepped down from that position in November, when the company said he would move to another unit of the trade house. He will replace Jacques Gillaux.

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 10- Brazil sugar and ethanol producer Tonon Bioenergia SA, which operates three mills with a total capacity to process 8.2 million tonnes of cane per year, has sought court protection against creditors, the company said late on Wednesday. Tonon said its debt, largely denominated in dollars, soared following the recent weakening of Brazil's...

  • ISLAMABAD, Dec 9- Pakistan will export 500,000 metric tonnes of sugar in till March 2016 with a subsidy of 13,000 rupees per tonne, a Finance Ministry official confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar approved the export of 500,000 metric tons of sugar in a phased manner till March 31, 2016, 2016 during a meeting of the Economic Coordination...

  • HAVANA, Nov 23- The first of 50 Cuban sugar mills open this week with prospects of reaching last season's production in doubt due to irregular weather caused by the El Nino phenomenon, sources close to the industry said. Cuba produced 1.9 million tonnes of raw sugar during the last harvest which ended in May, with AZCUBA, the state sugar monopoly, forecasting at the...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 10- Brazil's sugar and ethanol group Sao Martinho SA has no intention of investing in capacity expansion or acquisitions at the moment, preferring to allocate cash to reduce its debt load, investor relations director Felipe Vicchiato said on Tuesday. Sao Martinho's debt increased to 3.23 billion reais at the end of September, compared with 2.56...

  • Sugar maintains its 'high' Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 2:17 PM ET
    Sugar maintains its 'high'

    Sugar is the fifth-best performer among major commodities this year. Can it maintain its sugar high? With CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • CAIRO, Nov 5- Egypt will start buying wheat from local farmers at the average global price starting next season, the cabinet said in a statement on Thursday. The government will also begin directly subsidising wheat farmers by granting each of them 1,300 Egyptian pounds per feddan, the statement said. Egypt will continue to subsidise sugar farmers at 400...

  • *Vietnam robusta harvest gets under way. LONDON, Oct 29- ICE arabica coffee futures rose on industry buying on Thursday, while raw sugar futures steadied near the prior session's eight-month high, supported by signals the global sugar market was shifting into deficit after years of surplus. In coffee, arabica futures edged up from near one-month lows on industry...

  • *Heavy spreading buoys New York cocoa volume. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 28- ICE raw sugar futures soared to an eight-month high on Wednesday, on chart-based buying and the firming currency in top grower Brazil, while the spot robusta coffee discount expanded to the biggest in five months. Cocoa futures extended gains above key moving averages to one-month highs, with...

  • *El Nino typically brings dry weather to Asia. *Indonesia did not import white sugar last year. JAKARTA, Oct 22- Indonesia is expected to ship in 100,000 tonnes of white sugar in 2015 after importing none of the sweetener last year, an industry body said, as dry conditions from the El Nino weather pattern crimp local output.

  • *India govt wants to reduce sugar stockpiles. India, the world's biggest sugar consumer and its No.2 producer, last month unveiled new rules making it compulsory for mills to step up exports to at least 4 million tonnes in the current crushing season to reduce large stockpiles. Mills will mostly export raw sugar this year, with a jump in refining capacity in Asia...

  • LONDON, Oct 14- Speculators and funds are likely to have extended bullish bets in ICE raw sugar futures in weekly data due on Friday, dealers say, as confidence returns to a market that could be shifting back into a supply deficit. "Sugar has a story based on production and consumption which many other commodities do not have," said Michael Liddiard of consultancy...

  • HAVANA, Oct 6- The worst drought in a century has damaged Cuban sugar cane set for harvesting in the coming months, though recent rainfall means output could still top the previous harvest, the president of the state-run sugar monopoly said on Tuesday. Cuba produced 1.9 million tonnes of raw sugar during the 2014-15 harvest, 18 percent more than the previous one,...

  • ATLANTA, Oct 5- Australia did not get as much access to the U.S. market for sugar under a new Pacific trade deal as it wanted but secured benefits for local industries ranging from wine to financial services, Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb said on Monday. The Trans-Pacific Partnership will give Australia an extra U.S. quota of 65,000 tonnes of sugar a year...

  • AUSTRALIA'S ROBB SAYS AUSTRALIA COULD BE SHIPPING 400,000 TONNES OF SUGAR A YEAR TO THE U.S.