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  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Sept 18- India announced new rules on Friday making it compulsory for sugar producers to ramp up exports to at least 4 million tonnes in the forthcoming crushing season, to cut stockpiles as the country is set to produce a surplus for a sixth straight year. India is the world's biggest sugar producer after Brazil and much higher exports would help...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 17- Cargill Inc is in talks to buy two distressed Brazilian sugar and ethanol mills owned by the Ruette family, the commodities merchant said on Thursday, the first sign that dealmaking in Brazil's beleaguered sugar industry may be resuming. Regina Ruette, vice-president of Antonio Ruette Agroindustrial Ltda that owns the mills also confirmed...

  • MIAMI, Sept 11- As if bearish market conditions weren't bad enough, sugar producers in top growers Brazil, Thailand and India may soon have to face heftier competition in an already crowded field from an old rival: Cuba. The country's output may swell to 3 million tonnes, said Maria Nunez, an agriculture analyst with Platts at a sugar conference in Miami, marking the...

  • JNJ sheds Splenda in sweet deal Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    JNJ sheds Splenda in sweet deal

    Heartland Food Products Group gets a little sweeter after buying Splenda from Johnson and Johnson.

  • *Brazil cane crush broadly within expectations. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 21- Arabica coffee slid 5 percent on Friday, extending losses on technical sell signals and pressure from larger commodity markets, while raw sugar neared a seven-year low after ideal weather helped speed up cane crushing in top grower Brazil. Cocoa also fell along with the 19- commodity...

  • 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.

  • Sugar prices headed lower: SocGen Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:35 PM ET
    Sugar prices headed lower: SocGen

    Chris Narayanan, Director & Head of Agricultural Commodities Research at Societe Generale, expects a lower cost of production for sugar in Brazil, which should increase supply and push down prices.

  • Cyclone slams into northeast Australia Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    Surfers head out Snapper Rocks as Cyclone Marcia approaches the coast of Queensland on February 19, 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia.

    A powerful cyclone hits northeast Australia, causing massive damage and causing flash flooding, while a second storm made landfall to the west.

  • Sugar slide to sweeten Smucker, Hershey shares Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    When the price of sugar falls, things get sweeter for processed food manufacturers such as J.M. Smucker and Hershey, if history is a guide.

  • Sugar rush and silver linings Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    Sugar rush and silver linings

    Sugar prices are rising as production drops in Brazil, and silver drops to four-year lows. Jack Scoville, Price Futures Group, and George Gero, RBC Capital Markets, discuss. Silver has a very good chance of outperforming next year, says Gero.

  • Bullish on sugar in the long run: StanChart Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 12:45 AM ET
    Bullish on sugar in the long run: StanChart

    Abah Ofon, Agricultural Commodities Research at Standard Chartered, explains why sugar prices could head higher in 2015.

  • Candy, soda prices could rise Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Candy, soda prices could rise

    A report says the U.S. will add import duties on Mexican sugar. CNBC's Rick Santelli provides perspective.

  • Is stevia a safe substitute for sugar? Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:49 PM ET
    Is stevia a good substitute of sugar?

    Robert Brooke, CEO, Stevia First, introduces the origins of stevia and describes why it is "a great alternative" to sugar.

  • It might be sweet and sticky, but it's not honey Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    In a new measure, food companies will be asked to label their products as "blend" if sweeteners are added to honey, in an effort to regulate food.

  • How will sugar and coffee prices go from here? Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 10:35 PM ET
    Commodities: Brazil drought has been factored in

    Luke Chandler, Global Head of Agricultural Commodity Markets Research at Rabobank, explains why he thinks the potential upside in coffee and sugar prices are now largely priced in.

  • Expect further downside for sugar: Pro Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Expect further downside for sugar: Pro

    Kona Haque, head of agricultural research at Macquarie Group, expects sugar prices to fall further during the next six months. She says the market will bottom-out before the end of 2014.

  • Is sugar losing its sweetness? Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 2:15 AM ET
    Is sugar losing its sweetness?

    Simona Gambarini, associate director of research at ETF Securities, discusses the price of sugar amid abundant supply.

  • Global food prices tick up on higher sugar costs Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    The United Nations food agency said rising sugar prices due to harvest concerns in Brazil drove global food prices slightly higher in October.

  • Power Lunch Rundown: Sweetest Ever Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:09 PM ET
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    Kayla, Carney and Tyler talk sugar, smart phones, and basketball players in North Korea.

  • Bailout for Sugar? Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:47 PM ET
    Bailout for Sugar?

    The Agriculture Department says buying 400,000 tons of sugar from processors who have borrowed nearly $900 million is a possibility, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson; and Sallie James, Cato Institute, shares her opinions.