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  • BEIJING, March 23- China imported nearly 124,000 tonnes of sugar in February, down around 24 percent from a year ago and about half the volume expected by industry, with analysts saying shipments were likely delayed as the Lunar New Year holiday fell in the middle of the month. Some shipments may also have been refused entry for "policy reasons," said one analyst,...

  • China sugar output seen dropping sharply in 2014/15 Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 1:24 AM ET

    BEIJING, March 12- Analysts predict Chinese sugar production could drop by almost a fifth in 2014/ 15, with recent output data from the country's top growing region plunging from the year before. Production in the province of Guangxi, accounting for about two thirds of the country's sugar output, had reached about 4.9 million tonnes by the end of February in the...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 20- Russia should consider cutting import taxes for raw sugar, vegetables and fruit and imposing export duties on rye, barley and maize, Russian news agencies quoted the head of the state Anti-Monopoly Service as saying on Friday. He said Russia should also impose a quota on imports "so as not to kill Russian producers". The sugar duty in Russia, Belarus and...

  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- A deal to set limits on sugar imports to the United States from Mexico would squeeze U.S. sugar refiners, refiners said on Thursday, while sugar growers from both countries said the deal should stand. Louis Dreyfus Commodities' Imperial Sugar Co and AmCane Sugar LLC are challenging agreements hammered out to end a dispute over Mexican sugar...

  • U.S. sugar refiners challenge deal over Mexico imports Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19- A deal to set limits on sugar imports to the United States from Mexico would squeeze U.S. sugar refiners and puts the needs of growers and millers first, refiners said on Thursday. Louis Dreyfus Commodities' Imperial Sugar Co and AmCane Sugar LLC are challenging agreements hammered out to end a dispute over Mexican sugar exports, which set a...

  • 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

    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.

  • Sugar Bailout Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 2:47 PM ET
    Sugar Bailout

    Sugar prices have fallen so low; they have put pressure on sugar processors. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the government support of sugar prices has been widely criticized for years.

  • Power Rundown: Sugar Subsidies? Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:55 PM ET
    Power Rundown: Sugar Subsidies?

    U.S. sugar firms have borrowed $862 million to finance their operations. CNBC's John Carney and Kayla Tausche share their opinions on whether sugar deserves a bailout.