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Agricultural Commodities Cocoa Commodity Market Trades, Charts

  • LONDON, Feb 12- "Chocfinger" made his name and his money by taking bold bets on cocoa markets. But after nearly four decades of trading, sometimes winning, sometimes losing, Anthony Ward threw in the towel. It was in January 2016, after a slide in cocoa prices, that Ward decided the days of traditional commodity investors doing well from taking positions based on...

  • LONDON, Feb 12- "Chocfinger" made his name and his money by taking bold bets on cocoa markets. But after nearly four decades of trading, sometimes winning, sometimes losing, Anthony Ward threw in the towel. It was in January 2016, after a slide in cocoa prices, that Ward decided the days of traditional commodity investors doing well from taking positions based on...

  • *March raw sugar was down 0.21 cents, or 1.5 percent, at 13.42 cents per lb by 1433 GMT. *March white sugar fell $3.60, or 1 percent, to $354.50 per tonne. *White sugar prices have been weighed by a surge in production from the likes of the European Union, Thailand, India and Pakistan.

  • LONDON, Feb 5- Raw sugar futures slipped on Monday as a global supply glut overshadowed signs that a bout of speculative selling could be petering out, while New York cocoa eased from its highest in over two months. *March raw sugar was down 0.04 cent, or 0.3 percent, at 13.59 cents per lb by 1156 GMT, after rising to 13.71. *Dubai's Al Khaleej Sugar Refinery has agreed to...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 2- Cocoa on ICE Futures U.S. rose on Friday to cap a sixth straight weekly rise, extending its longest such rally in about two years as speculators covered short positions. *March New York cocoa settled up $42, or 2.08 percent, at $2,059 per tonne after hitting $2,063, the highest since November. * "Despite strong grinding numbers, especially in Europe,...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Raw sugar futures on ICE were higher on Friday boosted by fund short covering but gains were capped by the prospect of a second consecutive global surplus in the 2018/ 19 season. *March raw sugar was up 0.12 cent, or 0.9 percent, at 13.49 cents per lb by 1449 GMT. *India's sugar output is likely to jump 33 percent from a year ago to 27 million tonnes in the 2017/ 18...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 1- Raw sugar futures rose on Thursday, correcting up from the prior session's 3.6 percent slump on support from the weak U.S. dollar, while New York cocoa extended gains to a two-month high. down 12.7 percent, its weakest monthly performance in 10 months as market participants focused on abundant global supplies amid strong production in the EU,...

  • LONDON, Feb 1- Raw sugar futures edged up on Thursday, steadying after falling sharply in the prior session when speculative short covering came to a sudden halt, while New York cocoa hovered near an eight-week high. *March raw sugar was up 0.02 cent, or 0.2 percent, at 13.25 cents per lb by 1150 GMT. *But, with the short covering over for now, dealers said the focus was back...

  • *Cameroon beans, aggressive fund selling weigh on London. Industry sources say prices in New York have been boosted by a reduced flow of supplies from Ecuador while the London market has been depressed by aggressive speculative selling coupled with an abundance of old or low-quality cocoa from Cameroon. The New York contract, however, moved to a premium that in...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 11- Eight banks including a unit of ABN Amro, Société Générale and BNP Paribas have sued executives of New Jersey- based Transmar Group for defrauding them of $360 million in credit lines, just a year after a unit of the firm filed for bankruptcy. The group of banks, which include some of the world's top commodities lenders, claim the eight executives...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 5- Arabica coffee, raw sugar and cocoa on ICE Futures U.S. fell on Friday with a firmer dollar helping to halt recent run-ups. *March arabica coffee settled down 1.1 cents, or 0.85 percent, at $1.2845 per lb. * "End-of-week profit taking is being helped along by the move in the dollar," said Hector Galvan, a senior market strategist with RJO Futures in...

  • LONDON, Jan 5- Raw sugar and arabica coffee futures fell on Friday with a firmer dollar and a retreat in crude oil helping to halt recent run-ups, while cocoa prices also weakened. *March raw sugar was off 0.11 cent or 0.7 percent at 15.14 cents a lb at 1534 GMT. *March arabica coffee was off 0.55 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $1.29 per lb, extending its retreat from a 2-1/ 2 month...

  • LONDON, Jan 5- Raw sugar and coffee futures fell on Friday with a firmer dollar and a retreat in crude oil helping to halt recent run-ups, while cocoa prices also weakened. *March raw sugar was off 0.07 cent or 0.5 percent at 15.18 cents a lb at 1224 GMT. *March arabica coffee was off 1.40 cents, or 1.1 percent, at $1.2810 per lb, extending its retreat from a 2-1/ 2 month high of...

  • Dec 1- Speculators switched to a net long position in raw sugar contracts on ICE Futures U.S. in the week to Nov. 28, while they reduced their bearish stance in arabica coffee, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data showed on Friday. They sharply increased their net long position in cotton futures and options, while they slightly decreased it in cocoa, the...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 30- Cocoa futures on ICE dropped sharply on Thursday, with the London market falling to a 2-1/ 2- month low on pressure from the rallying British pound, while arabica coffee sank on month-end selling after tapping a seven-week high. * "The pound has been weighing on London," one dealer said. The sharp drop in London pressured New York prices, traders...

  • *Ghana, Ivory Coast aim to process more beans for stable revenue. ACCRA, Nov 23- Ghana and Ivory Coast need to focus more sharply on improving farmers' incomes if they are to achieve initiatives to guarantee stable revenue from the commodity, the CEO of Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut said on Thursday. Ghana and Ivory Coast produce more than 60 percent of global...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 21- Cocoa prices rose on Tuesday, with an increase in grindings expected to diminish the size of any global surplus this season, while arabica coffee regained some ground after a recent slide. *Ivory Coast cocoa grinding was up 15 percent in October versus a year ago, data from the exporters' association GEPEX showed, following higher processing...

  • Oct 26- Hershey Co's profit rose 20 percent in the third quarter, as the maker of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey's Kisses benefited from cost-cutting efforts as well as lower cocoa prices. Net income rose to $273.3 million or $1.28 per share in the quarter ended Oct. 1, from $227.4 million or $1.06 per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose slightly to $2.03...

  • ACCRA, Oct 18- Ghana's cocoa regulator Cocobod is in talks with Export-Import Bank of China to secure a $500 million loan to overhaul the sector and protect against global price volatility, two senior officials said on Wednesday. Bumper crops have sent global cocoa prices plummeting this year and pushed top producers Ivory Coast and Ghana to step up...

  • ACCRA, Oct 18- Ghana's cocoa regulator Cocobod is in talks with Export-Import Bank of China to secure a $500 million loan to overhaul the sector and protect against global price volatility, two senior officials said on Wednesday. Bumper crops have sent global cocoa prices plummeting this year and pushed top producers Ivory Coast and Ghana to step up...