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  • 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...

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Dec 23- China's November sugar imports rose 16.7 percent from the year before to 160,000 tonnes, customs data showed on Saturday, while corn imports tumbled 30.5 percent. China's sugar imports in November were at 160,000 tonnes, up from last year's 135,096 tonnes, when high international prices curbed buying, data from the General...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 12- The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast domestic sugar production to hit a record in the current 2017-18 crop year as beet supplies swell, reducing the need for imports from top international supplier Mexico. The USDA slightly increased the closely-watched stocks-to-use ratio to 14.3 from last month's 14.1, but it was down from 14.8 in the...

  • 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...

  • HAVANA, Nov 27- The first of Cuba's 53 sugar mills has opened for what is expected to be a poor harvest after 18 months of drought, followed by damage to the crop and mills from Hurricane Irma in September. Cuba produced 1.8 million tonnes of raw sugar during the 2016-2017 harvest, compared with 1.5 million tonnes the previous season. Such plans are rarely met in Cuba.

  • BEIJING, Nov 23- China's sugar imports climbed 60.6 percent in October from the year before to 170,000 tonnes, customs data showed on Thursday, while corn imports jumped to 70,000 tonnes. The moves pushed down China's sugar imports in the first 10 months this year by 26.3 percent year-on-year to 2 million tonnes, the data showed. Imports of the grain, used to feed...

  • BEIJING, Nov 23- China's sugar imports climbed 60.6 percent in October from the year before to 170,000 tonnes, customs data showed on Thursday, while corn imports jumped to 70,000 tonnes. Beijing has slashed permits for out-of-quota sugar imports and imposed extra tariffs on foreign arrivals earlier this year, following years of complaints by local mills.

  • *Spot gold edged down 0.1 percent to $1,293.28 per ounce by 0057 GMT. *Slashing taxes may give the U.S. economy a temporary boost but the "sugar rush" may cause deeper problems ahead, investors at the Reuters Global Investment 2018 Outlook Summit in New York said. *The euro zone economy remains dependent on cheap credit and the European Central Bank is using the...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 9- Biosev SA, the sugar and ethanol unit controlled by commodities trader Louis Dreyfus, is taking measures to cut costs and investments to be better prepared amid an outlook of low sugar prices, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday. Benchmark raw sugar prices have fallen from a peak around 23 cents per pound late last year to around 14 cents...

  • BEIJING, Oct 23- China's sugar imports in September fell two-thirds from a year earlier as hefty tariffs on foreign arrivals continued to dent buying appetite, customs data showed on Monday, while corn imports surged to meet temporary tightness in supply. Last month's sugar imports slumped 67.5 percent to 160,000 tonnes, data from the General Administration...

  • BEIJING, Oct 23- China's sugar imports in September fell 67.5 percent from a year earlier to 160,000 tonnes, as hefty tariffs on foreign arrivals continued to dent buying appetite, customs data showed on Monday, while corn imports rose sharply to meet a temporary tightness in supply. Sugar imports in the first nine months of this year fell to 1.83 million tonnes,...

  • Relationship between sugar and cancer is now clearer, scientists say

    Belgian scientists say they've made a research breakthrough in the relationship between sugar and cancer, writes USA Today.

  • Woman eating a donut, fat, sugar, food

    Glucose-filled yeast made proteins found in tumors grow faster, USA Today reports.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 10- Brazil's center-south region, the world's largest producer of sugar, cut cane crushing and output of the sweetener late in September as the crop entered its final stage, cane industry group Unica said on Tuesday. Brazil's main cane belt produced 2.848 million tonnes of sugar in the second half of September, compared to 3.126 million tonnes in the...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 15- It was still too early to assess possible damage that below-average rains will do to next year's cane crop in Brazil's center-south, the Chief Executive Officer of Raízen, the world's largest sugar producer, said on Friday. Raízen CEO Luis Henrique Guimarães said that even under very dry conditions currently, cane fields could recover...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 15- Brazil's Raízen, the world's largest sugar producer, is trying to cut production costs to remain profitable amid depressed international prices, Chief Executive Luis Henrique Guimarães said on Friday.

  • PORT LOUIS, Sept 12- Mauritius cut its 2017 sugar production forecast by 2.7 percent on Tuesday, blaming above average rainfall for a poor harvest. Sugar processors in Mauritius include Omnicane, Alteo Ltd and Terra Mauricia. Once focused on sugar and textiles, Mauritius has diversified into tourism, offshore banking and business outsourcing to cement its...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Sept 6- Hurricane Irma sent farmers and food companies scrambling to protect processing facilities, farm fields and animal herds in the South and Southeastern parts of the United States on Wednesday. Florida sugar and citrus processors rushed to secure rail cars and equipment that could be crushed, blocked or turned into flying projectiles.