• Giant China corn stocks seen cutting ethanol imports two-thirds Giant China corn stocks seen cutting ethanol imports two-thirds

    China's ethanol imports will slump two- thirds next year as the country makes more of its own biofuel amid a surge to a 15-year high in the nation's stockpiles of corn, used as a raw material, according to Green Pool Commodity Specialists.

    Nov 18, 2015

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  • China corn drive to cut imports of ethanol - but not of sugar China corn drive to cut imports of ethanol - but not of sugar

    China's drive to boost domestic corn consumption, and slash its huge inventories of the grain, looks a threat to a boom in imports of ethanol, but not to elevated sugar purchases, Green Pool Commodities said. Tom McNeill, director at the Australia-based sugar and biofuels consultancy, said that China's ethanol imports

    Nov 17, 2015

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  • SOFTS-ICE raw sugar steadies, arabica dips, focus on Brazil rains SOFTS-ICE raw sugar steadies, arabica dips, focus on Brazil rains

    * Speculators boost net long position in raw sugar * Rain slows Brazil's centre-south cane crush By David Brough LONDON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - ICE raw sugar futures steadied on Monday as dealers took stock of an increased net long position held by speculators, while arabica coffee dipped, trading near one-month lows on forecasts for rains in Brazil. Cocoa inched higher, underpinned by larger than initially anticipated grindings in Asia, a signal of demand.

    Oct 26, 2015

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  • SOFTS-ICE raw sugar firms to 8-month high, cocoa up after grind SOFTS-ICE raw sugar firms to 8-month high, cocoa up after grind

    Asia Q3 cocoa grind drops 1.6 percent year-on-year * Brazil cane crush data due later on Friday By David Brough LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - ICE raw sugar futures hit an eight-month high on Friday as rains slowed cane crushing in Brazil, while cocoa edged up, supported by better-than-expected grindings data from Asia. Arabica coffee futures fell to a three-week low as Brazilian rains boosted crop prospects in the world's top producer of coffee and sugar. ICE March raw sugar was up 0.06 cent, or 0.4 percent, at 14.66 cents per pound at 1108 GMT, after rising as high as 14.73 cents, the loftiest since Feb. 20.

    Oct 25, 2015

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  • 5 reasons the bull run in sugar is not over 5 reasons the bull run in sugar is not over

    Traders, who built up bear position in sugar for most part of the year, turned net long in September with the biggest swing bullish position in 14 months

    Oct 12, 2015

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  • Sugar prices hit 7-month top, despite Brazil output revival Sugar prices hit 7-month top, despite Brazil output revival

    Sugar futures recovered to set a seven-month closing high despite an industry report showed output from Brazil's main producing region growing a little faster than investors had expected. The immediate reaction to data from cane industry group Unica, showing that sugar output in Brazil's key Centre South region revived strongly in the second half of last month, was to pull futures below early highs.

    Oct 11, 2015

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