• 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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  • Brazil Showing `Red Flag' to Sugar Bulls High on Surging Futures Brazil Showing `Red Flag' to Sugar Bulls High on Surging Futures

    Sugar bulls on a high over surging futures prices be warned. Brazilian export sales are still signaling market weakness and sluggish demand. While futures jumped 39 percent in the past two months, exporters are selling sugar in the physical market at a wider discount. That raises a

    Nov 2, 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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  • 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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  • Sugar Shortage Forecast Raised 22pc by Green Pool as El Nino Hits Sugar Shortage Forecast Raised 22pc by Green Pool as El Nino Hits

    A global sugar shortage will be bigger than previously forecast as the strongest El Nino in almost two decades hurts crops from India to China, according to Green Pool Commodity Specialists. Supplies will fall short of demand by 5.6 million metric tons in the 2015-16 season, the Brisbane, Australia-based researcher said in a report on Wednesday. The deficit, set to be the first in six years, compares with an August forecast for a shortfall of 4.61 million tons.

    Oct 11, 2015

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  • Global sugar price lifts with arrival of March contract Global sugar price lifts with arrival of March contract

    Global sugar prices have rallied in the past fortnight, leading analysts to hope the commodity has turned a corner after a year of weak prices. The March 2016 contract on the New York futures market is today trading at 13.98 US cents per pound.

    Oct 11, 2015

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