• Brazil mills cut debt as domestic sugar prices jump Brazil mills cut debt as domestic sugar prices jump

    Cash-strapped Brazilian mills, which struggled for years with weak sugar prices due to a global glut, say they are now locking into a surge in domestic prices to cut debt. The domestic sugar market is tightening in Brazil after heavy rains cut sugar content in cane, while the global market is shifting into deficit after years of surpluses, driving up world raw sugar futures prices to near 10-month highs.

    Dec 14, 2015

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  • India move to export sugar threatens global price slump India move to export sugar threatens global price slump

    India is planning to dump a mountain of sugar on the world, and traders say the controversial move could knock the wind out of a global sugar market that is already grappling with a glut. Five years of bumper crops have led to a giant sugar stockpile in India. The country

    Dec 13, 2015

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  • 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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