• Sugar markets faces first of 'several' sugar deficit years Sugar markets faces first of 'several' sugar deficit years

    The world sugar market is poised for the first of what could be "several years" of production shortfall, as the poor finances of many mills finally hits home, Green Pool said. The Australia-based analysis group, the day after lifting its forecast for the global sugar output surplus in 2014-15 to 1.73m tonnes, said in its first forecast for next season that the market faces a deficit of 5.02m tonnes.

    Jan 29, 2015

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  • Green Pool lifts bar on hopes for world sugar surplus Green Pool lifts bar on hopes for world sugar surplus

    Green Pool urged caution to investors over allowing "coffee panic" at Brazilian drought to spread to thinking on sugar as the analysis group lifted its forecast for the world production surplus in the sweetener. Australia-based Green Pool said that one of the main lessons so far of 2014-15 is that coffee and sugar are "very different crops", as highlighted by their differing sensitivity to last year's drought in central Brazil.

    Jan 28, 2015

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  • Green Pool lifts bar on hopes for world sugar surplus Green Pool lifts bar on hopes for world sugar surplus

    Green Pool urged caution to investors over allowing "coffee panic" at Brazilian drought to spread to thinking on sugar as the analysis group lifted its forecast for the world production surplus in the sweetener. Australia-based Green Pool said that one of the main lessons so far of 2014-15 is that coffee and sugar are "very different crops", as highlighted by their differing sensitivity to last year's drought in central Brazil.

    Jan 28, 2015

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  • SOFTS-NY cocoa steadies near one-year low, sugar dips SOFTS-NY cocoa steadies near one-year low, sugar dips

    * Cocoa market digests poor grind data * Sugar, coffee trade closely track weather in Brazil By David Brough LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - New York cocoa futures steadied on Tuesday near a one-year low as traders digested weaker than expected grind data, while raw sugar eased on chart-based selling, with a focus on the weather in top grower Brazil. Arabica coffee futures firmed, underpinned by a softer dollar, correcting up from Friday's six-month low despite forecasts for more rain in Brazil's coffee belt.

    Jan 27, 2015

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  • El Nino likely to head to an end over spring: Japan weather bureau El Nino likely to head to an end over spring: Japan weather bureau

    (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Friday the El Nino weather pattern, often linked to both heavy rainfall and drought, is continuing but added that the phenomena could end over spring.

    Jan 11, 2015

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  • Sugar price dips, despite halving in Brazil output Sugar price dips, despite halving in Brazil output

    Sugar prices fell, despite data showing a near-halving in output in Brazil's key production region, as the real fell to a nine-year low, cutting the value of the South American country's assets in dollar terms. Sugar output in Brazil's key Centre South region, responsible for some 90% of domestic output, dropped to 76,200 tonnes in the second half of November - down 47% from the same period of 2013, according to industry group Unica. The decline - which left total Centre South sugar output for 2014-15 at 31.50m tonnes, down 4.9% year on year

    Dec 11, 2014

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  • SOFTS-ICE sugar slips on Brazil rains, arabicas firm SOFTS-ICE sugar slips on Brazil rains, arabicas firm

    Widespread rains seen in centre-south Brazil this week * Ample West African supplies weigh on cocoa * Volcafe raises world coffee deficit forecast By David Brough LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Raw sugar on ICE slipped on Monday as rain in Brazil boosted prospects for development of next year's crop, while arabica coffee futures firmed, supported by a global deficit forecast. Cocoa futures on ICE were little changed, weighed by plentiful supplies from West African harvests. March raw sugar was down 0.07 cents, or 0.4 percent, at 16.02 cents a lb by 1305 GMT. March whites eased $1.70, or 0.4 percent, to $419.00 a tonne.

    Nov 25, 2014

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  • Sugar growers and millers frustrated with exclusion from China FTA Sugar growers and millers frustrated with exclusion from China FTA

    Sugar industry leaders say they're frustrated and bitterly disappointed with sugar's exclusion from the Free Trade Agreement with China. It's the third agreement sugar has been left out of since 2004. It made no gains in FTAs with the United States and Japan.

    Nov 17, 2014

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