• 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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