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Coffee prices seen rising nearly 25 percent by year-end: Reuters poll

12 Feb 2019

NEW YORK Arabica coffee prices will rise nearly 20 percent by the end of 2019 as Brazil's shift to an off-year in its biennial production cycle helps swing the world into a global deficit, a Reuters poll of nine traders and analysts showed on Tuesday.

North America fourth-quarter cocoa grind up 1.25 percent vs year ago: NCA

17 Jan 2019

NEW YORK North American cocoa grindings increased 1.25 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 from a year earlier, a smaller rise than many had predicted, according to data from the National Confectioners Association (NCA) on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-North America Q4 cocoa grind up 1.25 pct vs year ago -NCA

17 Jan 2019

NEW YORK, Jan 17 North American cocoa grindings increased 1.25 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 from a year earlier, a smaller rise than many had predicted, according to data from the National Confectioners Association (NCA) on Thursday.

Small Ivorian cocoa exporters seek relief on commitments -sources

16 Jan 2019

ABIDJAN/NEW YORK, Jan 16 More small cocoa exporters in Ivory Coast were unable to fulfill their international contracts at the end of last year, and sources at the country's cocoa board told Reuters that this group asked to postpone 70 percent of October-to-December commitments due to a lack of financing.

RPT-Ivory Coast cocoa bean quality hit by dry weather, financing woes

11 Jan 2019

ABIDJAN/NEW YORK, Jan 11 Farmers in top cocoa grower Ivory Coast say the current crop is worsening, with beans starting to rot, as lack of financing prevents them from properly fermenting and drying beans already stressed by bad weather.

Ivory Coast cocoa bean quality hit by dry weather, financing woes

11 Jan 2019

ABIDJAN/NEW YORK Farmers in top cocoa grower Ivory Coast say the current crop is worsening, with beans starting to rot, as lack of financing prevents them from properly fermenting and drying beans already stressed by bad weather.

Ivory Coast cocoa bean quality hit by dry weather, financing woes

11 Jan 2019

ABIDJAN/NEW YORK, Jan 11 Farmers in top cocoa grower Ivory Coast say the current crop is worsening, with beans starting to rot, as lack of financing prevents them from properly fermenting and drying beans already stressed by bad weather.

UPDATE 1-Olam International to shut sugar trade desk -spokeswoman

09 Jan 2019

NEW YORK, Jan 8 Singapore-based agricultural commodities trading firm Olam International Ltd will shut its sugar trade desk, spokeswoman Nikki Barber said on Tuesday, another sign of pressure on trading houses.

U.S. physicians urge FDA to bolster labeling on high-sugar foods

13 Nov 2018

NEW YORK The American Medical Association (AMA) is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ramp up labeling of high-sugar foods, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

U.S. shale producers eye global pricing as exports surge

25 Oct 2018

NEW YORK Three years after a ban on crude oil exports was lifted, some U.S. shale producers are doing something they have never done before - lock in prices for their barrels that will find a home overseas.

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