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Chocolate makers face ethical branding dilemma

15 Oct 2019

ABIDJAN/LONDON Ivory Coast and Ghana's threat to possibly halt the cocoa industry's ethical branding schemes poses a major risk to chocolate makers operating in Western markets where consumer demand for sustainably sourced products is rising.

China's crackdown on sugar smuggling leaves global storage headache

14 Oct 2019

LONDON/BEIJING A crackdown on sugar smuggling into China has left abundantly supplied markets in Asia and beyond struggling to absorb excess supplies, causing a wider storage problem for global markets.

ANALYSIS-China's crackdown on sugar smuggling leaves global storage headache

14 Oct 2019

LONDON/BEIJING, Oct 14 A crackdown on sugar smuggling into China has left abundantly supplied markets in elsewhere Asia struggling to absorb excess supplies, causing a wider storage problem for global markets.

Ivory Coast, Ghana strike first cocoa deals with living income premium

13 Sep 2019

LONDON/ABIDJAN, Sept 13 Ivory Coast and Ghana have agreed initial deals to sell cocoa with a living income premium of $400 a tonne added to the price, in a bid to reform the way global cocoa is priced, industry sources and a government source told Reuters.

RPT-Ivory Coast, Ghana looking to regulate cocoa industry's sustainability schemes - sources

11 Sep 2019

* Costs would come on top of new 'living income' cocoa premium

Ivory Coast, Ghana looking to regulate cocoa industry's sustainability schemes - sources

10 Sep 2019

ABIDJAN/LONDON Ivory Coast and Ghana will meet major chocolate makers and grinders in Abidjan on Wednesday to make plans to regulate the industry's efforts to source cocoa sustainably, multiple trade and government sources told Reuters.

Brazil high quality coffee suffers, burning some traders

29 Jul 2019

LONDON/SAO PAULO Brazil is producing less top quality coffee this year despite a bumper crop overall because of unusual pre-harvest weather, burning some traders counting on the beans, said industry sources.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Ivory Coast, Ghana add 'living income' cocoa premium to fight poverty

11 Jul 2019

ABIDJAN/LONDON, July 10 Top global cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana have imposed a fixed "living income differential" of $400 a tonne on all cocoa contracts sold by either country for the 2020/21 season, an official letter seen by Reuters shows.

Quality cocoa shortage sends European premiums to near 10-year high

28 Jun 2019

LONDON Buyers in Europe's physical cocoa market are having to pay top dollar for quality beans from leading global producers Ivory Coast and Ghana to compete with stronger U.S. prices, raising cost fears for grinders and chocolate makers.

Quality cocoa shortage sends European premiums to near 10-year high

28 Jun 2019

LONDON Buyers in Europe's physical cocoa market are having to pay top dollar for quality beans from leading global producers Ivory Coast and Ghana to compete with stronger U.S. prices, raising cost fears for grinders and chocolate makers.

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