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UPDATE 1-Ghana, Ivory Coast threaten to suspend cocoa companies' sustainability schemes

20 Nov 2020

LONDON/ABIDJAN, Nov 19 Ghana's cocoa regulator has threatened to suspend the sustainability schemes used by major cocoa and chocolate companies to assure consumers that the beans they use are sustainably and ethically sourced.

Ghana denies claims child labour is rising in its cocoa sector

19 Nov 2020

LONDON/ABIDJAN, Nov 19 The head of Ghana's cocoa regulator on Thursday rejected the findings of studies funded by Western countries that have shown child labour is on the rise in the African nation's cocoa sector.

Ghana, Ivory Coast threaten to suspend cocoa companies' sustainability schemes

19 Nov 2020

LONDON/ABIDJAN, Nov 19 Ghana's cocoa regulator threatened on Thursday to suspend the sustainability schemes used by major cocoa and chocolate companies to assure consumers that the beans they use are sustainably and ethically sourced.

Olam CEO says economic recovery from COVID-19 will be painfully slow

19 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 19 The chief executive of one of the world's largest agri-commodity trade houses said on Thursday global economic growth will only return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022 at the earliest.

SOFTS-Raw sugar gains but remains in range ahead of India news

13 Nov 2020

NEW YORK/LONDON, Nov 12 ICE raw sugar prices rose 3% on Thursday but remained firmly within recent ranges as traders awaited news from India on its sugar export policy.

SOFTS-Raw sugar gains but remains in range ahead of India news

12 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 12 ICE raw sugar prices rose 3% on Thursday but remained firmly within recent ranges as traders awaited news from India on its sugar export policy.

SOFTS-Raw sugar recovers but remains in range, awaiting India news

12 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 12 ICE raw sugar prices rose 2% on Thursday but remained firmed within recent ranges, as traders awaited news from India on its sugar export policy.

Brazil swamps ICE coffee exchange, putting squeeze on small producers

09 Nov 2020

LONDON/NEW YORK, Nov 9 Brazil is tightening its grip on the global arabica coffee market as its beans surge into ICE Futures exchange warehouses for the first time, a move that could squeeze small producers out of the market and put pressure on benchmark prices.

Europe needs laws to stop import of deforestation-linked products, lawmakers say

22 Oct 2020

LONDON/BRUSSELS The European Parliament on Thursday called for the European Union to introduce laws to prevent the import of commodities and products linked to deforestation and human rights abuses.

Exclusive: COVID-19, low prices push Peru coffee output down 10%

19 Oct 2020

LONDON/LIMA Coffee output in Peru, the world's fifth largest arabica coffee exporter, has tumbled 10% this year due to low prices and migrant labour shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the country's national coffee federation told Reuters.

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