* U.S. rain also supports soybeans, wheat
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BRAUNSCHWEIG, GERMANY, May 23 Germany's second
largest sugar refiner Nordzucker on Thursday became the latest
major European producer to post a loss as the industry battles
against a slump in prices.
HAMBURG, May 16 The CEO of Suedzucker,
Europe's largest sugar refiner, said on Thursday trading
conditions are expected to remain tough in the first half of its
2019/20 financial year because of low sugar prices but an
improvement could be in sight from October.
HAMBURG Chicago soybeans fell on Tuesday as dealers awaited more news on a trade agreement to reopen China's huge soybean market to U.S. exports.
* Novorossiisk is Russia's main deep-sea grain export hub
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LONDON/HAMBURG Sales of British malting barley to European Union brewers and malt producers for delivery after Brexit have come to a virtual stop because of uncertainty about future trading relations.
MOSCOW/HAMBURG Russia, already the world's leading wheat exporter, is bent on taking further market share from the European Union and United States with a new attempt to crack what have traditionally been its most difficult destinations.
(Paragraph four of this Nov. 15 story has been corrected to make clear that Nordzucker offer is "non legally-binding.")
* Glencore dominates tender, sells all but one cargo
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PARIS/HAMBURG A continuing lack of rain in Europe has slowed sugar beet harvesting as farmers struggle to lift the crop from parched soil, which could further shrink yields this year.