Sugar
Tereos underlines industry scramble to exploit EU sugar shake-up
The world's third largest sugar producer sees a 25% surge in its beet volumes in its key French market, as the sector braces for quota removal
Abares slashes world sugar price hopes, citing raised output ideas
The official Australian crop bureau reverses to expect a rise in world sugar stocks in 2017-18, despite a cut to domestic output prospects
Hedge funds, wrong-footed by grains rally, 'swallow losses'
Hedge funds' surprising spring bearish spree on grain price falls appears to have led to losses. Still, many look in the money on sugar
Sucden offers sugar bulls, some, succour as prices hit 15-month low
The ag trading house raises its forecast for the world sugar output surplus, but is not too downbeat on prices - which hit a 15-month low
Ag price forecasters upbeat over soy, sugar - but not wheat
... according to a survey by FocusEconomics, which also flags an upgrade to hopes for corn futures. But forecasters lose optimism over cocoa
Commodities a top contrarian bet, says BofA Merrill Lynch
... after fund managers turn "underweight" on the sector at the fastest pace in seven years, amid waning hopes for economic growth
Hedge funds turn net short on softs for first time in two years
... provoking ideas, notably among sugar investors, of an easing in pressure on prices. Bullish betting on livestock hits a three-year high
'More bankruptcies likely' in Brazil sugar sector - Fitch
The world-leading sector faces further defaults, Fitch says, warning over tougher lenders, and as sugar price weakness is back in focus
Hedge funds near-record short on ags - spurring hopes for 'powerful rally'
Hedge funds lift bearish bets on ags to the second largest on data going back to 2006 - despite weather fears. Could this herald a price surge?
Biosev slows sugar hedging, seeing 'positive' price prospects
... even as sugar futures set a 15-month low. Biosev, the world's second-ranked sugar group, blames low prices on "short term" factors
SocGen 'positive' on corn price outlook, sees scope for soy gains
... and sees wheat prices "bottoming out" too. But the bank is wary on prospects for a sugar price revival, and on the arabica-robusta spread
Sugar futures plunge - even as ISO warns against price gloom
Sugar futures tumble 4%, hit by upbeat ideas for India's monsoon. The ISO forecasts output surpluses ahead, but flags tight stocks for now
'Important' hedge fund data lift hopes for slowdown in soy selling
Indeed, funds are already eroding bearish bets on cocoa. But in sugar, they have created scope for further sales. Are they too bullish on hogs?