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Dryness remains a threat to world coffee output

OK, Brazil's arabica output is in for a strong rebound. But dryness lingers in robusta areas, and Colombia, Ethiopia, a top analyst says

Hedge funds wrong-footed by sugar price rebound
Hedge funds return to a net short position in ags, driven by bearish bets on cocoa and sugar, which more than offset better sentiment on corn, hogs
Brazilian coffee crop to rise overall, but robusta to fall
Terra Forte sees robusta production down, as dry weather persists in the main growing region
Hedge funds cover mass of grain shorts - sparking fears of price falls
Hedge funds return to a net long on US-traded ags, driven by a swing in grains. But has this created scope for fresh selling? Hogs attract buying too
Rabobank cuts ag price forecasts - but still leans bullish
The bank cuts hopes of wheat getting much above \$5 a bushel, and soybeans above \$9. But it is still sees gains for notably sugar and robusta coffee
Hedge funds cut bearish ag bets for first time in 2016
Hedge funds turn less downbeat on ags, particularly on grains and soy. But wheat misses out, leading to ideas of potential price support
Coffee, sugar futures to rise - but cocoa price outlook less rosy
ABN Amro sees "upward potential" for coffee and sugar prices, citing prospects of output shortfalls. But cocoa futures face a retreat
Starbucks sees retail coffee demand rise
The US coffee chain saw increasing demand over the last three months of 2015, with at-home coffee-making leading gains
Cocoa leads sell-off in softs, as Ghana data quicken rush for exit
Soft commodity futures, in which funds have long positions to liquidate, take a hit from a broad market sell-down. But cocoa fares particularly badly
Brazil's 2016 coffee crop could hit record high, officials say
Conab, in its first forecast for the world's top coffee harvest, sees it at least matching the second biggest ever, helped by "favourable" weather
Brazil coffee prices 'underpinned', despite improved crop hopes
Cepea says that Brazil's much-debated coffee inventories are, at last, running low, providing hope for support to prices
Robusta futures hit 5-year low, as Vietnamese exports soar
Exports from the world's top robusta grower jumped 59% in December, pressuring London markets
Hedge funds switch selling to softs, from soybeans and wheat
Funds retreat from a record bearish position on grains - hiking short bets in the likes of cotton, coffee instead. Still, corn stays out of favour
Arabica coffee futures - will their rout end in 2016?

Arabica futures proved among the worst ag performers last year, hurt by currency factors as well as reduced supply concerns. Will that change in 2016?

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