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Abares lifts cotton price hopes, as stocks seen shrinking again

Abares boosts its forecast for global cotton prices by 10%, as it sees demand outstripping supply for the second year running

Hedge funds' short-covering spree in corn 'may have further to go'
Hedge funds may face pressure to take some, unprofitable, bets in corn. In softs, some funds throw lose their nerve on cocoa, sugar too early
Cotton prices tumble, as hopes of increased US exports are dashed
The USDA leaves its cotton export forecast unchanged, where markets were expecting prospects to be boosted
Hedge funds hike bets on ideas of coffee, hard wheat supply squeezes
Hedge funds cut bullish ag bets to a four-month low. But that disguises positioning for US cotton damage, and tightness in hard wheat supplies
SocGen warns on coffee prices, as futures hit 18-month high
The bank, flagging "high enough" coffee stocks in the EU and US, foresees an arabica price retreat. It is more upbeat on sugar, cotton futures
Indian cotton output to recover slower than expected
Production in the world's top grower will increase only negligibly this year, as sowings fall to a 7-year low
Hedge funds flee tumbling cattle market - but not fast enough
Hedge funds return to cutting bullish ag bets, led by soy, wheat and livestock. But many retained long bets cattle as prices headed for a 5-year low
ICAC lifts cotton price hopes - even as futures lose a little buoyancy
The ICAC lifts its cotton price forecast, as it cuts world stocks expectations. Still, the futures market is focused for now on a US hurricane
Rabo upbeat on cotton prices, but flags double threat to palm futures
Reviving Malaysia output, and a weak discount to soyoil, threaten palm oil prices, Rabobank says. It is downbeat on softs too - bar cotton
Grain markets' lurch lower catches hedge funds off guard
Funds turned less bearish in grains - just before prices tumbled. They are well out of the money in soybeans. Indeed, is a fresh wave of selling nigh?
Turkish cotton demand rises, as textile industry modernises
Turkish textiles are winning market share in Europe, after political upheaval hits Middle Eastern and Black Sea markets
Hedge funds resume selling in ags, led by corn, cotton, hogs
Hedge funds, for the eighth week in nine, cut their net long in US-traded ags. Still, improved sentiment on cocoa and wheat limits the damage
West African cotton production to surge
US officials see the West African cotton crop up 24% year on year, thanks to better weather conditions
Cotton futures - will they outperform again in 2016?

Cotton is of the few top commodities to rise in price over 2015, helped by lower output and China restraint selling stocks. Will it gain in 2016 too?

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