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Cotton futures hit one-year low amid fears for Chinese demand

Cotton futures take to 6% losses in a week, after a key report upgrades world stocks, citing slow US exports and "worsening" Chinese dynamics

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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
US cotton sowings to rebound this year - but not by much
US farmers will plant extra cotton, at the expense of grains. But the increase will not be as large as some investors expect, the NCC says
Indian cotton exports seen lower, as crop hopes trimmed
A pest and drought-hit crop, farmer hoarding, and ideas of slower demand from overseas lead the US to cut Indian cotton export forecasts
China to lose, to Vietnam, top rank among cotton importers
China's imports will fall even further than previously thought thanks to the price competitiveness of polyester, the ICAC says
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
Corn to win out against soybeans in 'race for dirt', says SocGen
US corn sowings will be steady this year, while soybean sowings fall, while cotton sowings will be sharply up thanks to strong prices, the bank said
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
Chinese cotton imports fall, as inventory drawdown looms
Chinese cotton imports were down nearly 30% in December, as markets wait to hear if the government will attempt to draw down its huge stocks
Uzbekistan targets 10% cut to cotton output
A drive for increased food production will cut cotton production in the world's 5th ranked producer
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
Pakistan cotton crop problems boost demand for US exports
The US sees strong cotton export sales, while China readies for another attempt to sell down its swollen inventories
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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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