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Commerz cautious on cocoa, coffee, sugar prices

The bank issues forecasts for cocoa, coffee and sugar forecasts largely below the futures curve, saying supply fears may have been overdone

Cosan stockpiles sugar too as cane yields fall
Brazil's top sugar and ethanol group echoes rival Sao Martinho in hoarding sugar in expectation of cane damage bringing higher prices ahead
Sao Martinho hoards sugar foreseeing price revival
Sao Martinho's sugar output rises, but sales fall, as the Brazilian group stockpiles the sweetener in expectation of recovering prices
Brazil sugar output drops, as mills preserve cane
Sugar output from Brazil's key Centre South region slows sharply, in part thanks to rain, but also as mills brace for a drop in cane supplies
Cotton, sugar lead hedge fund pessmism on ags
Hedge funds cut further bullish positioning on ags. They turn net short on cotton and sugar, more than offsetting less dismal positioning on grains
Steep sugar futures curve 'to get more extreme'
The discount of spot sugar futures to the next-in contract is at the biggest in six years - and will get larger still, ED&F Man says
Brazil woes to bring end to sugar price weakness
Sugar futures, which hit a five-month low on Tuesday, are poised to recover - lifted by a cocktail of Brazilian tonics, says Macquarie
Hedge funds close to most bearish ever on wheat
Hedge funds lift bets on wheat price dips to the second highest ever, and are notably downbeat on cotton too - dynamics ironically seen helping prices
Rabobank ditches hope of corn futures regaining $4
The bank cuts expectations for corn, soy futures to levels below the futures curve. But it upgrades coffee, and foresees cotton, sugar price revivals
ANZ downbeat on cotton, sugar - but not on beef
The bank foresees "no reprieve" for cotton prices, and is cautious over dairy and sugar values too. But the outlook for beef prices is "very strong"
Livestock futures to underperform crops - Goldman
The bank lifts forecasts for cattle prices, but to levels below the futures curve. Indeed, livestock markets' outperformance of crops is to reverse
Hedge funds 'close to exhausted' in selling wheat
Hedge funds turn more bearish on agricultural commodities again. Is there appetite for more selling? Questions are raised over cotton, sugar, wheat...
Worst over for grains rout. Sugar prices to rise
ABN Amro foresees potential for buoyancy in corn and soybean prices, but especially in sugar - once a revision to Brazilian forecasts is passed
Sugar prices - can they break their losing streak in 2014?

Sugar prices fell in 2013 for a third successive year, depressed by a further season of production surplus. Will 2014 bring an end to the downturn?

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