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Sugar output deficit 'won't be enough to rally prices'

With sugar supplies ample, the world production shortfall forecast for 2015-16 won't take the pressure of prices, Rabobank says

Sugar prices to fall in real terms over next decade
The UN sees growing supply and saturated demand weighing on prices out to 2024
Hedge funds wrong-footed by wheat price surge
Hedge funds cut their net short in many grains - but not wheat - ahead of the price jumps late last week. In softs, livestock they turned more bearish
Coffee, sugar, wheat markets to feel most heat from El Nino
Rabobank issues a further caution over Australia's wheat harvest prospects, citing El Nino, which may prove a big factor for coffee, sugar prices too
Sugar output drop in key Brazil region tops 1.0m tonnes
Sugar output in Brazil's Centre South region extends its decline, as mills turn cane into ethanol instead. Sugar prices drop nonetheless
Sao Martinho favours sugar over ethanol - despite price outlooks
The Brazil cane crusher sees ethanol prices rising, while sugar values stay subdued. But it is to buck the industry trend and favour sugar anyway
Rabobank cautious on soy rally, and coffee rout
The recent Corn Belt downpours won't buoy soy futures for long, according to the agricultural lender, which is less downbeat over coffee, wheat
Hedge funds return to extending bearish ag bets
Corn, sugar and livestock are targeted as speculators raise their net short in US agricultural commodities. But soybeans prove more in favour
Ceres pulls back from 'challenging' Brazil bioenergy market
The biotech firm is shifting its focus toward food production crops - cutting jobs in Brazil, where it is looking for fresh funds too
Pacific rains allay El Nino fears - for now
A strong start to the Indian monsoon, and much-needed rains in Vietnam and Australia, are easing El Nino fears. But will it last?
Sugar futures hit six-year low as ANZ adds to pressure
Sugar futures close at their lowest since 2009, as ANZ joins a throng of negative commentators, seeing "little reprieve" likely for prices
Hedge funds slash bearish ag bets at quickest rate in 15 months
Hedge funds cut their net short position in the top US-traded ags to the lowest in three months. But has this opened to door to fresh grain selling?
Biosev sees higher cane output and sugar prices
The world's second-ranked cane processor sees potential boosts from a rising cane crush and reviving sugar prices. But it issues a caution on ethanol
Have sugar futures found a floor at a six-year low?

Sugar futures staged some recovery from a low reached in 2009. But there are, numerous, doubts that any revival can last

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