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Soy, sugar rallies wrong-foot Wilmar, which plunges into rare loss

The agricultural trading giant is to report its first loss in more than a decade, thanks to losses incurred on soybean and sugar bets

Hedge funds' sell-off in grains raises hopes for corn, wheat rallies
Hedge funds slash long bets on ags again. Is selling in grains now sated? Softs are still in demand, although cotton takes the lead from sugar
Sugar futures tumble on heavy Brazilian cane crush
Sugar production in the Brazilian cane belt more than doubled over the second half of June, thanks to drier weather
'Higher sugar prices here to stay,' says Czarnikow
The group lifts its forecast for the world sugar output deficit in 2015-16, and issues a relatively high forecast for next season's shortfall too
Hedge funds accelerate ag selldown - boding well for wheat prices?
Funds slash their net long in ags, focusing on grains, although even sugar sees a trim. But has the appetite for short bets on wheat reached its end?
Indian monsoon accelerates, boosting crop prospects
A monsoon deficit has swung into surplus, providing welcome moisture after two back-to-back droughts
UN cuts corn output forecast - as wheat prospects improve
Rising corn prices - along with a dairy recovery and a "surge" in sugar values - fuel the quickest rise in food prices in four years
Biosev breaks with rivals, and sells into sugar rally
The world's second-ranked cane crusher reveals it has "significantly increased hedge positions" in sugar - unlike many other producers
'Era of high ag prices quite likely over' - OECD, UN
Ag prices will over the next decade "stay below recent peaks", say the OECD and UN FAO. But dairy, ethanol and meal will outperform
Hedge funds quids in, as favouring softs over grains comes good
Hedge funds lift bullish bets on sugar, coffee ahead of further prices rises - and turn more bearish on wheat as values head for a multi-year low
Sugar markets bounce back after rains slow Brazilian crush
Lower-than-expected Brazilian cane crushing in the first half of June supported raw sugar prices
Arabica, sugar prices face a tumble - but not robusta, cocoa values
... says Commerzbank, seeing firm Brazilian output weighing on arabica and sugar values, while weakness in Africa's crop and sterling lift cocoa
Hedge funds cooler on grains - but in softs, bullish bets at 8-year top
Hedge funds cut their net long in grain derivatives, even before the volatility after the UK's Brexit vote. But they are increasingly exposed in softs
Sugar futures - can they extend their recovery in 2016?

The return to a world production shortfall has fostered a sharp revival in sugar futures from seven-year lows. Will the recovery continue?

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