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FO Licht backs ideas of drop in Brazil CS sugar output

The group foresees a drop in Brazilian Centre South sugar output in 2015-16, which industry officials say has begun early for some mills

Ag prices 'may rebound', after hedge funds turn most bearish ever
Hedge funds sell heavily in ags, opening up the biggest net short position on record. But will this herald a recovery in prices?
Commerz lowers coffee, sugar price forecasts
The bank cites weakness in the Brazilian real. However, its forecasts still leave room for prices to recover
Legal threat rattles Suedzucker investors
Shares in Europe's top sugar refiner drop after it confirms lawsuits, after being fined last year following a price fixing probe
Adecoagro kicks off early for Brazil's new cane crush season
The corn-to-cotton grower, in which George Soros is the top investor, says it has already begun its 2015-16 cane crush, and is boosting capacity
Cosan raises doubts over Brazil's ethanol-to-sugar switch
Brazil's top cane crusher sees its sugar output rising, while ethanol production stays flat - contrasting with expectations for the industry
Softs look better bet than grains, says SocGen
The bank cuts forecasts for coffee and sugar prices, but to levels above the futures curve. However, wheat values look poised to stay under pressure
Hedge funds cut bullish bets on ags to second lowest on record
Sugar, coffee, soybeans and grains are in the firing line as hedge funds cut further their net long position in agricultural commodity derivatives
Crops the worst bet among commodities, says Goldman
Crop futures will extend their decline, the bank says, downgrading coffee and sugar price forecasts. But livestock values will hold firm
Hedge funds cut bullish ag bets at fastest pace in 20 months
Hedge funds cut their net long position in ags to the smallest since August 2013. In coffee, they turn net short. Sugar sees a record selldown
Rains put Brazil CS on course for record cane harvest
Agroconsult lifts its estimate for cane output in Brazil's key Centre South region to a level well above that from other forecasters
Grains, sugar lead drop in food prices to lowest since 2010
Improved Brazilian cane crop prospects and "very strong" cereals stocks weigh on food prices, more than offsetting a boost from reviving dairy values
Hedge funds resume bearish swing in ag bets
Coffee, grains and sugar sustain the bulk of selling pressure and hedge funds, for the seventh time in eight weeks, cut their net long in ags
Sugar futures - will 2015 bring an end to their losing streak?

Sugar futures have fallen for four years in a row, pressed by a succession of world production surpluses. Can they perform better in 2015?

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