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Hedge funds won't lose their taste for sugar futures any time soon

Rabobank unveils a big upgrade to its sugar price forecast, as it sees the heavy speculative net long remaining in place

Sao Martinho to boost sugar output
The Brazilian producer will boost sugar capacity, just months after it downplayed the possibility of such a shift across the industry
Hedge funds prefer hard wheat to soft, coffee to cocoa, cattle to hogs...
Hedge funds, having spent months betting on gains in soft commodity prices and losses in grains, focus on spreads within ag sectors
Platts lifts estimate for world sugar deficit, amid waning Brazil hopes
The analyst sees demand far outstripping output in 2016-17, as worries grow over the second half of the Brazilian cane crushing season
Suedzucker hikes profits hopes - as 'element of fear' lifts sugar prices
Europe's top sugar refiner upgrades its full-year guidance, citing higher sugar prices - which top \$600 a tonne for the first time since 2012
Commerz sees cocoa, coffee, sugar price rallies going into reverse
The bank raises price forecasts for all three commodities, but to levels below the futures curve - even as sugar prices hit a four-year high
Hedge funds' short-covering spree in corn 'may have further to go'
Hedge funds may face pressure to take some, unprofitable, bets in corn. In softs, some funds throw lose their nerve on cocoa, sugar too early
Sugar futures soar to 4-year highs, ending market stalemate
After months of rangebound trade, sugar futures break higher, lifted by Brazil output fears and growing consensus of a huge supply deficit
Sugar futures rally, as rain slows Brazilian cane cutting
Wetness hampered sugar production in the Brazilian cane belt even more sharply than thought, Unica data show
ABF takes another step out of China sugar, with $500m cane arm sale
The group sells its Chinese can processing operation, after closing two beet plants there, amid growing talk of a sale of state sugar stocks
Hedge funds hike bets on ideas of coffee, hard wheat supply squeezes
Hedge funds cut bullish ag bets to a four-month low. But that disguises positioning for US cotton damage, and tightness in hard wheat supplies
SocGen warns on coffee prices, as futures hit 18-month high
The bank, flagging "high enough" coffee stocks in the EU and US, foresees an arabica price retreat. It is more upbeat on sugar, cotton futures
Hedge funds flee tumbling cattle market - but not fast enough
Hedge funds return to cutting bullish ag bets, led by soy, wheat and livestock. But many retained long bets cattle as prices headed for a 5-year low
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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