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Rising output to help Aussie sugar exports hit 8-year high

US staff see a rise in Australian sugar output in 2015-16 - albeit not as large an increase as that forecast by Canberra officials

ADM sees 'tremendous opportunities' in EU sweeteners
The US ag giant buys Tate & Lyle out of most of a European corn processing tie-up, seeing corn-based sweeteners emerge as winners of sector reforms
Hedge funds record-bearish ag bets 'may spur' price support
Hedge funds hike their net short in ags to a record high, driven by negative bets in grains. But will this herald a sharp reversal in positioning?
ABN slashes forecasts for coffee, sugar prices
The bank says that, with processors' warehouses "full", coffee futures may fall further. But wheat prices could see a revival
Thai sugar exports to reach all-time high
Thai sugar exports and production will reach new highs next year, despite low-global prices and "intense competition"
Drought, frost, euro weakness spur Illovo to warn on profits
Shares in the South African sugar group drop after it forecasts earnings below market expectations, and warns of worse to come
Dreyfus backs idea of rising Brazilian sugar output
Louis Dreyfus sees sugar output in Brazil's key Centre South rising by up to 2m tonnes, in the latest of a series of more upbeat forecasts
Soft vs grains gap emerges as hedge funds cut bearish ag bets
Hedge funds reduce their bearish positioning in major ag contracts overall. But the shift hides a gap in thinking on softs compared with grains
Suedzucker shares tumble as cautions on profits again
Europe's biggest sugar refiner highlights an "unsatisfying sales revenue environment" for both sugar and ethanol
Currency weakness to revive Ukraine as sugar exporter
Astarta Holding, the country's top sugar producer, says that "2015 will be the year of export expansion for Ukrainian sugar"
Sugar futures extend rally to 10%. But can it last?
Sugar futures extend their revival from last week's six-year low, as demand and Brazil weather ideas spur hedge funds to cover some short positions
Cocoa, coffee better placed than grains for price revival
Macquarie is downbeat on grain price prospects, feed grains such as corn especially. But it offers hope for softs - even as sugar extends its recovery
Hedge funds lift bearish ag bets - against seasonal trend
Hedge funds raise their net short on US-traded ags to the second highest ever. Are they vulnerable to being caught out by a spring scare?
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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