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Sugar woes mean more Brazil cane mill closures

Sugar merchant Czarnikow and industry group Unica highlight financial hardship in Brazil's sugar sector, despite differing outlooks for 2015 cane

World Bank cash erodes Dreyfus stake in Biosev
A World Bank fund invests \$47m in the cane giant, returning it to compliance with stockmarket rules, if giving only a small boost to its balance shee
India 'to back' fresh sugar export subsidy
The world's second-ranked sugar exporter will likely risk the wrath of the WTO by reinstating subsidies on shipments, a leading broker says
Hedge funds hike bullish bets on ags - even as oil retreats
Hedge funds turn net long in Chicago wheat for the first time since June, and hike positive corn and soy bets. But livestock markets see a sell-down
Sugar price dips, despite halving in Brazil output
Brazilian sugar output tumbles, as cane harvesting for many mills reaches a premature close. Still, a drop in the real to a 9-year low hurts prices
Abares hikes sugar price hopes, as output falters
The Australian bureau lifts its forecast for sugar prices above the futures curve, as it reduces its estimate for the world production surplus
Hedge funds 'pantsed' in bearish shift on ag bets
Hedge funds cut bullish positioning on ags at the fastest pace since July - and may wish they had held firm on bets on the likes of corn and soybeans
Oil rout prompts cuts to SocGen ag price forecasts
Societe Generale lowers its estimates for prices of the likes of corn, cotton and sugar - the second downgrade in 10 days for some crops
Coffee prices to hit 3-year high - if buyers get more gusto
Price Futures says more enthusiasm is needed from roasters if coffee is to hit the heights suggested by Commerzbank, which is also upbeat on sugar
UN flags potential for rebound in food prices
Food prices have fallen to a four-year low, weakened by tumbling dairy and sugar values, the UN say. However, the likelihood of a recovery has risen
Green Pool sees return to sugar deficit in 2015-16
The Australia-based analysis group, citing a further drop in Brazil, forecasts a bigger world sugar output deficit next season than the ISO expects
Live cattle prices 'have best prospects among ags'
Rabobank says live cattle futures will set fresh record highs next year, and is upbeat about cotton and sugar prices too - but cooler on coffee
Cotton 'best bet' among crops, and soybeans worst
Societe Generale cuts its forecast for cotton prices, but to levels above those investors are factoring in. The outlook for soybeans is not so rosy
Brazil sugar's 'sudden death' arrives - too late to lift prices

Brazilian Centre South sugar output slumps, as the impact of persistent drought takes hold. But futures show little reaction

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