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ISO lifts sugar deficit forecast, but sees no shortages

No shortages in physical supply next season says the ISO, as forecast deficit does little to eat into huge stocks

Western ag markets 'very volatile' as yuan devaluation assessed
China-traded ag futures end little changed, even amid the furore over the yuan move. But Western markets are swinging as investor thinking develops
Sugar prices may recover - in 2016-17, Sao Martinho says
The Brazil cane crusher, which is downbeat over prospects for sugar prices in 2015-16, flags the need for mills to maximise cash rather than profits
Sugar prices, at 8-year low, to stay weak, says Sao Martinho
... but the Brazilian cane crusher has adjusted its hedging strategy to make the best of the weak outlook - and the depreciating real
Green Pool lifts bar on estimates for world sugar output deficit
The consultancy cuts hopes for sugar output from Brazil, even as industry data show a July revival. Indeed, sugar futures stay mired near 6-year lows
Hedge funds caught out by grain price moves - again
Speculators, caught out in July by buying grains as prices tumbled, now look to have been too quick to sell. Still, they have made profits from softs
Sugar price revival falters amid Brazil currency warnings
Sugar futures give up nearly all the 2.4% gains they held in early deals, as commentators queue up to warn of further pressure from Brazil's real
Bloodied hedge funds return to ag selling with a vengeance
Hedge funds, having "astonished" markets with ill-timed buying of grains, join in the selling, extending it to softs and livestock too
Goldman upgrades Deere, as ags preferred to other commodities
Are ags different from other commodities for investors? The idea has gained support from the likes of Barclays, Goldman and JP Morgan
Hedge fund losses in grains mount, as contrary bet flounders
Hedge funds lifted bullish positioning in corn and soy even amid a drop in prices - which have continued to fall. Bets on sugar, cattle fare better
Import tariffs to keep EU biofuel industry 'stagnant'
Demand for biofuels in the EU will remain flat next year, the US government said, while used cooking oil will edge out rapeseed oil as a feedstock
Rabo lifts corn, soy price outlooks - reassures on coffee, wheat
The bank cautious over the threat to crop prices from a stronger dollar. But it is reasonably sanguine on prospects for many ags nonetheless
Brazil sugar downgrade looms, after rains slow cane harvest
Sugar futures recover from a contract low after industry group Unica heralds a cut to its forecast for output in Brazil's key Centre South region
Have sugar futures found a floor at a six-year low?

Sugar futures staged some recovery from a low reached in 2009. But there are, numerous, doubts that any revival can last

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