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Sugar price gains on weak Brazil output forecast

Unica, in first forecasts for 2014-15, sees sugar output in Brazil's Centre South falling faster than some had expected, as cane mills favour ethanol

ABF sugar profits tumble, with more weakness ahead
The tea-to-grain trading group cautions over further setbacks to its European sugar operations. But a strong performance in clothing cheers investors
El Nino to cut Thai sugar output - but not exports
The weather pattern will dent cane yields in Thailand, the second-ranked sugar exporter. But, unlike in top-rated rival Brazil, shipments will grow
Corn leads retreat in hedge fund optimism on ags
Hedge funds cut their bullish bets on a agricultural commodities for a second week, as shares revive in popularity. Corn sees the biggest selldown
US officials cautious over Brazil's cane harvest
US officials prove downbeat on prospects for Centre South cane production, citing low levels of replantings besides drought damage
Talk of HFCS replacing sugar in EU 'far from true'
US officials dismiss ideas of European sugar reforms sparking a boom in demand for isoglucose, the equivalent of America's high fructose corn syrup
EU to join Brazil as key driver of sugar prices
Europe's revised sugar regime will give it a huge range of potential output prospects - making it a swing factor matched only by Centre South Brazil
Hedge funds end 'record' ag commodity buying spree
Hedge funds cut their net long position in agricultural commodities for the first time since January, taking profits - and lifting bets on price falls
Goldman negative on ags, despite El Nino, Ukraine
Ag commodity prices are in for a 10% drop, Goldman says, terming "extremely unlikely" sanctions on Russian grain exports even as Ukraine tensions grow
Brazil to lift sugar output despite drought damage
Brazil's key Centre South region will raise cane and sugar production despite drought damage, Conab officials say, highlighting a rise in area
Suedzucker shares plunge on 'huge' profit warning
Shares in Europe's top sugar producer suffer their worst-ever tumble after it warns that profits will fall below half market forecasts
Hedge funds' bullish spree on ags tests 'record'
Hedge funds for a ninth successive week raise their bullish positioning on agricultural commodities, matching the longest streak since at least 2006
Corn, wheat 'bullish' bets. But not coffee, sugar
Phillip Futures, citing ethanol and weather, rates corn and wheat top picks among ag commodities. But coffee futures may see a "downward correction"
Sugar prices - can they break their losing streak in 2014?

Sugar prices fell in 2013 for a third successive year, depressed by a further season of production surplus. Will 2014 bring an end to the downturn?

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