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Fitch warns of 'raised risk' in Brazil cane sector

The ratings agency, noting financial troubles at two Brazilian sugar groups, puts credit ratings on four operators on "negative watch"

Dry weather revives Brazil's sugar output
Unica stands by expectations of a sharp drop in sugar production from Brazil's Centre South, despite a sharp pick-up in output this month
Sugar prices ease, despite 2015 fears for Brazil
Sugar output in Brazil's Centre South may dip again in 2015-16, Datagro says, dropping for a second successive year for the first time since the 1980s
India sugar imports to prove bigger than forecast
US officials lift expectations for Indian sugar imports, citing strong domestic consumption growth, encouraged by relatively high prices
Extent of hedge fund short-closing in ags revealed
Hedge funds raise bullish positioning on ags by more than 50,000 contracts, led by short covering. Bullish positioning on coffee hits a six-year high
Chinese sugar output to fall further than thought
US officials raise to 1.0m tonnes their forecast for China's sugar output drop. But imports will still fall, if less steeply than had been expected
Have hedge funds ended wave of selling in ags?
Hedge funds' net long position in ags stays stable for a fourth week, as selling in corn and soy is matched by less bearish takes on cotton and sugar
Triple whammy sends Brazil sugar output tumbling
A mixture of rainy weather, a run down in cane to cut, and a focus by mills on producing ethanol sends Brazilian sugar output sharply lower
Kingsman lowers forecast for world sugar deficit
The influential consultancy reduces its forecast for the global sugar production shortfall in 2014-15. But what does this mean for prices?
Rabobank cuts 3m tonnes from sugar supply hopes
The bank cuts a total of well over 3m tonnes from estimates for the world sugar supplies over this season and last. But prices will not pick-up - yet
Deutsche urges long bet in ags, especially cocoa
Deutsche Bank follows up supportive comments last week by recommending investors go long on ag commodities. Ebola gives an extra reason to back cocoa
ED&F Man urges caution over sugar price rally
The broker, forecasting another world sugar output surplus in 2014-15, says it is "difficult to foresee a sustained, unchecked bullish run" in prices
Drought to cut Brazil sugar exports to 6-year low
US officials reduce expectations for sugar volumes from the top exporting country. But prospects for Australia and Thailand have improved
Agriculture emerges as key Brazil election battleground

Dilma Rousseff's government gives a sweetener to Brazil sugar mills, as presidential rival Marina Silva counters her reputation as an enemy of farmers

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