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ABN upbeat on cocoa, coffee prices, more cautious on sugar

The bank says "bullish arguments for coffee have increased" and flags the potential for cocoa market upset from Ivory Coast elections

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Cocoa prices to get boost from farmer hoarding
Cocoa supplies will be squeezed as farmers in the Ivory Coast hold onto stocks ahead of an expected hike in farmgate prices in October, Ecobank says
Olam restructuring bears fruit
The agribusiness giant has unveiled rising profits in a time of falling commodity prices, thanks to a focus on high-margin products
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
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
Cocoa prices poised for new highs, amid industry shake-up
Cocoa prices are poised for new highs ahead of next year's growing season, while Ivory Coast groups are lobbying for a greater share of cocoa exports
Hedge funds caught out by ag price retreat
Hedge funds extended bullish positioning on ags to a one-year high - only for prices to fall. And further price declines may be "warranted"
European cocoa demand tops expectations, despite high prices
Cocoa grinding in Europe rose despite rallying prices, while Commerzbank sees cocoa rising further
Crops - bar coffee - worst bet among commodities, says Goldman
Agricultural commodity prices are to fall notably over the next year, in contrast to energy, base metals, Goldman said
Cocoa setbacks take shine from firm Barry Callebaut sales
The group outperforms in chocolate manufacturing. But its cocoa unit struggles against the lowest processing margins in at least eight years
Funds' swing bullish on ags raises fears of price 'headwinds'
Official data confirm a record shift positive by hedge funds in positioning on US-traded ags. But has that sapped potential for further price gains?
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