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North American cocoa grind hits near 2-year high

Cocoa processing in North America rose, following quality concerns over the West African crop

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European cocoa grinders pick up pace, as West African supplies tighten
A bean shortage in West Africa is slowing grinding there, allowing European facilities to take up the slack
Hedge funds accelerate ag selldown - boding well for wheat prices?
Funds slash their net long in ags, focusing on grains, although even sugar sees a trim. But has the appetite for short bets on wheat reached its end?
New York cocoa futures 'could offer buying opportunity too'
London cocoa futures may be getting the headlines, hitting a 38-year top. But sterling's plunge is not the only reason to buy, says Judith Ganes-Chase
'Era of high ag prices quite likely over' - OECD, UN
Ag prices will over the next decade "stay below recent peaks", say the OECD and UN FAO. But dairy, ethanol and meal will outperform
Hedge funds quids in, as favouring softs over grains comes good
Hedge funds lift bullish bets on sugar, coffee ahead of further prices rises - and turn more bearish on wheat as values head for a multi-year low
Arabica, sugar prices face a tumble - but not robusta, cocoa values
... says Commerzbank, seeing firm Brazilian output weighing on arabica and sugar values, while weakness in Africa's crop and sterling lift cocoa
Hedge funds cooler on grains - but in softs, bullish bets at 8-year top
Hedge funds cut their net long in grain derivatives, even before the volatility after the UK's Brexit vote. But they are increasingly exposed in softs
Brexit poll could be win-win for London cocoa traders
The UK EU referendum is neck-and-neck, according to pollsters. But cocoa traders might be smiling whatever the outcome
Hedge funds lift bullish ag bets to 2-year top - raising scope for selling
... helped by the biggest net long in soft commodities since 2008. But has hedge funds' enthusiasm only created ammunition for selling?
Ag sustainability growing in profile - but investment falling short
Adam Gibbon at Althelia Ecosphere tells the Agrimoney Investment Forum of the gap between ideas and investment in in ag sustainability
Commodity market rally 'still in early stages', says Hightower
"If you think you have missed the commodities move think again," influential commentator David Hightower tells the Agrimoney Investment Forum
Hedge funds hike bullish ag bets to 2-year high, amid 'inflow of money'
Hedge funds fuel a rally in ag prices to a 17-month high. The likes of corn, coffee and sugar are in demand. But does the buying bode ill for wheat?
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Cocoa futures - will they gain in 2016 for a fifth successive year?

Cocoa futures outperformed handsomely in 2015, helped by weather concerns over production. Will they post headway in 2016 too?

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