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West Africa stranglehold overshadows hopes for cocoa output rebound

Cocoa production will recover strongly in 2016-17, and edge ahead of demand for the rest of the decade - as long as West Africa stays stable

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Changes in cocoa output map boost vulnerability to weather setbacks
The raised reliance of world cocoa output on West African mid crops, and Ecuador, has lifted weather risks, Armajaro Research says
Hedge funds prefer hard wheat to soft, coffee to cocoa, cattle to hogs...
Hedge funds, having spent months betting on gains in soft commodity prices and losses in grains, focus on spreads within ag sectors
Expansion into palm oil's 'new frontier' snags on land muddles
"Several" palm groups, squeezed for space in Asia, are buying in Peru. But land mix-ups, underlined by a cocoa dispute, are marring progress
Commerz sees cocoa, coffee, sugar price rallies going into reverse
The bank raises price forecasts for all three commodities, but to levels below the futures curve - even as sugar prices hit a four-year high
Hedge funds' short-covering spree in corn 'may have further to go'
Hedge funds may face pressure to take some, unprofitable, bets in corn. In softs, some funds throw lose their nerve on cocoa, sugar too early
Hedge funds hike bets on ideas of coffee, hard wheat supply squeezes
Hedge funds cut bullish ag bets to a four-month low. But that disguises positioning for US cotton damage, and tightness in hard wheat supplies
Cocoa futures tumble, on threatened resale of Ivorian exports
Cocoa futures hit a seven-month low on news that Côte d'Ivoire may cancel up to 250,000 tonnes of exports, and put them back on the market
Hedge funds flee tumbling cattle market - but not fast enough
Hedge funds return to cutting bullish ag bets, led by soy, wheat and livestock. But many retained long bets cattle as prices headed for a 5-year low
Cote d'Ivoire cocoa prospects 'much more favourable' for 2016-17
.... the ICCO says, even as it cuts its estimate for output this season, and warns on quality too. However, for Brazil, weather worries remain
Rabo upbeat on cotton prices, but flags double threat to palm futures
Reviving Malaysia output, and a weak discount to soyoil, threaten palm oil prices, Rabobank says. It is downbeat on softs too - bar cotton
Grain markets' lurch lower catches hedge funds off guard
Funds turned less bearish in grains - just before prices tumbled. They are well out of the money in soybeans. Indeed, is a fresh wave of selling nigh?
Hedge funds resume selling in ags, led by corn, cotton, hogs
Hedge funds, for the eighth week in nine, cut their net long in US-traded ags. Still, improved sentiment on cocoa and wheat limits the damage
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