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Agriculture & Softs Commodity News | Commodities News – Wheat, Corn, Coffee

US corn price rebounds from 4-year low

Source: Financial Times, 17th July 2014

Analysts believe increase might be temporary after sharp declines this month driven by record harvests and favourable weather conditions

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ICE at pains to take cotton global

Source: Financial Times, 11th July 2014

The contract will be accepted several locations in the US and Australia – but Malaysia’s strict import requirements have become a sticking point

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FAO and Thomson Reuters Foundation to launch online food security information service

London, 9 July 2014

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the corporate charity of the world’s biggest news and information providers, is teaming up with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve global information and awareness on hunger and food-related issues including food production, food security, food waste, agriculture, land use, and malnutrition.

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Food Price Index falls for the third consecutive month

Rome, July 2014

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 206.0 points in June 2014, down 3.8 points (1.8 percent) from May and nearly 6 points (2.8 percent), below June 2013. Last month’s decline, which was the third in succession, was largely the result of a marked drop in cereal and vegetable oil prices, following further improvements in global production prospects. Although sugar and dairy quotations also edged lower, the falls were far less pronounced. On the other hand, meat prices held steady.

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Sun finally shines on commodities

Source: Financial Times, 2nd July 2014

Dow Jones-UBS index, which tracks commodity prices, delivered 7.1% return, outpacing US equities, 10-year Treasuries and high-yield corporate bonds

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A brand new weapon for Colombia’s coffee police

Source: Financial Times, 27th June 2014

Innovative technology is being used to fight the bean fraudsters who try to pass off cheap produce as premium

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Kozel to step down from Gulf Keystone

Source: Financial Times, 25th June 2014

Todd Kozel relinquishes CEO role at Gulf Keystone amid shareholder concerns over a collapse in its share price and scale of executive pay

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Big US harvest prospects weigh on corn

Source: Financial Times, 25th June 2014

On Monday the market for the most widely traded grain will face a further test when the government issues a pair of crucial supply and demand reports

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Meteorologists shift tone on El Niño

Source: Financial Times, 24th June 2014

Investors are holding their breath for news on how global weather conditions are likely to affect crop growth and agricultural commodity prices

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Cocoa deficit puts squeeze on chocolate

Source: Financial Times, 23rd June 2014

Growing demand from the new middle classes in India, China and Russia and weak production growth is sending manufacturers scrambling for supplies

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