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

China to become top corn importer in 2020

Source: Financial Times, 23rd April 2014

The country’s rising dominance as a buyer as well as its presence as a trader in grains will increase its influence in the global agribusiness sector.

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Archer Daniels Midland abandons sale of cocoa unit

Source: Financial Times, 15th April 2014

The agribusiness is looking to sell its chocolate factories after a dispute over price scuppered the sale of its cocoa division to Cargill

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ADM abandons sale of cocoa unit

Source: Financial Times, 15th April 2014

The agribusiness is looking to sell its chocolate factories after a dispute over price scuppered the sale of its cocoa division to Cargill

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ADM abandons sale of global cocoa unit

Source: Financial Times, 15th April 2014

Agribusiness had been in final talks to sell $2bn cocoa unit to Cargill but disagreement over price has seen the group opt instead to sell chocolate factories

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Batista faces claims of insider trading

Source: Financial Times, 13th April 2014

Regulators claim the Brazilian tycoon hid problems at his now-bankrupt company from investors and used Twitter to manipulate the share price

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Ample stocks mute platinum strike effect

Source: Financial Times, 7th April 2014

The price has fallen only 2.2 per cent since the unrest began in January, despite a loss of 10 per cent of annual mined platinum production

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Stocks help platinum resist strike effect

Source: Financial Times, 7th April 2014

The price has fallen only 2.2 per cent since the unrest began in January, despite loss of 10 per cent of annual mined platinum production

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FAO Food Price Index rises sharply

Rome, 4 April 2014

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 212.8 points in March 2014, up 4.8 points, or 2.3 percent, from February and the highest level since May 2013. Last month’s increase was largely driven by unfavourable weather conditions affecting some crops and geopolitical tensions in the Black Sea region. Overall, except for the FAO Dairy Price Index, which fell for the first time in four months, all the other commodity price indices registered gains, with sugar and cereals increasing the most.

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Traders turn optimistic on commodities

Source: Financial Times, 3rd April 2014

After a tough 2013, when prices of major commodities fell amid concerns about global financial health, the mood this week among delegates at the FT Commodities Global Summit about the world economy was cautiously optimistic

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Big traders turn optimists on commodities

Source: Financial Times, 3rd April 2014

After a tough 2013, when prices of major commodities fell amid concerns about global financial health, the mood this week among delegates at the FT Commodities Global Summit about the world economy was cautiously optimistic

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