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

CFTC and traders clash on cotton verdict

Source: Financial Times, 20th August 2014

The assessment has been invoked by lawyers for Louis Dreyfus Commodities as it fends off a price manipulation lawsuit

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Brent hits 13-month low as supplies flow

Source: Financial Times, 13th August 2014

Price of Brent hits a 13-month low as markets continue to shrug off concerns about geopolitical upheavals around the world as supplies remain intact

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High hazelnut prices hit confectioners

Source: Financial Times, 13th August 2014

Surging prices in the nut that flavours many confections by companies such as Cadbury and Ferrero are adding to the pain caused by high cocoa costs

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FAO Food Price Index hits six-month low

Rome, 7 August 2014

The FAO Food Price Index decreased for a fourth consecutive month in July mainly due to a sharp decline in international prices for maize, wheat and certain oilseeds,  reflecting ample supplies for these commodities. 



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Unseasonal rains send coffee price higher

Source: Financial Times, 5th August 2014

Prices jumped last week as Brazilian coffee trader Terra Forte downgraded its crop estimate for this year, triggering a rush of buy orders

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Drought poses threat to almond supplies

Source: Financial Times, 3rd August 2014

An ‘exceptional drought’, which is pushing up the price of almond croissants, has cost California’s economy $2.2bn so far this year

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Costly cocoa no match for a sweet tooth

Source: Financial Times, 31st July 2014

Sales of chocolates and sweets are set to hit a record this year as middle class consumers in countries like India, China and Brazil indulge their sweet tooth

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Coffee jumps on Brazilian harvest worries

Source: Financial Times, 28th July 2014

Fresh concerns about next year’s crop caused by the damage to the coffee trees triggered fresh buying with ICE December coffee hitting a two-month high

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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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