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

Food price fears as US warns on crop yields

Source: Financial Times, 9th November 2010

The spectre of inflation loomed over agricultural markets after the US slashed key crop forecasts and warned of shortfalls in grains.

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US warning sparks food price fears

Source: Financial Times, 9th November 2010

The spectre of inflation hit agricultural markets after the US government slashed key crop forecasts and warned of shortfalls in key grains.

Read more: US warning sparks food price fears

ABF reports sweet profit but sour time ahead

Source: Financial Times, 9th November 2010

British shoppers, along with African and Chinese buyers of sugar, helped drive Associated British Foods' revenue up 10 per cent to £10.2bn ($16.3bn) for the year to September 18, but the Twinings tea to Primark group cautioned of tougher conditions ahead.

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Agriculture - an investment theme worth harvesting?

London, 9 November 2010

ETF Securities today publishes a report on the significant price movements agricultural products have experienced recently. The report looks at investment trends, themes and potential implications for the agriculture industry. Specifically, the report focuses on corn, wheat, cocoa, soybeans, sugar, coffee and cotton.

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US warning sparks food price fears

Source: Financial Times, 9th November 2010

The spectre of inflation hit agricultural markets after the US government slashed key crop forecasts and warned of shortfalls in key grains.

Read more: US warning sparks food price fears

Sugar back at 30c: What Next?

London, 9 November 2010

Sugar prices are once again back at 30 year highs. Despite early hopes for a rebound in production in the 10/11 season the balance sheet remains fragile as the growth in production has been insufficient to enable stocks to be re-built. With physical sugars trading at a premium to the futures market buyers are facing even higher prices than they did during February.

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Thai floods send rubber to record high

Source: Financial Times, 8th November 2010

The price of natural rubber, the raw material used in tyres, condoms and gloves, has surged to an all-time high after the worst floods in decades hit Thailand, the largest producer.

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Orange juice soars as Brazil crop falls short

Source: Financial Times, 3rd November 2010

Orange juice prices reached their highest point in three years after a government agency in Brazil, the world's top producer, said the orange crop would fall.

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ADM fails to exploit wheat ban

Source: Financial Times, 2nd November 2010

Archer Daniels Midland's profit fell by nearly a third in the latest quarter after it was wrong-footed by the Russian wheat crisis last summer.

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Record World Cotton Prices and High Volatility

London, 2 November 2010

International cotton prices continued to rise steeply in October. On October 11, the Cotlook A Index broke the previous record of 119.4 cents per pound established in April 1995, and continued to rise in the following weeks, reaching 147 cents per pound on October 27, 2010.

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