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China ditches Thailand rice deal

Source: Financial Times, 4th February 2014

Move follows Thai corruption probe into government grain subsidy scheme and represents a blow to Bangkok as it tries to reduce stockpiles of rice

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China ditches Thai rice deal

Source: Financial Times, 4th February 2014

Move follows Thai corruption probe into government grain subsidy scheme and represents a blow to Bangkok as it tries to reduce stockpiles of rice

Read the full article on FT.com

Coffee jumps on hot weather worries

Source: Financial Times, 3rd February 2014

After being depressed over the past few years, coffee is among the top performers after Brazil experienced the hottest month on record in December

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SGX proposes changes to benchmark SICOM Rubber

Singapore, 29 janaury 201J

Singapore Exchange (SGX) celebrates the 20th Anniversary of its global benchmark SICOM Rubber Futures this year, on the back of multiple records achieved in 2013.

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Cocoa bulls take over as supply tightens

Source: Financial Times, 28th January 2014

Rising demand from emerging markets as taste for chocolate grows make cocoa one of the few commodities expected to see demand overtake supply

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New initiatives to help increase cocoa yield

Source: Financial Times, 22nd January 2014

There is talk of a 1m tonne shortage in 2020

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Euronext Launches Rapeseed Complex

Paris, 22 January 2014

Euronext, a wholly owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange Group (NYSE: ICE), today announced that it will launch a combined Rapeseed derivatives complex by the end of 2014, offering the industry both Rapeseed meal and Rapeseed oil futures and options in individual contracts, subject to all relevant regulatory approvals. The launch also expands the Euronext commodities offering to cover the bio-diesel sector as it allows European mineral oil participants to hedge their bio-diesel price exposure.

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China axes cotton stockpiling programme

Source: Financial Times, 20th January 2014

Country drops stockpiling programme that has seen it run up an outsized hoard of cotton, pledging to switch to a subsidy system for cotton farmers this year

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A Glimpse at What Farmers Are Planning for 2014

Washington, Janaury 2014

DTN Survey: Corn producers in the United States harvested nearly 14 billion bushels in 2013, a record. But after several years of increasing prices due to growing world demand, a federal ethanol mandate, drought and other factors, farmers of corn, wheat, soybeans and other commodities might be looking at a much different market landscape in 2014.

Read more: A Glimpse at What Farmers Are Planning for 2014

Sugar prices look to test 15 cents level

Source: Financial Times, 16th January 2014

India agrees to subsidise exports to cut the country’s sugar mountain, now at nearly 9m tons, but that’s not what the world’s sugar producers need

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