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    1. June 22, 2016

      The corn shortage that Brazil really can’t afford

      As Brazil staggers from one political crisis to another, a severe corn shortage is threatening its agricultural sector,...

    2. June 21, 2016

      Milder La Niña forecast for commodity markets

      The La Niña weather phenomenon forecast to develop later this year will not be as strong as that of 2010-12 when severe...

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    1. June 16, 2016

      Commodities stage broad retreat on economic worries

      Global economic growth fears gripped commodity investors on Thursday, depressing oil, industrial metals and grain...

    2. June 16, 2016

      Consumers face roasting from rising peanut prices

      European peanut fans face a potential roasting by the end of the year as a shortage of groundnut hits global markets....

    3. June 13, 2016

      Bullish gold and agricultural bets rise as oil wavers

      Investors’ appetite for gold and agricultural commodities helped lift overall bets on rising commodity prices by 20 per...

    4. June 12, 2016

      Cargill and Bunge refuse to cut ties with palm oil trader

      Cargill and Bunge, two of the world’s largest agricultural commodity traders, are refusing to cut ties with a leading...

    5. June 7, 2016

      Brexit fears fray nerves of cocoa traders

      Can Brexit make a difference to the price of your bar of chocolate? Ask the cocoa traders who are on tenterhooks ahead...

    6. June 6, 2016

      Meat sector’s appetite sparks scramble for soya meal

      The market for soya meal is flashing signs of tight supply, helping propel commodities markets higher and boosting...

    7. June 6, 2016

      Hops harvest forecast to set a 7-year high

      Craft beer lovers can relax. This year’s harvest for hops, a vital source for flavour and aroma in beers, is forecast...

    8. June 2, 2016

      Perks of gourmet coffee boom elude growers

      When Jeremy Torz and Steven Macatonia set up Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, high quality bean roasters in the UK 15 years...

    9. June 1, 2016

      Can sugar extend its rally?

      The best performing commodity over the past 12 months is raw sugar, up more than 40 per cent. That is a sweet return...

    10. May 29, 2016

      Toxic algae drive up insurance costs for Chile’s salmon farms

      The Chilean salmon industry is set to be snared by leaping insurance premiums after toxic tides from a severe algae...

    11. May 26, 2016

      China plans sale of corn stocks

      China’s state grains reserves body will auction about 2m tonnes of old corn stocks and 200,000 tonnes of rice on Friday...

    12. May 26, 2016

      Palm oil battle spreads beyond ethical investors

      For years, concerns surrounding the palm oil sector’s environmental impact failed to reach beyond a limited group of...

    13. May 19, 2016

      Brazilian drought may perk up your instant coffee

      Any coffee drinker knows that there are many varieties of beans from around the world. But on the commodity futures...

    14. May 17, 2016

      Grains and oilseeds trade hits record volumes in 2014-15

      At grain terminals from Durban to Dalian, the world’s main ports have been busy as growing consumption from rising...

    15. May 12, 2016

      Delay in China potash deal raises doubts over contract’s future

      “Patience is a bitter plant, but it has sweet fruit,” according to an old Chinese proverb. After waiting months for an...

    16. May 10, 2016

      Sugar and coffee pushed by volatile Brazilian real

      Sugar and coffee prices are being swayed by the Brazilian real, which has been see-sawing on the uncertainty around the...

    17. May 10, 2016

      Indian farmers battle water crisis

      Shivanand Baswantpati’s pomegranate trees, once a steady source of income, lie withered and prone across his rocky...

    18. May 6, 2016

      Itochu profits fall 20% amid commodities rout

      Itochu reported a 20 per cent decline in net profit for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, in a sharp reversal for the only...

    19. May 5, 2016

      Chile’s salmon sector hit by toxic algae bloom

      It has been a torrid time for the Chilean salmon industry. After a challenging 2015 where it faced low prices in...

    20. May 4, 2016

      China releases pork reserves as prices of pigs fly

      Pork prices in China are at record levels even after Beijing pledged to decant some of its reserves on to the market...

    21. May 4, 2016

      Japan’s tuna imports fall as young prefer steak to sushi

      The Japanese are scaling back their raw tuna sashimi and sushi consumption as burgers and steak continue to gain...

    22. April 28, 2016

      Brazil’s political turmoil hangs over agricultural markets

      Corruption, conspiracy accusations and an impeachment battle — the turmoil surrounding Brazilian politics has not been...

    23. April 25, 2016

      China clamps down on commodities frenzy

      China moved to clamp down on excessive speculation in commodities on Monday after weeks of frenzied trading boosted...

    24. April 25, 2016

      Corn and soyabeans attract heavy investor buying

      Poor weather in South America and continued soyabean demand from China has attracted hedge funds and other investors to...

    25. April 22, 2016

      China speculators drive commodities rally

      Commodities from iron ore to aluminium have rallied this week driven by a sharp recovery in oil, signs of stronger...

    26. April 21, 2016

      Are the sweet days over for orange juice?

      In the 1983 Hollywood classic Trading Places starring Eddie Murphy, villainous commodity speculators, the Duke...

    27. April 19, 2016

      Chile: Turning copper into wine

      The bottles of Great Wall, Changyu and Dragon Seal wine line up like sentries on the shelf behind Cristián López as he...

    28. April 17, 2016

      Indonesia: Toiling over transition

      Swinging a machete, Achmad Pailkol hacks a path through his three-hectare plantation in Indonesia’s Maluku province....

    29. April 14, 2016

      China could face paper losses of over $10bn on its corn reserves

      The Chinese government could face paper losses of more than $10bn on its state-owned corn reserves as it shakes up its...

    30. April 13, 2016

      Cofco Agri eyes market listing by end of the decade

      Cofco Agri, the international trading arm of the Chinese state-owned food group, is looking to list on the stock market...

    31. April 12, 2016

      China corn exports loom as reserves bulge

      China could turn to overseas markets as it struggles to reduce its ballooning state corn reserves, according to a...

    32. April 7, 2016

      US farmers stampede into corn despite low prices

      US corn bins are well stocked, grain markets are in a funk and economists warn of struggles ahead for farmers. But Kent...

    33. April 6, 2016

      Fertiliser price declines hit M&A among crop nutrient groups

      As US farmers struggle with low agricultural prices and declining incomes, they can at least find some solace in...

    34. April 5, 2016

      Glencore nears $2.4bn sale of stake in agriculture business

      Glencore is close to the sale of a large stake in its agriculture business in a deal that would meet a pledge by the...

    35. April 4, 2016

      Corn planting confounds bull expectations

      In the week to March 29, speculators trimmed their net short positions in Chicago Board of Trade corn futures by 25 per...

    36. April 3, 2016

      New Sinochem chief Ning Gaoning makes his mark

      The new head of Sinochem, Ning Gaoning, has stamped his mark on the Chinese state-owned company with the purchase of a...

    37. March 31, 2016

      Iron ore leads first-quarter commodities rebound

      Iron ore is set to outpace other commodities in the first three months of 2016, finishing a volatile quarter up almost...

    38. March 30, 2016

      Chinese shell out for peanuts while US inventories at record high

      Stark disparities have appeared in two key peanut markets as the Chinese are shelling out more for the groundnut amid a...

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