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Iran scrambles to lift petrochemical sales as sanctions hammer oil

12 Jun 2019

LONDON/DUBAI/SAO PAULO Iran has been racing to step up exports of petrochemicals and tap new markets to compensate for sliding oil sales, Iranian and international industry sources said, but now risks losing that crucial revenue as Washington tightens the screw on sanctions.

Brazil to let mills sell ethanol directly to gas stations

04 Jun 2019

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO The Brazilian government on Tuesday paved the way for ethanol makers to sell the fuel directly to gas stations, by passing a resolution to boost fuel industry competition, although additional legislation is required to bypass fuel distributors.

UPDATE 1-Brazil to let mills sell ethanol directly to gas stations

04 Jun 2019

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, June 4 The Brazilian government on Tuesday paved the way for ethanol makers to sell the fuel directly to gas stations, by passing a resolution to boost fuel industry competition, although additional legislation is required to bypass fuel distributors.

Rains seen hampering coffee, cane harvest in Brazil, but will cease soon

03 Jun 2019

SAO PAULO Ample rains in most of the sugar and coffee areas in Brazil this week are expected to bring harvest operations to a halt, but forecasts indicate precipitation will pause at the end of this week and a prolonged dry period will follow.

UPDATE 2-Brazil's Copersucar sees sugar trade flow reaching equilibrium in 2nd half

30 May 2019

PIRACICABA, Brazil, May 30 Brazil's Copersucar, the world's largest sugar merchant, expects global trade flow of the sweetener to reach equilibrium between supply and demand in the second half of 2019, which could lead to a price recovery, a top company official said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Brazil to drop WTO sugar case against China

22 May 2019

SAO PAULO, May 21 Brazil will no longer seek a panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to investigate China's sugar trade policies, the Brazilian government said on Tuesday, smoothing commercial relations with its top trade partner.

Brazil farmers struggle for internet signal as tech floods sector

21 May 2019

SAO PAULO Brazil's lack of reliable internet accessibility in rural areas is an increasingly critical problem for its farmers, as more agricultural equipment arriving on the market is built to be updated online to work at full capacity.

Brazil corn ethanol industry booms as cereal's output nears 100 mln T

20 May 2019

SAO PAULO, May 20 The news back in 2014 of a group of investors launching a project to build Brazil's first ethanol plant based 100% on corn raised eyebrows in a country that had invented a national ethanol program entirely based on sugarcane.

Brazil cane mills swing back to ethanol as sugar recovery fizzles

08 May 2019

SAO PAULO, May 8 Brazilian cane mills appear to have scrapped plans to boost sugar production this year, reverting to a heavy focus on ethanol in a shift from the start of the year, according to millers and analysts.

Brazil cane crush gathers pace after slow start; yields rising

07 May 2019

JABOTICABAL/GUARIBA, Brazil, May 7 Brazil's new sugar and ethanol season has gained speed after a slow start to cane crushing, and initial production data from the fields indicate that volumes could be in the higher end of analysts' forecasts.

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