NEW YORK/LONDON Brazil's Raízen, the world's largest sugar-making company, and Asian commodities trader Wilmar International are set to end their partnership in the global sugar trading joint venture RAW, four sources familiar with the process said.
LONDON/MUMBAI India's white sugar shipments have been brought to a near standstill by the coronavirus lockdown, depriving the global market of key supplies after a poor harvest in Asia's top exporter Thailand.
ABIDJAN U.S. customs authorities have asked cocoa traders to report where and when they encounter child labour in their supply chains in top grower Ivory Coast, three industry sources said, following calls from American lawmakers to ban some imports. | Video
NEW YORK/LONDON/BOGOTA Coffee importers in some of the largest consuming countries are stockpiling, bringing forward orders by up to a month to avoid shortages if supply chains are disrupted by coronavirus lockdowns.
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ABIDJAN/LONDON Adverse weather in West Africa could see cocoa output in Ghana, the world's second largest producer, fall short of consensus for a second year running, local traders and exporters told Reuters.
ABIDJAN/LONDON Adverse weather and hoarding in Ivory Coast could see sales of the top cocoa producer's largest export fall some way short of consensus, which could push global prices higher, traders said.
MUMBAI/LONDON Global sugar buyers are growing increasingly nervous as a much touted surge of Indian sugar exports has failed to materialise, with some mills reluctant to sell even as global prices trade near 2-1/2-year highs.
ABIDJAN/LONDONIvory Coast and Ghana's move to combat farmer poverty with a living income premium for their cocoa sales is being undermined by chocolate makers scaling down purchases and negotiating discounts on other parts of the price, sources said.
(This December 10 story has been corrected to change percentage to 57% in paragraph 3, and adds a clarification to the quote in paragraph 5.)