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Will Ebola impact Cocoa price?

Ebola has largely been confined to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, which produce relatively smaller amount of cocoa. But Ivory Coast shares borders with these countries and the threat of the disease impacting the transportation has the world worried. Before

Is Cocoa running wild again?

Cocoa futures dipped in swaps-related dealings in light volumes but remained near last week’s 32-month peak, underpinned by expectations of a global deficit and concerns over weather and prospects for West African main crops. “There are concerns that weather, possibly

How will El Niño impact commodities in 2014?

Forecasters from the United States to Australia are strengthening predictions for the arrival of an El Nino in 2014, and Goldman Sachs Group this week listed palm oil among the crops that could be hurt. The events, which affect weather

Coffee and sugar futures soaring

Coffee and sugar futures soared on Friday on concerns that recent hot and dry weather in Brazil, the source of one-third of the world’s coffee, could crimp the output this year. Brazil had the hottest January ever and the least

Cocoa prices rise to 28-month high

Cocoa for delivery in March on ICE Futures U.S. rose as high as $2,933 a ton, the highest price for the most actively traded contract since Sept. 8, 2011. The trigger for the current price surge has been the sharp