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06/12/2012| 06:47am US/Eastern
Cocoa Demand Outlook Encouraging Mainly Due To Emerging Markets-ICCO
The outlook for cocoa grindings in the current season seems encouraging despite an unfavorable economic environment, the International Cocoa Organization said Tuesday, mainly due to relatively strong demand growth in emerging markets.
Thailand Sugar to Play Increasing Role in Asean by 2015 -LMC Executive
BANGKOK--Thailand will have significantly better opportunities to export sugar to neighboring countries by 2015, when members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations act on commitments to reduce tariffs to achieve a single-market system, an executive at the United Kingdom-based consultancy LMC International said Tuesday.
ICE Raw Sugar May Be 17c-18c/Lb Late 2012 -Macquarie Brazil Executive
BANGKOK--New York raw sugar futures will likely stay in a 17 cents-18 cents range toward the end of this year, Macquarie Brazil Managing Director Carlos Murilo B. de Mello said Tuesday.
Central Cameroon May Cocoa Beans Size Remains Consistent - Industry
YAOUNDE, Cameroon--The size of cocoa beans produced in Cameroon's second main cocoa-producing Center Region and exported through the port of Douala in the month of May were virtually unchanged, in comparison with April's output, eight quality controllers in Douala told Dow Jones Newswires Tuesday.
Liberia Closes Ivory Coast Border As Attacks Toll Rises
UNITED NATIONS (AFP)--Liberia closed its border with Ivory Coast on Monday as the death toll from an attack on United Nations peacekeepers and villages rose to 18, diplomats said.
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