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John Buckley

John is a long-time analyst of agricultural and soft commodities markets worldwide. He is a former Editor of The Public Ledger, an Informa publication
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Weekly Review: Brazil and India remain sugar trend-setters

Sugar sentiment remains dominated by the two biggest players, Brazil and India, both offering some mutually offsetting news in the past week.

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Weekly Review: Origin pricing plans again support cocoa

Is the market coming round to the view that cheap cocoa does need to get a fairer price to safeguard future supply?

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Weekly Review: Weather premium lifts ailing coffee price

A well sold coffee market has been exposed to any mildly bullish news and the past week has been obliging in the form of a reported dry weather threat to Brazil’s flowering of the 2020 crop.

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Weekly Review: Weather turns less favourable for canola harvest

Drifting canola prices received support mid-week from reports of wet weather starting to slow down the Canadian harvest and threatening possible quality downgrades.

Rapeseed Demand

Weekly Review: Palm trade still worried about exports

Palm oil prices held up well this week for a market moving into its peak production period amid a slowdown in the export trade upon which the lion’s share of consumption depends.

Palm Oil Demand

Weekly Review: Late frost may rescue US soy crop

Soy, like corn, could be promised a better than expected crop as weather turns highly favourable at the tail end of a challenging season.

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