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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: Key weeks for cocoa crop development

Cocoa futures remain near the top end of their past three-year range, awaiting proof that approaching African mid-crops have had enough recent rain to end drought threats and turn large numbers of flowers and young pods into a decent harvest.

Cocoa Price

Weekly Review: Is over 15¢ sugar’s new normal?

Sugar has had less help from energy markets recently, firming ideas that Brazil will switch more of its cane crush from ethanol to the sweetener. 

Sugar Cane Sugar

Weekly Review: Coffee ponders next move

Recently weaker coffee futures failed to maintain a partial rally, despite hitting three-week highs at one stage.

Coffee Arabica

Weekly Review: Rapeseed retreats despite tighter supply

Weakening palm and soy oil prices, still ample supplies in Canada’s commercial pipeline and transport blockages to export ports saw Winnipeg canola futures relinquish another chunk of their recent rally.

Rapeseed Price

Weekly Review: Weaker demand outlook continues to depress palm oil price

Back in January it was suggested India’s switch to Indonesian palm oil might see other customers seeking more from Malaysia – a trend that could be encouraged in palm’s many price-sensitive developing country markets by its oil becoming the cheaper of the two.

Palm Oil Price

Weekly Review: US soy oil stocks build as crush rises

January’s record monthly US soy crush made a supportive headline but masked the pileup of oil product stocks with processors – oil reaching a 22-month high.

Soy Price
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