MEIJI Holdings Co, Japan's biggest chocolate maker, will buy more cocoa beans from Latin America to increase output of premium products after selling twice as much of its up-scale THE Chocolate...

[ABIDJAN] Abundant rain mixed with sunny spells last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa-growing regions boosted prospects for the upcoming main crop in the world's top producer,...

[ACCRA,Ghana] The cocoa regulators of the world's two biggest producers are in talks with the African Development Bank about a US$1.2 billion loan that will be used to increase output and...

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RAW sugar futures on ICE fell to the weakest level in nearly three months on Thursday last week, turning lower on chart-based selling, while cocoa and coffee joined larger commodity markets in moving...

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US wheat and corn futures fell on Friday last week for a second straight session as traders liquidated long positions ahead of a US holiday weekend, and following a fund-driven rally seen as lacking...

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CHICAGO Board of Trade (CBOT) grains futures settled slightly lower on Friday, extending losses in agricultural markets following quiet trade ahead of the Christmas holiday.

A MASSIVE zebu cow lumbered out of the tropical forest in Ambanja in the north of Madagascar carrying a heavy cartful of cocoa pods destined to become some of the most expensive chocolate in the...