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Commodity Strategy - Coffee: Key Ratio To Remain In Robusta's Favour For Now - JUNE 2016

Americas June 2016 / Global / Industry

Arabica coffee prices will trade sideways to higher over the coming months as the Brazilian harvest commences and worries mount over Vietnam's supply, boosting the prices of robusta, a key substitute. A stronger-than-expected Brazilian real will also keep prices supported. However, a balanced market will prevent a significant rally higher.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Favourable Consumer Outlook: Higher-Demand For Protein Foods - JUNE 2016

Asia Pacific June 2016 / Asia / Industry

Asia Pacific will become one of the world's fastest-growing meat and dairy markets on the back of growing demand for protein foods. Higher consumer spending will fuel rising demand for high-value products, while growing populations will boost consumption levels.

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Market Strategy - Global Commodities Strategy - JUNE 2016

Europe June 2016 / Global / Industry

Revelations on the scale of the speculative bubble in commodities trading in China have reinforced our view that the pace of commodity price gains in the year-to-date will not be sustained. Metal prices will be dragged most by a crackdown on speculative commodities trading by regulators. We expect oil prices to continue outperforming (see below for more detail) and are generally positive towards commodity prices on a multi-quarter basis.

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Industry Trend Analysis - SSA Sugar: Regional Trade To Support Production Opportunities - JUNE 2016

Middle East & Africa June 2016 / Africa / Industry

Sub-Saharan Africa holds great potential for growth regarding sugar production, particularly Ethiopia. Sugar producers will benefit from increased spending among the region's growing middle class, especially in East Africa. Over the coming years, most of the growth in sugar exports from SSA countries will be achieved by exporting on the regional market rather than overseas.

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