Crude oil fell on the speculation the spreading Europe’s crisis will slash demand. Germany auctioned its debt yesterday and it was considered a disaster as there was a significant lack of demand for the government bonds, reinforcing concerns about Europe’s economy. The US economy also showed sings of slowdown. January futures for crude oil dropped $2.25 to $95.76 per barrel before trading at $96.45 on NYMEX.
Sugar prices declined on the outlook for higher supply from Brazil. Luis Pogetti, chairman of the Copersucar SA, predicted that production will go up to 34 million metric tons in Brazil’s Center South next year. India is also expected to add to the global supply. March contract for delivery of raw sugar fell 1 percent to $0.2321 per pound on ICE after reaching $0.2316 — the lowest level since June 2.
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