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Listen: Sugar in the time of coronavirus

With commodities weakening on the back of the coronavirus epidemic and the oil price crash, Robert Beaman of S&P Global Platts talks to sugar specialists Nicolle Monteiro de Castro and Beatriz Pupo about the impact on the Brazilian sugar market. 

Brazilian sugar has been in the news following February’s reversal of fortunes in Brazil’s Center-South region, which saw sugar prices starting to pay producers better than ethanol for the first time since 2017. 

Joined by global manager Piero Carello, the team investigates the impact on the Brazilian sugar and ethanol markets and looks at the global context of these changes.

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