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Cotton prices hit 11-year high on possible India export ban

Drought in U.S. threatens yields even as demand recovers

A slump in cotton production has spurred top exporter India to suspend import duties and consider an export ban.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Cotton prices have soared to their highest levels since May 2011 as concerns grow over a possible export ban by top exporter India and a severe drought hitting U.S. yields.

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