Cocoa prices surge on Ebola fears

The deadly Ebola virus spreading through West Africa is sparking fears in the market that supplies of cocoa, one of the region's top exports, could be disrupted.

Prices for the key chocolate ingredient have surged by over 6% this week and are closing in on a three-year high on mounting concerns that the outbreak will reach the Ivory Coast or Ghana, which produce about 60% of the world's cocoa. No cases have been reported in either.

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