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India: Sugar exporters to meet on Monday to evolve strategies to boost exports
DATE 27Oct 2018

Over 400 sugar producers and intermediaries are congregating here on Monday to evolve strategies to boost India’s sweetener exports in the current crushing season which began in October. The government in March 2018 had allowed 2 million tonnes of sugar exports under the Minimum Indicative Export Quota (MIEQ) to be executed by September. But, given… Read More »

New Zealand: Auckland’s landmark Chelsea sugar works opens doors to public again
DATE 27Oct 2018

After two decades, Auckland’s landmark Chelsea Sugar Factory is opening its doors again, allowing to see the famed “sugar mountain”. Since tours of the sugar works stopped in the 1990s, people have seen the “distinctive” pink building and wondered what was happening behind the closed doors, Bernard Duignan, general manager New Zealand Sugar Company, says. “This is us saying… Read More »

USA: The market’s Trump sugar high is wearing off
DATE 27Oct 2018

President Donald Trump is learning why his predecessors didn’t brag too often about the stock market: If you own it on the way up, then you also own it on the way down. Trump hasn’t had much to brag about this week, with stocks falling on four out of five days, including Friday, when the Nasdaq… Read More »

Philippines: Coke back in MassKara Festival after sugar industry lifts ban
DATE 27Oct 2018

Coca-Cola Philippines has returned to one of the country’s biggest festivities, the MassKara Festival, after the sugar industry leaders lifted the boycott on its products in Negros Occidental. “We’re honored to be back in the MassKara. We were part of the MassKara for 40 years and that’s why that was a bit of a set… Read More »

Guyana: Agriculture on the backburner
DATE 27Oct 2018

It has become distressingly obvious, as the 2020 oil production deadline draws inexorably closer, that the current administration has placed agriculture squarely on the back burner. This assumption can be easily made as there have been no significant positive developments in the agricultural sector driven either by government policy or by government intervention to date.… Read More »