Philippines: Anti-trust body says reviewing URC acquisition of Batangas sugar mill
DATE 28Aug 2018

The Philippines’ anti-trust watchdog said on Monday that it is still studying Universal Robina Corp.’s (URC) planned acquisition of a sugar milling company located in Batangas. URC disclosed last week that it would acquire Roxas Holdings Inc. (RHI) subsidiary Central Azucarera Don Pedro in the town of Nasugbu.

Kenya: Company sues to free seized sugar over excess yeast
DATE 28Aug 2018

Landmark Freight Services Ltd, through senior counsel Tom Ojienda, wants the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) stopped from destroying more than 100,000 bags of sugar seized at its warehouse in Mombasa.

India: Sugarcane arrears to farmers by pvt sugar mills in Hry crossed Rs 200 cr
DATE 28Aug 2018

Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala today claimed that sugarcane payment arrears to farmers by private sugar mills in Haryana have crossed Rs 200 crore, saying the state government has “no concern” for their problems.

India: Sugar’s bitter aftertaste
DATE 28Aug 2018

“Sugar solves a lot of problems,” says Abra Stone, the psychic girl in Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep (2013), the sequel to his celebrated novel, The Shining (1977). Indians seem to agree. What else explains the country’s distinction of being the biggest consumer of sugar in the world? India also happens to be the second-biggest producer… Read More »

UK: Bottle Caps Made from Sugarcane
DATE 24Aug 2018

United Caps and Braskem have announced that they have collaborated to deliver to the market greener bio-sourced plastic caps and closures made from sugar cane as an addition to the UNITED CAPS product portfolio. “Braskem is pleased to be working with UNITED CAPS to bring their more environmentally sustainable greener closure solutions to the caps… Read More »