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Thailand: Sugar output seen down seven percent, price lowest in decade
DATE 15Jul 2019

Thailand is expected to produce around 13 million tonnes of sugar in the upcoming growing season, down 7% from a year earlier, the country’s cane and sugar body said on Tuesday. Scant rainfall and decreased acreage in the world’s second-largest sugar exporter would cut cane output in the 2019/20 season, which begins around November, by… Read More »

India: To keep sugar export subsidies even as rivals complain
DATE 15Jul 2019

India will keep its sugar export subsidies despite complaints to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) from rival producers Brazil and Australia, though it will tweak how it provides them, four sources directly involved in the matter said. The export subsidies are designed to increase shipments from the world’s second-biggest sugar producer and reduce their brimming inventories.… Read More »

Brazil: Brazil escalates WTO dispute over India sugar subsidies
DATE 13Jul 2019

The Brazilian government said it had asked the World Trade Organization to establish a panel aimed at resolving its dispute over Indian sugar subsidies, according to a joint statement by the foreign and agriculture ministries. The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body is expected to take up Brazil’s request at its meeting scheduled for July 22, the… Read More »

India: TVS launches India’s first ethanol based bike
DATE 13Jul 2019

Chennai-based TVSNSE 0.56 % Motor Company Friday launched the country’s first ethanol-powered motorcycle TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 to help bring down crude imports and reduce air pollution. The special edition will be available in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh at Rs 120,000. TVS Motor Company Chairman Venu Srinivasan said, “Today, the two-wheeler industry is looking… Read More »

Uganda: Museveni Urges Millers to Grow Own Sugarcane
DATE 13Jul 2019

President Museveni has said sugarcane prices will continue going down because “there is nothing government can do” and advised millers to grow their own sugarcane. Mr Museveni was on Wednesday evening addressing journalists from Busoga Sub-region at Jinja State Lodge as part of his countrywide wealth creation tour. The President’s declaration follows a drop in… Read More »