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02.2018

FRANCE

The ten Tereos cooperatives to merge into a single one

Tereos cooperatives merge. The ten cooperatives constituting the Union of Tereos Cooperatives are to create a single Tereos cooperative.[more]

Category: Sugar Economy & Business

02.2018

ROMANIA

Pfeifer & Langen closes Oradea sugar factory in Romania

Pfeifer & Langen closes Oradea. Pfeifer & Langen’s sugar plant in Romania (in the western Bihor County) will shut down in May 2018, and its 200 employees will be laid off.[more]

Category: Sugar Economy & Business

02.2018

INDONESIA

Mithr Pol and Olam to jointly mill and refine sugar in East Java

Mithr Pol and Olam form joint venture. Thailand’s Mitr Phol Group invested USD100mn (€82.9mn) in the purchase of a 50% stake in the Cilacap (Indonesia) sugar refinery owned by Singapore-based multinational agri-business Olam.[more]

Category: Sugar Economy & Business

02.2018

THAILAND

Bangkok floats sugar price, revokes 70:30 earning-sharing system

Thailand changes sugar regime. The government has decided to let local price of sugar float in order to meet the World Trade Organization rules. It also revoked the 70:30 earning-sharing system between millers and farmers.[more]

Category: Sugar Economy & Business

02.2018

SPAIN

Acor profits from coupled payments and regional aid

High sugar prices improve results of Acor. The Spanish sugar cooperative reported €131.6mn in turnover for 2016/17, a 10.3% increase over the €119.36mn reported for FY2015/16. the profit before taxes of the cooperative amounted...[more]

Category: Sugar Economy & Business

02.2018

UNITED STATES

Does trehalose promote Clostridium difficile infections?

Trehalose responsible for infections? Increased use of trehalose to sweeten foods may have promoted the spread of virulent Clostridium difficile strains, which are responsible for the increase in deaths from antibiotic-resistant...[more]

Category: Starch & Sweetener News

02.2018

World sugar market: Bearish fundamentals take over again

World sugar market. Bearish fundamentals take over again. Raw sugar prices in NY plunged from 15.33cents/lb. at the beginning of the year to 13.17cents/lb. on January 22, while white sugar prices in London declined by 11.5% from...[more]

Category: Sugar Economy & Business

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