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Sweet or sour? The forecast ups and downs of the Australian sugar industry

Wilmar International and MSF Sugar's announcements that they will no longer export through Queensland Sugar Limited is likely to have a significant impact on the Australian sugar supply chain - but it's not all bad news for the sugar industry, according to IBISWorld.

Companies abandon sugar collective

FOLLOWING Singapore-based Wilmar Sugar's decision to exit the QSL export system, Thai-owned MSF Sugar and Chinese-owned COFCO have also confirmed their intention to withdraw from single-desk marketing arrangements.

Announcement rocks sugar growers

QUEENSLAND'S sugar industry is descending into crisis, with a third milling group announcing it will end its association with the state's peak marketing body.

Jamaica's weighs using sugar for energy or rum

Jamaica's sugar industry aims to produce 3.5 million tons of cane by 2018, Jamaica Cane Product Sales GM Karl James told the Gleaner Friday.

First consignment of sugar from Azerbaijan arrives in Kyrgyzstan

First consignment of sugar from Azerbaijan arrives in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek (AKIpress) - First consignment of sugar from Azerbaijan has arrived in Kyrgyzstan... You are trying to access paid-for content on our website. We charge 190 som for the access to this news article. Using your personal account in AKIpress system please register or sign in to access this news article.

Swaziland: Sugar Strikers Win Pay Increase

Striking workers at Swaziland's Ubombo Sugar Company have won a 10 percent pay increase, despite suffering intimidation by the Swazi Army and state security forces.

Taxpayer funded sugar tax lobbyists 'refuse transparency'

The Taxpayers' Union is slamming a group of public health campaigners running a consultation process' on sugar taxes and limitations on sugary drinks for claiming official endorsement while at the same time refusing to adhere to the Official Information Act on privacy grounds.

Sugar industry crucial for people

THE sugar industry is crucial for people in the Northern Division and its important they consider it very seriously.

Khon Kaen Sugar Industry

KSL posted a 2Q14 (Feb-April 2014) net profit of Bt627m, up by 47% QoQ and 7% YoY. Stripping out a Bt10m profit from investments in derivative instruments for the quarter, core profit would be Bt617m, up by 44% QoQ and 62% YoY. The results were in line with our estimates and the street. The effect of lower-than-expected sugar sales volume was offset by a lower cost-of-sales and lower SG&A expenses than modeled.

Inmates to harvest sugar cane

INMATES from the Fiji Corrections Service earned about $200,000 from harvesting sugar cane last year.

Guv optimistic on sugar industry amid Afta

NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Maraon Jr. said Monday that the sugar industry should not worry about the upcoming implementation of the Asean Free Trade Agreement (Afta) because it would make the industry more efficient to be able to compete with other countries.

Mill woes, ethanol to limit Brazil's sugar revival

Brazil's sugar production, and exports, will not for at least another two years challenge their record highs set two seasons ago, the International Sugar Organization believes although ethanol output may jump.

SD's sugar exports to EU to increase by 3%

SWAZILAND'S sugar exports, mainly to the European Union (EU) could increase by about 3% percent to 385 000 metric tonnes (MT).

Two-week long sugar industrial action

Striking sugar workers will return to work today after a sweet deal was reached on Friday between the Food and Allied Workers' Union and Sugar Manufacturing and Refining Employers Association (SMREA).

Sudan Sugar Production Expected to Reach 1, 200,000 Tons by 2016

Khartoum - Sudan's sugar production is expected to reach 1, 200,000 tons in 2016, as against current production of 800 thousand tons, the Minister of Industry, Al-Semaih Al-Siddiq said at a radio forum yesterday. Regarding rise of cement price, the minister said six cement factories are operating in the country, investing $1.6 billion, producing 3.5 million tons. Said factories are faced with problems of energy cost increase which reflected on cement prices, said the minister. He, however, described the current price per ton as has been fixed by cement dealers under the pretense of the increase of value added.

Belize sugar to face competition from sugar beet in 2017: CEO Alpuche

Since the Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) / American Sugar Refining (ASR) and representatives of the local sugar cane farmers met more than 2 months ago, on March 28, to continue negotiations on a quantum payment for bagasse, there has been a lull in bagasse talks that is, until this Friday, June 6, when both parties, along with the Sugar Industry Control Board, acting as mediator, should resume consultations.

Sustainability of sugar industry to be under severe strain - SSA

SWAZILAND Sugar Association (SSA) Chief Executive Officer Mike Matsebula says the sustainability of the sugar industry will be under severe strain for the next few years.

Modern sugar mill starts operation in Central Java

PT Gendhis Multi Manis (GMM) has officially started operating a new sugar mill in Blora, Central Java. The mill is touted as among the most modern in the country, with a production capacity of 600 tons of sugar per day.

Fawu declares new sugar dispute

Johannesburg - Days after a wide-ranging sugar sector strike was resolved, the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) on Sunday said it had declared a new dispute.

We need clearer targets on sugar

New research from Which? has highlighted that sugar levels can be surprisingly high in some ready meals

Sugar strike ends

Johannesburg - The strike in the sugar industry has ended after a settlement agreement was reached on Friday, the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) said.

U.S sugar refineries hike prices again as supplies tighten

NEW YORK, May 29 (Reuters) - Three U.S. sugar refiners, including Domino Sugar and Imperial Sugar, have this week raised refined sugar prices by up to a third, as supplies tighten and U.S. regulators consider imposing duties on Mexican imports.

Zimbabwe: Tongaat, Workers in Salary Wrangle

JOHANNESBURG Stock Exchange-listed Tongaat Hulett's Zimbabwe operation Triangle (Pvt) Ltd is embroiled in a row with its sugar cane cutters in the sugar growing Lowveld region, to whom it is allegedly offering "slave wages" at a time the company has posted profits.

Sugar cane growers object to market changes

Globalisation could be the saviour for Australian agriculture, but fear of the unknown is holding farmers back from reaping the rewards, according to former head of the ACCC.

Take those anti-sugar stories with a pinch of salt

IT WOULD be a notable feat to have avoided the low-carb, high-fat diet debate that has cut a swathe through popular notions of health and weight loss.

Targetting all four diseases in sugar beet

Targetting all four foliar diseases of sugar beet Cercospora, powdery mildew, rust and Ramularia - could result in higher yields and better returns for sugar beet growers. Dr Dominic Lamb of Gowan points out that fungicides will protect against a range of damaging diseases, delay leaf loss and help to retain green leaf into the autumn, which will boost sugar yields and growers returns. With longer campaigns, the benefits of a well-timed and robust fungicide programme of two or three treatments will mean that the crop will have a stronger and greener canopy, which add to yield day by day.

Swazi King Third Richest in Africa

King Mswati III of Swaziland is Africa's third wealthiest monarch with a personal fortune of US50 million, even though more than 65 percent of his 1.3 million subjects are forced to scrape by on less than $1.25 a day, according to new data published by Forbes magazine.

Tanzania: Local Sugar Industries Need Protection

THERE has been a notion that privatisation of local sugar industries 20 years ago has failed to meet the intended objectives in making the country self-sufficient.

Sugar industry mourns bitter loss of Gopinath Munde

PUNE: The sugar industry is ruing the loss of Gopinath Munde, the sector's most powerful voice in the Cabinet after the exit of Sharad Pawar, as the politician born in a cane-harvesting community who rose to become a sugar baron had been uniquely placed to take up the issues of millers and workers or resolve conflicts.

Sugar strike rages on as wage talks falter

The multibillion-rand sugar industry is still reeling from an indefinite strike which enters its second week. More than 5 000 workers in the sector, the majority from KZN, and Mpumalanga have been on strike since last week, in the first strike in 17 years.

Sugar workers still striking for 11.5% increase

DURBAN - The strike by sugar industry workers could end soon if the parties agree on terms.

Sorghum sugar signals sweet success

A joint project between Queensland and Chinese researchers to derive sugars from sorghum could result in extraordinary social, economic and environmental benefits for future generations.

Jamaica wants more sugar production

Jamaica has called on stakeholders within the sugar industry to ensure that productivity is significantly increased to enable the country to take advantage of the regional market for raw and refined sugar.

Sugar talks encouraging: Fawu

Talks between employers and employees in the sugar industry are encouraging, the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) said on Tuesday.

Sugar strike: Settlement seems likely

Johannesburg - Talks between employers and employees in the sugar industry are encouraging, the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) said on Tuesday.

Western Sugar seeks meeting following death, fines

LOVELL, Wyo. (AP) -- Western Sugar is seeking an informal meeting with state regulators to review $71,000 in fines it faces for safety violations in connection with a death at the cooperative's Lovell facility, its director of shareholder relations said Thursday.

South Africa Sugar Workers March at Remgro TSB to Support Strike

A South African union leading the sugar industry's first pay strike in 17 years, is staging a march at offices of Remgro Ltd.'s TSB Sugar unit and may extend the stoppage to other companies.

Sugar refiners' shares rise on expected govt measures

Reuters Market Eye - Shares in sugar refiners rise sharply on expectations that the new government would push ethanol blending in petrol and increase the import duty on the sweetener to support local prices, several traders said.

DA weighs hiked US quota sugar supply

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is still assessing if the country will have enough sugar production to accommodate US government's need for additional sugar quota given higher local demand amid a projected flat growth in sugar production this year.

Sugar sector pay talks under way

Johannesburg - Talks between employers and strikers in the sugar industry are being held at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Monday.

CCMA takes up sugar industry row

JOHANNESBURG Talks between employers and strikers in the sugar industry are being held at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) yesterday

Sugar sector pay talks under way

Johannesburg - Talks between employers and strikers in the sugar industry are being held at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Monday.

Striking sugar workers march at TSB offices

Johannesburg - A South African union leading the sugar industry's first pay strike in 17 years, is staging a march at offices of Remgro's TSB Sugar unit and may extend the stoppage to other companies.

Kyrgyzstan to consider Mongolia's proposal on joint sugar production

Kyrgyzstan has reached agreement with Mongolia to consider the proposal of the Mongolian side on joint production of sugar in Kyrgyzstan and its further export to Mongolia.

To help sugar sector, talk of mixing ethanol with petrol

NEW DELHI: The government is once again trying to ride on the back of the auto sector to pull the sugar industry out of the slump, which has been induced by a bumper cane harvest.

Another Rossi death shocks sugar community

The far north Queensland community is mourning the loss of another sugar industry stalwart, Bob Rossi junior, only weeks after the death of his father, Robert Rossi OAM.

Nicholls professor receives award

The director of two internationally renowned sugar industry education programs at Nicholls State University was honored for his work in Toronto last week.

Sugar's way forward: (Other proposals 2 & 3) privatization and devaluation'

The call for the privatization of GuySuCo is probably the most widely recognized and indeed contentious proposal ever put forward for the future of the sugar industry. This call always evokes intense political controversy, if only because sugar workers are widely perceived as one of, if not the leading political constituency for the ruling PPP/C administration. Not surprising therefore, it is well nigh impossible to assess this proposal outside of a contentious context.