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Changing farm preferences causing Indian seeds to sprout

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Changing farm preferences causing Indian seeds to sprout

By RJ Whitehead

India’s seed industry is predicted to be worth Rs10,700 crore by 2015, according to a study by the Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham), corresponding to a 50% increase on the current value.

More regulation bad for energy drinks and Tassie's love for Oliver

Australasia in brief

More regulation bad for energy drinks and Tassie's love for Oliver

By Edited by RJ Whitehead

A round-up of the big stories hitting Australasia. Today: industry responds to greater energy drink regulation, Aussie 'roo meat to return to Russia, maternal obesity likely to result in overweight children and Tasmanians hoping for Jamie Oliver...

Jacob de Lichtenberg, head of Aktiefokus China

INDUSTRY VOICES: HEAD OF AKTIEFOKUS CHINA, JACOB DE LICHTENBERG

Carlsberg signals Chinese strategy shift and 'Top 3' ambition

By Jacob de Lichtenberg

For Chinese beer market followers, one of the most interesting developments over the last fortnight was Danish brewer Carlsberg’s announced strategy shift and expressed desire to acquire one of the nation's top three domestic brewers.

Last FDI hurdle defeated and cricketers like it spicy

India in brief

Last FDI hurdle defeated and cricketers like it spicy

By RJ Whitehead

A round-up of the big stories hitting India. Today: upper house quashes last challenge to FDI in retail, minister says he has no plans to raise tax on edible oil imports, premium food is big on growth and how England's cricketers are too 'finicky'.

Dole sale nears completion, president moves to Itochu

Dole sale nears completion, president moves to Itochu

By RJ Whitehead

It seems like the sale of Dole's worldwide packaged foods and Asia fresh business to Itochu is almost complete, following an announcement that the American fruit major's president will be joining Itochu to run the company's new acquisitions.

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