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IFF opens new flavors facility in Guangzhou, China

IFF Opens New Flavors Facility in Guangzhou, China

By Elaine WATSON

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has opened a new flavors facility in Guangzhou, China, as part of a $100m investment in Greater Asia as it looks to increase its presence in emerging markets. 

Cadbury to face tough questions over so-called “phantom factory” scam

Indian investigation

Cadbury to face tough questions over so-called “phantom factory” scam

By RJ Whitehead

Almost exactly a year ago, Cadbury India was showing off its position as the country’s fourth most admired company, according to Fortune magazine; but today the chocolate major is preparing to fight accusations from tax authorities that it had deliberately...

Nufarm says goodbye to two major deals in just three months

Australian crops

Nufarm says goodbye to two major deals in just three months

By RJ Whitehead

Nufarm’s rocky start to 2013 continues with the Australian manufacturer and distributor of crop protection products announcing the end of its second long-term deal with a global agricultural company in three months.

Heading to the polls with new genetic horn test for cattle

Australian research

Heading to the polls with new genetic horn test for cattle

By RJ Whitehead

The transition to a polled cattle herd–or one without horns–could soon be even faster with a new, highly accurate poll gene marker test from Australia that is due to become available this year.

Key United Spirits brands (Picture Copyright: Diageo)

United Spirits: India regulator gives green light for $2bn Diageo deal

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The Indian Competition Commission (CCI) has approved Diageo’s purchase of a 53.4% stake in United Spirits (USL), saying that the £1.28bn ($2.04bn) purchase may boost the nation’s premium spirits market and improve consumer choice without jeopardizing...

Jacob de Lichtenberg, Head of Aktiefokus China

INDUSTRY VOICES: GUEST ARTICLE, HEAD OF AKTIEFOKUS CHINA, JACOB DE LICHTENBERG

Carlsberg mulls potential $1.2bn China M&A move in Chongqing

By Jacob de Lichtenberg

After a quiet beginning to 2013, M&A activity is heating up in China’s beer market, as Carlsberg said on Monday it was considering upping its stake in Chongqing Brewery, intensifying the fight among global brewers for production assets there.

Fonterra unveils NZ$100m UHT processing investment

Fonterra unveils NZ$100m UHT processing investment

By Mark Astley

Fonterra will invest more than NZ$100m ($82.4m, €62.8m) in a new ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk and cream processing plant in New Zealand in an attempt to meet growing Asian demand for heat-treated dairy products.

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