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Dateline Southeast Asia

Win a boy band: Thailand’s drinks draw silly season gets under way

By RJ Whitehead

As temperatures begin soaring in Thailand, pulses will also start racing among soft drinks buyers tantalised by the big name prizes on offer once again this season, including cars and opportunities to meet their favourite boy bands.

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The sugar tax conundrum currently playing out in Asian markets

By RJ Whitehead

With various emerging Asian markets now considering legislation or tighter regulation of sugar in soft drinks, one of the key issues of the regional beverage industry in 2016 might well be diminishing volume growth due to higher taxation, according to...

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This week Down Under

Soft drinks seeing surge in young Australian consumption

By RJ Whitehead

Good news for Coca-Cola Amatil. The bottler and distributor might have posted its lowest profit in eight years, but research figures suggest that consumption of soft drinks is increasing in a key segment of the Australian population.

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Dateline Southeast Asia

Soda tax could cost 120,000 Indonesian jobs

By RJ Whitehead

Sweetened drinks shouldn’t even be subject to excise duty, never mind an elevated sugar tax, according to the Indonesian drinks industry.

Kids with easy access to sweet drinks 5x more likely to overindulge

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Kids with easy access to sweet drinks 5x more likely to overindulge

By RJ Whitehead

Primary and secondary school students are five times more likely to be high consumers of sugar-sweetened drinks, such as soft drinks, if these drinks are available in their homes, according to a University of Sydney study published in the journal Preventative...

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