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Sugar refinery to be built in Almaty Oblast

A sugar factory with a capacity of 100 thousand tons per season will be built in Almaty Oblast.

Sugar refinery to be built in Almaty Oblast
The prices of gasoline, ethanol and diesel fuel are shown at a gas station at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro November 29, 2013.©Reuters/Ricardo Moraes
Despite rising demand, Brazil ethanol sector struggles

Hobbled by rising production costs and low prices, Brazil's ethanol sector is in crisis, with many sugar mills closing despite rising demand.

Despite rising demand, Brazil ethanol sector struggles
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Soft drink giants failing to stop land grabs: Oxfam

US soft drinks giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo must make their sugar suppliers act to stop so-called land grabs in countries such as Brazil and Cambodia.

Soft drink giants failing to stop land grabs: Oxfam
A sugar cane plantation. ©REUTERS
Brazil to produce more sugar, less ethanol

Brazil's sugarcane production will rise 6.5 percent this year but ethanol output will slump 5.22 percent as a greater focus is put on exporting sugar.

Brazil to produce more sugar, less ethanol
Landless Cambodians see nothing sweet in EU sugar deal
Landless Cambodians see nothing sweet in EU sugar deal

An EU scheme to boost trade with developing nations is fuelling land grabs in Cambodia, activists say, with thousands evicted from their property to make way for a booming sugar industry.

Landless Cambodians see nothing sweet in EU sugar deal

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