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25 October 2016Star slips into the red

The reefer owner/operator posted a US$1.9m net loss in Q3, reducing year-to-date net income to US$4.6m.

25 October 2016Canary Island banana industry evaluates Morocco

The EU's largest banana industry is demanding exemption from import tariffs in order to boost trade.

25 October 2016China drives rise in Peruvian avocado exports

In the three years after Peru signed a bilateral trade agreement, avocado exports will have risen from zero to almost 40K MT, predicts the country's foreign trade bureau.

25 October 2016More is much less for Iranian fruit exports

Shipment volumes rose 179% year-on-year but showed a 72% decrease in value, according to the country's Trade Ministry.

25 October 2016Japan pushes banana trade for peace

A Japanese retail chain is to sign a major supply deal as part of an effort to support the Philippines' efforts to end a four-decade-long Muslim insurgency in the south.

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24 October 2016Rise forecast in South African stonefruit volumes

A normal stone fruit season is expected with prospects 'looking good' at this stage despite concerns regarding a cool spring and prolonged drought conditions.

24 October 2016Russia lifts ban on BiH fresh trade

Russia imposed a temporary ban on fruit and vegetables imported from Bosnia and Herzegovina in August this year.

24 October 2016Delays hamper Del Monte investment in Panama

The Panamanian Government says that there is an agreement in principle with the multinational to re-establish commercial banana production in Chiriqui.

24 October 2016Dole considers Kannapolis

The Kannapolis City Council is to hold a public hearing on whether to award the multinational a $100K grant to move its East Coast fresh fruit sales division to the city.

24 October 2016Filipino fruit shippers make ready for China opportunity

Exporters have started undertaking necessary steps to comply with the stringent quarantine rules being imposed by China.

21 October 2016Itochu to invest big in bananas

The Japanese general trading house is to spend about $58m through fiscal 2018 to lift Asian production capacity around 60% for bananas in its Dole business by 2020.

21 October 2016Seeka Kiwifruit Industries to re-brand

The largest kiwifruit grower in New Zealand and Australia is forecasting up to an 86% lift in annual net profit in 2016, and is changing its name to just Seeka.

21 October 2016Chile finds bio solution to avocado crop losses

Scientists from the University of Chile have found that predatory mite Neoseiulus californicus controls damage caused by 'red mite' Oligonychus yothersi.

21 October 2016Zespri maintains profit forecast

The kiwifruit marketer has reiterated its forecast profit range for the 2017 financial year of $66-$71m, despite an expected decline in returns from gold varieties.

21 October 2016Australian banana farm tests TR4 negative

The industry buyout of Queensland's only known Panama Disease-infected banana farm is to proceed after another property was cleared of the soil-borne disease.