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19 November 2019Creditors close in on Kekhman

The Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region has authorised BM Bank to forcibly recover more than RUR11bn (US$175m) from the ex JFC CEO.

19 November 2019Syria clears path for Lebanese bananas

The outgoing Minister of Agriculture, Hassan Lakkis, announced yesterday that Syria is allowing Lebanon to export 70,000 tonnes of bananas across the border.

19 November 2019Thailand clears path for Greek kiwifruit

Less than a week after China expanded market access, Thailand's Agriculture Ministry has approved imports of Greek kiwifruit for the first time.

19 November 2019Zespri considers action over IP theft

The kiwifruit marketer is reported to be planning litigation in China after discovering enough plant material has been stolen to propagate up to 2,500 hectares.

19 November 2019Argentina frets over Brazil China trade deal

The Argentinean pipfruit industry is concerned about the bilateral deal between China and Brazil, which opens the Brazilian market to Chinese pears.

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19 November 2019EU audit critical of Serbian fruit controls

A DG Sante report finds that most soft fruit exported from Serbia to Europe is not subject to official controls at primary production levels.

18 November 2019Indian onion export ban hurts Bangladesh

Bangladesh has been forced to import planeloads of onions as the price of the cooking staple soared to record highs.

18 November 2019Zespri forecasts strong EU season

The kiwifruit marketer is expecting to harvest around 19m trays, or almost 70K MT of kiwifruit from orchards throughout Italy, France and Greece.

18 November 2019Greenyard recovery 'faster than expected'

The multinational says that the significant increase in operational results obviates the need to raise capital or consider the sale of its Belgian prepared activities.

18 November 2019Costa Rica leads Central American banana exports

In the first six months of 2019, the value of banana exports from Central America fell 6% year-on-year to US$1.24bn, according to Central America Data.

18 November 2019Poor year for Italian deciduous

The year-on-year decrease in the volume of apples, pears and kiwifruit is attributed to adverse weather conditions and a series of phytosanitary issues.

15 November 2019Sharp rise in early South African grape shipments

Although intake volumes are the lowest for several years, export volumes to date are five times greater than at the same stage last season, according to SATI data.

15 November 2019Maersk doubles Q3 profit

Despite lower trade growth and declining freight rates, the Danish carrier reported an underlying profit of US$452m compared to US$234m in Q3 2018.

15 November 2019NGC claims clean sweep of grape awards

The Namibian Grape Company, whose fruit is managed and marketed by Capespan Namibia, took 6 out of the 6 annual Namibian Table Grape Competition awards.

15 November 2019Spanish police seize cocaine in banana cargo

Before arriving in the Port of Marin, the reefer container carrying 663kgs of cocaine had made transfers in Panama, Hamburg and Algeciras.