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Bird flu outbreak costs Chinese poultry industry more than $6.5 billion

May 20, 2013
The sector has been losing 1 billion yuan a day since the end of March as chicken-product sales continue to dwindle and prices plunge due to consumer fears over bird flu.
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Danone to invest $417 million in China's biggest dairy producer

May 20, 2013
French food-products company Danone has agreed to invest $417 million in two deals with China Mengniu Dairy Co., China's biggest dairy producer.
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European pumps market for food & beverage to focus on energy efficiency

May 20, 2013
Although the ongoing economic turmoil in Europe means that market participants are in for a bumpy ride, the processed food industry is set to bail out the European pumps market for the food and beverage industry over the short-term.
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Global beverage packaging market to reach $118.8 billion by 2017

May 20, 2013
The global market for beverage packaging is set to reach $118.8 billion by 2017, as beverage consumption trends and environmental issues will play a significant part in developing the market over the next few years.
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Dutch company develops self-heating baby bottle

May 13, 2013
An innovative self-heating package specifically designed for semi-liquid food like baby formula has been developed by Dutch company Aestech.
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ABB to supply electrical, control systems for South African photovoltaic power plant

May 13, 2013
ABB has won an order worth around $25 million to supply electrical and control systems for a new 75 MW photovoltaic power plant in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.
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ExxonMobil, Qatar Petroleum sign deal for natural gas liquefaction project in Texas

May 13, 2013
The agreement establishes a commercial framework to sell up to the full 15.6 million metric ton annual (MTA) output of the Golden Pass Products liquefaction project.
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European hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries

May 9, 2013
The outbreak started in Denmark and spread to Finland, Norway and Sweden. At least 71 people have been affected so far.
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Odebrecht to invest heavily in Latin America

May 6, 2013
Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht announced May 1 plans to invest $20 billion globally over the next three years, 85 percent of which will be invested in Latin America.
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Rat meat sold as lamb, Chinese authorities discover

May 6, 2013
Chinese authorities have arrested 63 people involved in an operation that allegedly sold more than $1 million in rat, fox, mink and other meat as lamb.
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