Category: Sugar Sector

Commentary: Wage negotiations, capacity to pay and companies’ aggressive tax strategies

In my thirty-odd years working in the sugar sector, I have been told may times about the argument, when collective bargaining talks are up that union proposals, in particular wage demands, ought to take into account the employer’s capacity to pay. I found the argument as clear as a cup of coffee because I was …

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ABF, Illovo Sugar and Zambia Sugar in the million-dollar tax dance… and the workers?

“It’s legal – but is it moral?” asked an article on UK The Guardian referring to big transnational corporations taking advantage of legal schemes to reduce their tax contribution to the national treasures of the countries in which they operate. As it is the case raised by a year-long investigation by a British NGO, ActionAid, …

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Benin: An overview of Complant Sugar Company in Benin (SUCOBE)

Complant is a Chinese transnational corporation that currently operates the Savè Factory, which was jointly established in 1973 by Benin and Nigeria.

From 1973 to 1981, management of the factory was under the Save Sugar Company (SSS), and it saw an interruption of business for over six years due to mismanagement and the period of …

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Benin: Un apercu sur la Sucrerie Complant du Benin (SUCOBE – SA de SAVE)

Complant est une société transnationale Chinoise qui exploite actuellement l’Usine de Savè, créée en 1973 par les Etats Béninois et Nigérian.

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Jamaica: Chinese company completes buying of SCJ estates

On 30 July the Jamaican government and the Chinese company Complant signed documents to divest the final three sugar estates under the Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ): Monymusk, Bernard Lodge and Frome.

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Jamaica: Chinese company to buy state-owned sugar factories

The China-based Complant International Sugar Industry Company Limited (CISICL) agreed on July 12 to buy for USD 9 million the Frome, Moneymusk and Bernard Lodge factories still owned by the Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ).

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Australia: CSR Sucrogen sold to Singapore’s Wilmar

Australia’s CSR has sold Sucrogen to Singapore’s Wilmar International Limited for AUD 1.75 billion (USD 1.5 billion), after rejecting offers by Shanghai’s Bright Food Group. CSR is the world’s second-largest exporter of raw sugar; it accounts for 40 percent of Australia’s raw sugar production, and is Australia’s largest producer of sugar-based ethanol and renewable energy …

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United Kingdom: Tate & Lyle Sells Thames Refinery

Tate and Lyle has sold the historic Thames refinery in Silverton, London to American Sugar Refining (ASR) for 211 million British pounds (GBP). The transaction was announced on 1 July, and ends 130 years of sugar operations for T&L. The GMB union, that represents workers in the Silvertown refinery, has been assured that operations will …

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2007-2009 Monthly Sugar Prices

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India-Brazil: Indian Shree Renuka Sugars acquires majority stake in Equipav

Shree Renuka Sugars Ltd. or SRSL, has finalised an agreement with Grupo Equipav of Brazil to acquire at least a 50.79 majortiy stake in Equipav S.A. Açúcar e Alcool (Equipav).

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