African Swine Fever confirmed in Indonesia

African Swine Fever confirmed in Indonesia

By Aidan Fortune

African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to cut a path through Asia, with Indonesia the latest country in the region to have a confirmed case of the disease.

Haze from Indonesia's forest fires last year spread to neighbouring countries, such as Krabi, Thailand, and has returned this year. © iStock/NuttKomo

Palm oil industry under fire as Indonesia’s haze drama continues

By Rick Beckmann & Kresna Panggabean

Haze from slash-and-burn agricultural has returned to Southeast Asia this year. Is it enough to wait for regulators to bring the (mainly palm oil) culprits to justice? Asian resource legal experts Rick Beckmann and Kresna Panggabean enter the storm.

What push would EU firms need to change supply chains? Photo credits AR Harrison-Dunn

Seaweed in focus

What will it take to make Indonesian seaweed competitive?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn, reporting from Indonesia

Indonesia has ambitious plans to add value to its seaweed industry – but its success could depend on the outcome of an ongoing tug-of-war between industry and government.

The company has never sold any products to the Middle East and wants to find a partner to bring Indonesian fish products to the region

Indonesian fish producer targets Middle East

By Eliot Beer

An Indonesian canned fish producer is aiming to make its entry into the Middle East food market, as Indonesia’s government aims to bolster its national fishing industry.

Indonesia’s plantation war with foreign conglomerates

Special report: Part II

Indonesia’s plantation war with foreign conglomerates

By Rick Beckmann, senior foreign legal counsel, and Aldi Rakhmatillah, associate, of Susandarini & Partners, in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

How should Indonesia and, more to the point, the local community, benefit from foreign investment in plantations?

Rain hits analyst's forecast for New Britain

Rain hits analyst's forecast for New Britain

By Rod Addy

Rain dragged down profit forecasts for New Britain Palm Oil (NBPO), damaging crops in Papua New Guinea, according to Phil Carroll, analyst at Shore Capital.

Delhaize to quit Singapore?

Delhaize to quit Singapore?

Belgian retailer Delhaize is considering the sale of its stake in
Singapore's Stop N Save chain after receiving an offer from an
unnamed bidder. Could this be Delhaize's solution to the problem of
reducing its massive debt...


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