Serbia's antitrust commission has approved the acquisition of a majority stake in Sunoko by Austria-based sugar manufacturer Agrana.
Partnering with its investor ED&F Man, Israeli start-up Unavoo Food Technologies has announced the launch of a sweetener.
Sugar producers and trade unions have been calling on the European Commission to improve post-quota EU protections for farmers and industry workers.
Consumer pressure for non-genetically modified food products is placing a strain on Idaho beet sugar producer, which has raised US$16mn for a public relations campaign.
EU Commissioner Paul Hogan says he is working to establish effective market-monitoring structures for agricultural markets including sugar.
A Brazilian court has given the green light to a restructuring plan for Dedini SA, Brazil's well-known supplier of turnkey sugar and ethanol plants.
All eyes have been on India, with the market speculating on its need to resort to large-scale imports to satisfy its domestic demand, given the reality of the drought-reduced crop of 2016/17.