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Indonesia's dairy market has enjoyed solid expansion in the last decade. With China's economy cooling, more attention is being paid to other markets in south-east Asia, suggesting Indonesia could become of growing interest. However, the country has seen its own economic slowdown and its dairy sector has a series of significant challenges to surmount. Dean Best reports.
Brazil's economy slowed sharply in 2014 and is forecast to fall into recession this year. What impact could this have on dairy consumption in the country? Paula Krizanovic investigates.
The - relatively speaking - sluggishness of the Chinese economy has been a subject of debate in recent months and the country looks set to see GDP growth slow in 2015, which will only intensify competition in an already tough market. However, the prospects for India look brighter and a number of countries in south-east Asia offer opportunities. Dean Best reports.
India is the world's largest raw milk producer and one of the biggest global markets for dairy products. While the participation of international dairies remains relatively low in the country, interest is increasing. Continued rapid demand growth presents a challenge and an opportunity for multinationals stepping up their operations in India - and the growing presence of foreign firms bodes well for the health of the sector itself. Katy Askew reports.
Yakult has reported higher nine-month profits as an increase in overseas sales offset a decline at home.
Yakult has announced an increase in first-half sales and profits, helped by its businesses outside Japan.
The results announced this week included improving sales and profits at Yakult, better earnings but lower sales at US poultry group Pilgrim's Pride and growth at Mexican dairy processor Grupo Lala.
The Indian venture between Danone and Yakult is expanding its production capacity of probiotic fermented milk in response to rising demand.
Japanese probiotics company Yakult booked an increase in third-quarter sales and earnings driven by strong overseas growth.
The much-awaited campylobacter tests on supermarket chicken in the UK were published this week. On the mergers and acquisitions side, Abraaj raised its bid yet again for Bisco Misr. Conversely, Danone was reported to be mulling a sale of its shares in the Yakult business and Kerry Group was reportedly looking to offload its frozen ready-meals arm in the UK. Meanwhile, Ireland's Greencore published some strong annual results. Here is the week in quotes.
Danone is reportedly weighing up whether to sell its 20% stake in Japanese group Yakult.
The Indonesian unit of Japanese probiotic drinks giant Yakult has confirmed it will expand its production facility in East Java to meet growing demand in the country.
Yakult has lifted its forecasts for annual sales and earnings after an increase in revenue and profits in the Japanese group's second quarter.
Franck Riboud is to step down as CEO of Danone after 18 years at the helm of the French food giant. just-food takes a look at the highs and lows of Riboud's tenure.
Japanese probiotics group Yakult has established its first US manufacturing facility in Fountain Valley, California.
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First-quarter profits have jumped at probiotics group Yakult on the back of higher sales at home and abroad.
A TV ad for Yakult yoghurt drink has been banned by the UK's advertising watchdog for implying health benefits that were not supported by an approved health claim.
Japanese dairy products group Yakult has forecast rising annual revenue and earnings after seeing sales and profits grow in its last financial year.
Danone and Japanese probiotic drinks group Yakult Honsha have ended a long-standing alliance and replaced it with a looser "cooperation framework".
Danone has confirmed it will not make a hostile move to up its stake in Japanese probiotic drinks group Yakult Honsha.
Yakult Honsha is set to exit Argentina after failing to achieve a profit in the country.
Danone has declined to comment on reports it has resumed talks about potentially taking a larger stake in Japanese probiotic drinks manufacturer Yakult Honsha Co.
Japan's Yakult Honsha Co. has invested in its fourth production facility in China.
Japan's Yakult Honsha Co. said foreign exchange hit profits in the second quarter of its fiscal year.
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Japanese probiotic drinks manufacturer Yakult Honsha Co. has reportedly said it does not want top stakeholder Danone to lift its shareholding on concerns it might affect its independence.
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