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Maha El Dahan

In Egypt, rice import samples are judged in the kitchen

02 Apr 2019

CAIRO/DUBAI With steaming plates of rice and freshly sliced apples on the side, a group of Cairo-based food scientists work in their lab to decide whether the foreign grains will suit Egyptian palates.

EU sugar industry needs consolidation -Cristal Union

11 Feb 2019

DUBAI, Feb 11 The European Union's sugar industry needs to consolidate to contend with the sharp fall in prices since the end of production quotas in 2017, the chief executive of French producer Cristal Union said on Monday.

Dreyfus expects faster switching between sugar, ethanol in Brazil

11 Feb 2019

DUBAI Commodities trading firm Louis Dreyfus expects faster switching between sugar and ethanol production in Brazil, with more flexible mills leading to "dramatic" price-driven shifts.

UPDATE 1-Dreyfus expects faster switching between sugar, ethanol in Brazil

11 Feb 2019

* Alvean expects slight global sugar surplus in 2019/20 (Adds more quotes, context)

ADNOC seals $5.8 billion refining and trading deal with ENI, OMV

27 Jan 2019

ABU DHABI Italy's Eni and Austria's OMV have agreed to pay a combined $5.8 billion to take a stake in Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's (ADNOC) refining business and establish a new trading operation owned by the three partners.

Saudi energy minister says oil market on 'right track'

13 Jan 2019

ABU DHABI Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday the oil market is "on the right track" and will quickly return to balance, but oil producers are willing to do more if needed.

OPEC is not the enemy of the U.S., UAE energy minister says

12 Jan 2019

ABU DHABI Oil producer group OPEC is not the enemy of the United States, United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.

CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL) UPDATE 1-OPEC is not the enemy of the US, UAE minister says

12 Jan 2019

ABU DHABI, Jan 12 The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is not the enemy of the United States, United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.

A bank divided: Yemen's financial crisis hits food imports

20 Dec 2018

ADEN/LONDON The central bank of Yemen, split into two rival head offices reflecting a country divided by war, has been slow to finance imports of food needed to fend off widespread hunger, sources with knowledge of the matter have told Reuters. | Video

A bank divided: Yemen's financial crisis hits food imports

20 Dec 2018

ADEN/LONDON, Dec 20 The central bank of Yemen, split into two rival head offices reflecting a country divided by war, has been slow to finance imports of food needed to fend off widespread hunger, sources with knowledge of the matter have told Reuters.

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