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Landcorp says 2015 earnings ‘on track’ despite weaker dairy prices


Landcorp Farming, New Zealand’s largest corporate farmer, said it doesn’t need to downgrade earnings guidance in the wake of falling dairy prices, after sheltering from volatility by locking in a guaranteed price at the start of the season. Dairy product prices slipped in this week’s GlobalDairyTrade auction to the weakest level in almost six years. …

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Fonterra raises $230 mln in dim sum bond to fund Beingmate investment


Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s largest dairy exporter, sold its third dim sum bond, raising 1 billion Chinese yuan, or $230 million, with the proceeds helping fund the stake in Beingmate Baby & Child Food.  The five-year bond, which is priced in yuan but issued outside of China to tap international investors, will carry …

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Regulator begins review into dairy competition since Fonterra’s inception

The Commerce Commission has released details of the scope of its inquiry into whether Fonterra Cooperative Group’s 87 percent of New Zealand’s milk pool gives it too much market dominance. The review is required under the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001, when Fonterra was established, which sets rules for supply to …

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