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Indonesian sugar sector "at critical point" due to scarce raw imports

JAKARTA, Nov 21 - Indonesia's government must issue 2015 raw sugar import permits this month or face further closures of refineries and shutdowns at food and drinks businesses, an industry group in the world's top importer said, warning the situation was at crisis point.

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Pub operator Fuller's first-half profit rises 8 pct

Nov 21 - British pub operator and brewer Fuller, Smith & Turner Plc reported an 8 percent rise in first-half adjusted pretax profit, helped by higher food and drinks sales at the pubs it manages.

12:52pm IST

Affinity, MBK submit initial bids for S.Korea's KT Rental-source

SEOUL, Nov 21 - Asian private equity firms Affinity Equity Partners and MBK Partners are among the initial bidders to buy South Korea's biggest car rental company KT Rental, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

11:38am IST

Trip Tips: Hungary, where goose is king - and eaten - for a month

BUDAPEST, Nov 21 - It isn't to everyone's taste, and animal rights activists wish the custom would vanish entirely, but anyone who ever fancied eating foie gras - fattened goose liver - would have done well to be in the Hungarian capital this past month.

10:31am IST

'Immoral, but not illegal': metal warehousing games in the spotlight

NEW YORK, Nov 21 - Complex deals employed by Goldman Sachs' metals storage unit to build vast stockpiles and then maintain queues test the spirit of the London Metal Exchange operating code, shocking many traders and confirming others' suspicions.

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Long "to do" list for Modi as clock ticks on reform

NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a long list of pro-growth measures to implement over the next four months, but time may have already run out to breathe enough life into the economy to meet the tough 2014/15 fiscal deficit target.