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Thailand inks $120m rice deals with Iran

Thailand, one of the world's top rice exporters, has signed agreements to sell 300,000 tonnes of rice to Iran worth 4.3 billion baht ($120 million), the Thai commerce ministry said on Wednesday. Commerce Minister Apiradee Tant

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Rice wastage in Saudi hits $532m

About SR2 billion ($532.5 million) worth of rice is wasted every year in Saudi Arabia, according to a report.   Putting a control on the 700,000 tonnes wastage will help the economy in a big way, said the Ara

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Egypt bans rice exports as of Sept 1

Egypt's ministry of trade and industry will ban rice exports again as of September 1, according to a decision published in Egypt's official legal gazette. Egypt had allowed the export of its medium-grain rice last October

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Iran deal could help India boost exports by a third

India's exports to Iran could jump by over a third to $6 billion this fiscal year as an easing of sanctions against Tehran would help boost sales of agricultural commodities though competition for non-farm items would rise, a leading trade b

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Iran deal could help India boost exports by a third

India's exports to Iran could jump by over a third to $6 billion this fiscal year as an easing of sanctions against Tehran would help boost sales of agricultural commodities though competition for non-farm items would rise, a leading trade b

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Rice Creamery unveils new lactose-free flavours

The Rice Creamery, a leading dessert destination in the UAE, will be offering two lactose-free flavours – Bananalicious and EasyCheesy! for free to anyone who visits its Dubai or Abu Dhabi outlet on June 3. Rice Creamery has

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100 tonnes of rice for Bahrain's needy

One hundred tonnes of rice will be distributed to charity and societies and funds following directives from HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa marking the advent of Ramadan. Representatives of charity societie

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Egypt food supply shake-up unnerves importers

A shake-up of Egypt's food import and storage authorities has seen an official from its main food buying agency referred to prosecutors over suspected corruption on local rice deals, while the head of its silos and storage holding company wa

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Saudi authorities seize adulterated rice

Saudi Arabian authorities have confiscated a trailer with 40 tonnes of adulterated rice in the kingdom, said a report. The inspectors from the Commerce Ministry had followed a vehicle to a warehouse in the south of Riyadh, the mai

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Syria cancels tender to buy rice

A Syrian purchasing agency has cancelled an urgent tender to buy 135,000 tonnes of white rice, the third state food tender to fail in two weeks as a new payment system to avoid problems from financing sanctions failed to attract traders.

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