China - e-commerce restructure

Alibaba, the e-commerce conglomerate, is planning to split into six units in a major revamp following a slump in value of almost 70% in their US listed shares over the past three years.

Romania - farmer protest

Romanian farmers protested in Brussels this week about the share of the budget they are getting in relation to other neighbouring countries for Ukrainian war disruption funding.

Indonesia - open for more Brazilian beef

Indonesia raised the 2023 import quota for Brazilian beef from 20,000 to 100,000 tons. Last year Indonesia imported 20,000t of beef from Brazil.

New Zealand - surge in lamb to China

China imported 20,459t of lamb from New Zealand in February, 5,593t or 38% more than they did in February 2022.