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Bonds on the Run: Finance Goes Green in China

Green Bonds on the Run - Packaging Business Insight Asia
More than 759 ‘climate aligned bonds’, known as China’s Green Bonds, are rapidly becoming the investment flavour of the month as new regulations and guidance are due to be issued in the coming months to bring clarity to the sector’s regulatory infrastructure, according to the China Green Bond Index, which was launched by the China Central Depository & Clearing Co in April 2016.

SCG Paper realigns growth strategy to focus on Southeast Asian packaging markets

SCG Paper realigns growth strategy to focus on Southeast Asian packaging markets
THAILAND –
Siam Cement PLC, one of Thailand’s largest industrial conglomerates, estimates 5-10% sales growth from its paper and packaging business SCG Paper this year as higher demand from Southeast Asian markets help offset slow growth at home. It is reorganizing SCG Paper to focus more on the packaging business.

ThaiBev aims for ASEAN beverage market growth through marketing and investments

ThaiBev's Chang Beer
THAILAND –
By 2020, Thai Beverage Plc (ThaiBev) aims to earn 50% of its total revenue from international sales, particularly from ASEAN, a significant jump from the current 4% today.

Kao completes new chemical products plant in China

Kao's new chemical products plant in China
CHINA –
Kao Corporation has started production at its new chemical products plant in Shanghai Fine Chemical Industrial Park, located in Jinshan District, Shanghai.

New Sidel packaging services to help optimise packaging design

New Sidel packaging services to help optimise packaging design
GLOBAL –
Sidel has created a new range of packaging services that provide a holistic approach to package design to help beverage producers worldwide turn their supply chains into value chains.

Phillips-Medisize opens Design and Development Center in China

Phillips-Medisize opens Design and Development Center in China
CHINA -
Phillips-Medisize Corporation has opened its new design and development center in Suzhou, China.

Suntory -Japan Tobacco in US$1.21bn vending maching acquisition deal

Suntory vending machine
JAPAN –
Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd (SBF) is purchasing Japan Tobacco Inc (JT)’s vending machine business, in a country where vending machines can be found on most busy streets and a significant portion of beverage sales is made through them.

Market opportunities in China for premium functional milk packaging

Market opportunities in China for premium functional milk packaging
CHINA –
Demand for premium milk products is increasing in China with 36% of urban Chinese consumers spending more on premium milk in the six months to January 2014.

Indorama expands PET capacity in Thailand with Bangkok Polyester acquisition

Indorama expands PET capacity in Thailand with Bangkok Polyester acquisition
THAILAND –
Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has concluded its acquisition of Bangkok Polyester Public Company Limited (BPC), completing the synergistic move across the PTA and PET value chain and the Japanese market.

AB InBev opens its first brewery in Vietnam for local and export markets

AB InBev opens its first brewery in Vietnam
VIETNAM –
Anheuser Busch InBev has opened its first brewery in Vietnam, in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Packaging Business Insight Asia Sept-2013

  • In the September 2013 Issue: Japan’s DaiNippon invests in Vietnam greenfield flexible plant Indian state’s ban on plastic food product packaging – a test case for a national ban?

Contents:
Trade & Legislation Asia
: • Economic Report Card: Malaysia • • Philippines Sin Tax results in domestic cigarette production drop | India multibrand FDI rules | China’s price fixing fines on foreign infant formula companies
Market data: New study finds packaging key to cutting food waste
Mergers & Acquisition: Amcor | Thai Containers - Dyna Packs - Orient Containers | Asahi Danboru -Siko | Rengo - TCG Rengo Subang | IMCD - Paceco | Asia Packaging
Expansion & Growth: Vietnam paper trade | Trellis Earth Product | Asahi Glass | York Print | Avery Dennison | Crown | Chenming Paper | Stora Enso | Thong Guan | Detmold | Davis Standard - Guangdong Jinming Machinery | Mold-Tek | Agr International
Company Profile:Dai Nippon Printing focuses on Southeast Asian packaging market growth
Branding & Retail: British American Tobacco | Ajinomoto | DuPont | Ranbaxy | Nestle | Cadbury |Shiseido | Diageo | VInasoy
AsiaPhile Insights: Asia’s monsoon season re-ignites calls of plastic bans
Market Forces: India’s Counterfeit product market hits US$7.6 billion

Packaging Business Insight Asia Nov-2013

In the November 2013 Issue: ASEAN Economic Community presents a single market for packaging growth • Brand owners call for end to Indonesian PET anti-dumping investigation


In this Issue:-
Trade & Legislation Asia Brand owners call for end to Indonesian PET anti-dumping investigation • EU approved proposal to reduce plastic bag usage • Indonesian tin exports plunge as new rule kicks in
Mergers & Acquisition Versatile Creative - Iris Corporation | Fuwei Films | Clariant - Jiangsu Multicolor Fine Chemical | Bobst | MBK Partners - Techpack Solutions
Expansion & Growth  Rexam | Henkel | Prodigy | Kodak - Bobst | Huntsman | Storopack | PT Semen Indonesia | UDG Healthcare (United Drug) | Lubrizol | Crown | Braskem - Toyota Tsusho | Novelis | Green
Seal | PolyOne Corp
Branding & Retail Kellogg | Coca-Cola | PepsiCo | Hershey | CP Lotus - CP Group - Wumart Stores | Walmart - Bharti Retail | Aeon | Berli Jucker | Tesco & China Resources

Packaging Business Insight Asia Dec-2013

In the December 2013 Issue: Hanoi struggles to develop modern retail formats in a consumer growth market Big tobacco in court over new Thai cigarette packaging regulations


In this Issue:
Trade & Legislation Asia  Economic Report Card: Thailand • Big tobacco goes to court over new Thai cigarette packaging rule • Eco group seek plastic bag ban across the Philippines | Heineken reassures
consumers after Vietnam counterfeit beer bust
Market Forces: China retail industry • China food and grocery market to hit US$1.5 trillion by 2016
Mergers & Acquisitions  Amcor - Jiangsu Shenda Group | Campari - Copack Beverage | SCG | CCL - Avery Dennison | ProPac Packaging - Eco Food Pack | Bemis - Foshan New Changsheng
Expansion & Growth UPM Raflatac | Kian Joo Can Factory | hubergroup | Visy | | MHI-PPM & Ryobi | NSRP | BP | PT Well Harvest | Lanxess | China Shengda Packaging Group | Greatview Aspetic Packaging | Indopoly | Oliver-Tolas | Fonterra | NatureWorks | Jet Technologies
Branding & Retail  Unilever | Heineken & APB | Nestle | Sanofi | Berli Jucker | Walmart | CP All • Hanoi struggles to develop modern retail formats
Market Statistics: Japan Packaging Industry - Japan’s Packaging Sector, still leaking, but weathering the storm