Friday, 22 March 2013

Thailand Accused of Honey Laundering And More News

China is flooding markets worldwide with cheap sweeteners mislabelled as honey - and using Thailand to do it, accounts from the US said on Thursday.
The case against Chinese honey exports has been building for months.
Unscrupulous businesses in China are producing sweet products containing tiny amounts of real honey and packed with corn and rice syrup, malt sweeteners and raw sugar, said a report on the Business Insider site

The deception has grown more complicated recently, the story said, because when US regulators placed punitive import duties on Chinese honey exporters for dumping, the Chinese began sending their products through neighbouring countries, including Thailand.
The "laundered" honey thus appears to come from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand or other neighbours.


Pantip Plaza aims to ban pirate goods

Air AsiaX has sought Thai authorities' approval for an air operator's certificate to operate regular flights from Bangkok to South Korea and Japan, highly competitive routes with strong demand and growth potential.
The airline intends to deploy two Airbus A330-300 wide-body jets, configured with 377 seats (12 in business and 365 in economy), on those routes starting in October, industry sources say.


Myanmar will allow tourists to exchange its kyat currency  with two more foreign currencies; the Chinese yuan and Thai baht by the end of this month.
Currently, Myanmar’s state and private banks has an official exchange rate between kyat and the  euro,  US dollar and Singapore dollar.


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