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Chinese demand, cheap money underpin Fonterra forecast

Rebecca Howard
Thu, 05 Nov 2020

Chinese demand, cheap money underpin Fonterra forecast
Rebecca Howard
Thu, 05 Nov 2020
Strong Chinese demand for dairy products and cheap finance are giving Fonterra enough confidence to keep its forecast for earnings of between 20 and 35 cents per share, despite the uncertain trading environment.  Chief executive Miles Hurrell outlined a number of issues that may dent the implied earnings range of $322.7 million to $564.7 million, such as the resilient kiwi dollar, the milk supply outlook in the US and Europe, and how further waves of covid-19 might knock the global economy and demand. “But we’re seeing goo...

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