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Dairy product price index posts first gain in five auctions
Margreet Dietz | Wed, 08 Apr 2020

Dairy product prices rose, advancing for the first time since January and bolstering optimism about the outlook for demand as the world continues to grapple with covid-19. The GDT price index rose 1.2 percent from the previous auction three weeks ago. The average price was US$2,9...

Dairy product prices rise, lifted by whole milk powder
Margreet Dietz | Wed, 20 Nov 2019

by Margreet DietzDairy product prices increased at the Global Dairy Trade auction, as whole milk powder climbed to the highest level in nearly three years. The GDT price index rose 1.7 percent from the previous auction two weeks ago. The average price was US$3,481 a tonne, compar...

Dairy product prices advance, bolstered by milk powders
Margreet Dietz | Tue, 17 Sep 2019

By Margreet Dietz Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices gained at the Global Dairy Trade auction, rising for the second time in the past nine auctions. The GDT price index climbed 2 percent from the previous auction two weeks ago. The average price was US$3,303 a t...

Dairy product prices fall seventh time in eight auctions
Margreet Dietz | Tue, 03 Sep 2019

By Margreet Dietz Sept. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices declined at the Global Dairy Trade auction, easing for the seventh time in the past eight auctions, as whole milk powder fell. The GDT price index fell 0.4 percent from the previous auction two weeks ago. The a...

Dairy product price index dips for sixth time in seven auctions
Margreet Dietz | Tue, 20 Aug 2019

By Margreet Dietz Aug. 21 (BusinessDesk) - The dairy product price index slipped at the Global Dairy Trade auction, moving lower for the sixth time in the past seven auctions, even as whole milk powder gained.  The GDT price index slipped 0.2 percent from the previous aucti...

Dairy product prices fall for fifth time in six auctions
Margreet Dietz | Tue, 06 Aug 2019

By Margreet Dietz Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices declined at the Global Dairy Trade auction, sliding for the fifth time in the past six auctions amid an increase of volume on offer.  The GDT price index fell 2.6 percent from the previous auction three weeks ag...

Dairy product prices gain for first time in five auctions
Margreet Dietz | Tue, 16 Jul 2019

By Margreet Dietz July 17 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices rose at the Global Dairy Trade auction, climbing for the first time in five auctions, on stronger appetite for milk powder. The GDT price index rose 2.7 percent from the previous auction two weeks ago. The aver...

Michael Hill may spend A$25m on staff underpayments; June-qtr sales flat
Margreet Dietz | Wed, 10 Jul 2019

By Margreet Dietz July 11 (BusinessDesk) - Michael Hill International said an initial review of its Australian retail employment contracts and rostering practices showed non-compliance with some industry requirements over the past six financial years and may cost the jewellery...

Vital Healthcare portfolio value rises 5.9%
Margreet Dietz | Tue, 09 Jul 2019

By Margreet Dietz July 10 (BusinessDesk) - Vital Healthcare Property Trust said the value of its portfolio increased by 5.9 percent, or $102.4 million, for the year ended June 30, reflecting two recently completed projects in Australia. Draft independent valuations for Vita...

OGOG offers 25% premium in NZOG buyout
Margreet Dietz | Tue, 09 Jul 2019

By Margreet Dietz July 10 (BusinessDesk) - OG Oil & Gas has offered a 25 percent premium to buy out minority holders in New Zealand Oil and Gas. Singapore-based OGOG, the oil and gas arm of Ofer Global Group and 70 percent-owner of NZOG, is offering 62 cents for the shares...

RESEND: Dairy product price index dips for fourth straight auction
Margreet Dietz | Wed, 03 Jul 2019

(Resent after technical issue affected delivery to some subscribers) By Margreet Dietz July 3 (BusinessDesk) - The index for dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, declining a fourth consecutive time, as whole milk powder prices continued their fall....

Dairy product prices slump for third consecutive time
Margreet Dietz | Tue, 18 Jun 2019

By Margreet Dietz June 19 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices declined at the Global Dairy Trade auction, retreating for a third straight time, led by whole milk powder. The GDT price index dropped 3.8 percent from the previous auction two weeks ago. The average price was...

Dairy product prices decline for second straight time
Margreet Dietz | Tue, 04 Jun 2019

By Margreet Dietz June 5 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, sliding a second consecutive time, as whole milk powder continued its retreat.  The GDT price index dropped 3.4 percent from the previous auction two weeks ago. The averag...

Dairy product prices fall, halting longest gaining streak
Margreet Dietz | Tue, 21 May 2019

By Margreet Dietz May 22 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, ending a record string of 11 consecutive gains, as whole milk powder declined for the fourth straight time. The GDT price index fell 1.2 percent from the previous auction...


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