Convenience store chains Lawson Inc. and Seven & I Holdings Co. are so sure Japan’s aging farmers can’t meet demand for fresh vegetables that they’re investing in cropland and training young people to work the fields.
An expansion by online retailers including Arezzo Industria & Comercio SA and Walmart.com is causing warehouse space in Brazil to double in size, luring foreign investors from Prologis Inc. to Goodman Group.
PT Alam Sutera Realty is set to cut costs selling dollar-denominated bonds, bucking a selloff in Indonesian developer debt, as property tycoon The Ning King profits from targeting first-time home buyers.
The patchwork of tiny rice paddies that have decorated the terraced hillsides and alluvial plains of Japan for centuries is under threat as the government presses aging farmers to consolidate holdings or switch crops.
Ukraine’s central bank and the Agriculture Ministry are preparing a draft law to create a state land bank to buy agricultural plots from farmers, Kommersant- Ukraine newspaper reported, citing Serhiy Timchenko, the head of the state agency for land resources.