Global sugar consumption will rise the most in five years in 2013, approaching the rate of growth registered before the world financial crisis, as lower prices boost demand, according to Czarnikow Group Ltd.
Fabien Ricard and Richard Montoux bought a four-bedroom brick row house with a butler’s pantry in Montreal’s Westmount district this year. The couple from France chose Montreal over Toronto or Vancouver, saying its boutiques and bilingual culture made the metropolis more international.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s election pledge to turn Australia’s remote north into a food bowl for Asia has set him on a collision course with his own government over foreign ownership of agricultural land.
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. warned authorities in China two years ago that urbanization was hampering repair work on a crude oil pipeline in the eastern city of Qingdao. A blast last week at the pipe killed 55 people.