Marubeni Corporation (Public, TYO:8002) is a Japan-based trading company that has 12 business segments:
Food, which produces and sells grains, sugar and processed food; Life Style provides garments and others; Paper Pulp manufactures and sells paper board and others; Chemical Product offers basic chemical goods, electronic materials and agrochemicals; Energy develops petroleum, gases and other energy; Metal Material manufactures, processes and sells nonferrous light metals; Transportation Machines wholesales and retails transportation-related equipment; Power and Infrastructure, which develops and operates electrical power generation and water supply and sewerage system businesses; Plant, Ship and Industrial Equipment, including the delivery and engineering of industrial plants and equipment; Development and Construction, which operates real estate; Finance, Logistics and Information, including the operation of funds, and Steel, such as the production, process and sale of steel products.
Shark fin trade experiences sharp drop Hong Kong
The volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 dropped from 8,285.1 tonnes to 5,412.2 tonnes, representing 34.7 per cent, according to the latest figures from the Census and Statistics Department.
Ocean acidification proves to have domino effect Australia
Researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science are currently studying the shallow volcanic CO2 seeps in eastern Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay Province to observe how ocean acidification is affecting the oceans.
Shrimp firms lay off over 400 workers Ecuador
Two processing and exporting shrimp firms from Costa Rica have been forced to lay off 412 employees since October last year, following a sharp drop in production.
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