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April, 2007

S E L E C T E D   O N L I N E   F E A T U R E S
14 Crop Report:
Volumn Down, Quality Up
By Guido Jungbluth
High-quality tobacco yields in southern Brazil have some celebrating, but growers still face challenges.
20 Market Watch:
An Economic Boom
By John Parker
In Indonesia, a favorable investment climate attracts attention, and tobacco manufacturers are reaping benefits.
26 Kretek:
Kretek Faces the Future
By Heneage Mitchell
The pungent clove cigarettes continue their domination of the Indonesian tobacco market.
32 Cigars:
The Blunt Challenge
By Heneage Mitchell
Flavored cigars take off in Asia, but distribution and marketing has proven difficult for one manufacturer.
34 Manufacturing:
Message from SASIB: “We’re Back and We’re New”
By Jonathan Bell
The venerable machine manufacturer is undergoing a renaissance in Bologna.
36 Packaging:
In China, New Trends in Packaging
By Allen Liao
Representations of Chinese culture increasingly find their way on to cigarette packs.

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