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Nestlé Expects Chocolate Demand to Drop as Cocoa Prices Rise

Nestlé warns of potential reduced chocolate consumption due to soaring cocoa costs, which may force price hikes and impact consumer demand.

Gold Production on Pause as Mining Industry Reveals Gold Becomes Difficult to Find

The gold mining industry struggles to ramp up gold production due to declining deposits, financing, and regulatory challenges as gold prices increase...

Interior Construction Firms Accused of Rigging Million-Dollar Tenders; Singaporean Watchdog Issues Legal Notices

Two interior construction firms are accused of rigging million-dollar tenders. A Singaporean competition watchdog shares the details...

Chinese Scientists Develop Cheap Aluminum Alloy with Record Thermal Resistance, Six Times Stronger than Standard Alloys

Chinese scientists at Tianjin University developed a cost-effective aluminum alloy with remarkable strength and heat resistance, revolutionizing aerospace and industrial applications...

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