Regional bank OKB branches out into chocolates

Sep 15, 2016

Regional bank OKB branches out into chocolates

In an unusual financial environment marked by negative interest rates, venerable Japanese regional lender Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank is branching out into the chocolate business. A company in which OKB holds a stake will shortly release OKB chocolate in collaboration with a cake shop, the ...

Colombia farmers make switch from cocaine to cocoa

Nov 12, 2015

Colombia farmers make switch from cocaine to cocoa

It was the murder — execution-style, in broad daylight — of a friend and fellow farmer in the Colombian countryside that prompted German Sanchez to finally heed government calls to get out of the cocaine trade and plant cocoa instead. Six years later, market ...