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RBC highlights paper products news for the week (Nov. 27): US kraft/recycled liner prices drop, down US$20/ton to US$915/ton for 42-lb unbleached kraft linerboard, down US$30/ton to US$825/ton for recycled linerboard; PCA temporarily curtails Jackson mill

Volkswagen halts production at Chengdu, China, plant due to component shortage resulting from new COVID-19 wave; plant has capacity of 600,000 units annually and makes VW ID.4, Golf, T-Roc, Audi Q2

Fedrigoni to take four to six weeks of downtime at nearly all its Italian paper mills, beginning now through early January, citing market conditions, weak orders as customers reduce high inventories; shorter shutdowns planned for self-adhesive labels

Opal Australian Paper says 'no decisions will be made until the consultation is complete' regarding operations at its Maryvale copy paper mill; Opal may have to idle mill amid hardwood pulp log shortage after court forces VicForests to halt harvesting

Strauss Group says impact on net profit as a result of a confectionery recall and factory shutdown earlier this year will be more than previously expected; company now estimates 'damage' at 290M-310M shekels, compared to 170M-230M shekels announced in May

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