== Best of times ==

It’s good news for those hiking Everest as there’s now a bakery at base camp, 5,350 metres up the mountain, where explorers can feast on the likes of chocolate cookies, doughnuts, banana bread and apple pie to keep their spirits up... Brazilian bakers should benefit from their government’s decision to suspend sales tax on wheat.

== Worst of times ==

Shoppers in Cyprus are set to see another increase in the price of bread and bakery products. Bakers have been forced to up prices to compensate for rising raw ingredients costs... The owner of the oldest bakery on Aboriginal land in Australia’s Northern Territory faces closure. The owner’s attempts to get quarantined welfare from the government may be too late to save the ailing business.