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  • Hotspots and open burning bring back haze
    KUCHING: The haze has returned to parts of Sarawak due to the rising number of hotspots in Kalimantan and open burning in the state. State Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB) controller Peter Sawal said 121 hotspots were detected across the border on Tuesday, more than double the day before. Seven hotspots were also detected – […]
  • In defence of Palm Oil
    MALAYSIA is a country that is built for business and trade. We are relatively small geographically and in population terms, but we have a dynamic economy, a skilled and educated workforce, and we are situated at the crossroads of strategically important trading routes. It is therefore natural that Malaysia’s trade, as a percentage of GDP, […]
  • Ghana could join Malaysia, Indonesia to counter negative perceptions of palm oil industry, says Shamsul
    PUTRAJAYA: Ghana could be the next country to join Malaysia and Indonesia to counter negative perceptions of the palm oil industry. Deputy Primary Industries Minister Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin said Ghana had shown interest in cooperating in the fight against the European Union’s (EU) anti-palm oil campaign. “We have discussed with Ghana on the need […]
  • Plantation players ask govt to allocate funds for biodiesel subsidies
    PUTRAJAYA: The latest addition to the plantation industry players’ Budget 2019 wish list is for the government to allocate funds for palm oil-based biodiesel subsidies. Other “regular” proposals for the upcoming budget include the imposition of higher import duties on other vegetable oils, higher capital allowance for mechanisation in the oil palm estates, biogas, automation […]
  • CPO Production for July 2018
    Based on reports by members, CPO production for the month of July 2018 is estimated at 1.44 million tonnes, about 8% higher than a month ago. Production in Peninsular Malaysia is estimated to be almost 10% higher while output in East Malaysia registered an increase of slightly more than 5%. Pen Malaysia           +9.7% […]
  • Address threats to rubber trees
    MANY of us consider natural rubber (NR) a sunset industry. This is exacerbated by the low prices of the commodity. The same is not true in Thailand, or Vietnam, though. NR production there is on the uptrend. Even Indonesia has kinder words about the economic potential of NR. Thailand is the world’s top producer of […]
  • PORAM: Review Malaysia’s CPO export duties to level playing field with Indonesia
    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia should quickly review the current crude palm oil (CPO) export duty structure to level the playing field with that of Indonesia’s, if the new government’s is committed to encouraging more value-added downstream businesses and raise the country’s exports. Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia (Poram) chief executive officer Teoh Beng Chuan said […]

 

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  • PM to witness three MoU signings on palm oil and rubber in China August 20, 2018
    Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to witness the signings of three agreements on palm oil and rubber during his official visit to China from Aug 17 to 21. According to the Ministry of Primary Industries, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be signed between the Malaysian Palm Oil Board and Tsinghua University […]
  • Teresa Kok to promote palm oil, rubber and timber on China trade mission August 20, 2018
    Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok will be part of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s official delegation to China, to promote Malaysia’s palm oil, rubber and timber. In a statement Friday, the ministry said the Prime Minister will witness the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on Aug 20, involving palm oil and rubber. […]
  • Varsity students say ’yes’ to palm oil August 20, 2018
    WITH the pool of talents the university has, a Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) undergraduate believes that the students can tap into their skills and knowledge to improve palm oil and its by-products. “We have a lot of engineering students here. I’m sure we can use our engineering skills to enhance the quality of palm oil […]
  • Sliding currencies trigger palm oil demand concerns August 17, 2018
    Sliding emerging market currencies are ringing alarm bells among traders concerned that palm oil demand will weaken across the region from China to Iran, as reduced purchasing power cuts into imports into countries like Turkey and India. With a plunging Turkish lira dragging down peer currencies, traders say they already see Indian buyers bargaining with […]
  • In defence of Palm Oil August 17, 2018
    MALAYSIA is a country that is built for business and trade. We are relatively small geographically and in population terms, but we have a dynamic economy, a skilled and educated workforce, and we are situated at the crossroads of strategically important trading routes. It is therefore natural that Malaysia’s trade, as a percentage of GDP, […]