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  • Cabinet agrees to postpone levy payment on foreign workers to 2018

    Cabinet agrees to postpone levy payment on foreign workers to 2018

    PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 — The Cabinet has agreed to postpone to next year, the implementation of levy payment on foreign workers by employers, which will be enforced under the Employer Mandatory Commitment (EMC).

    Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the Cabinet today, had also agreed to look into a proper ecosystem, aimed at providing convenience to industries in …

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  • Nutella maker defends palm oil

    Nutella maker defends palm oil

    Ferrero runs TV commercial to allay fear over cancer risk

    ALBA: The US$44bil palm oil industry, under pressure in Europe after authorities listed the edible oil as a cancer risk, has found a vocal ally in the food sector: the maker of Nutella.

    Italian confectionery firm Ferrero has taken a public stand in defence of an ingredient that some other …

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  • Oil palm planters to benefit from strong dollar, limited supply

    Oil palm planters to benefit from strong dollar, limited supply

    KUALA LUMPUR: OIL palm planters can look forward to encouraging palm oil pricing on the back of a strong US dollar and limited supply of the oil as palm trees are still recovering from the El Nino weather phenomenon. In the past two years, oil palm trees have been bearing less fruit. This year, palm oil production in Indonesia and …

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  • Proposed Amendments To The MPOB ACT 1998 (ACT 582) – Call for Views

    Proposed Amendments To The MPOB ACT 1998 (ACT 582) – Call for Views

    To : All Registered Members

    Please be informed that MPOB has proposed several amendments to the MPOB Act relating to commercialization, enforcement and investments. Attached are the detailed proposed amendments to the various sections of the Act for your kind attention.

    MPOB Act Proposed Amendments.pdf

    We would appreciate receiving your views/comments on or before 18 November 2016 for collation by …

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  • Malaysia delays B10 biodiesel mandate amid rise in palm oil prices

    Malaysia delays B10 biodiesel mandate amid rise in palm oil prices

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has decided to delay the B10 biodiesel mandate as palm oil prices have risen considerably, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. “For the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen the gap between palm oil and diesel prices widening at the current volatile market,” he told Business Times in an interview today. “Palm …

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  • ‘No palm oil’ label is against RSPO’s aim, members told

    ‘No palm oil’ label is against RSPO’s aim, members told

    BANGKOK: Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are using the “no palm oil” label on their products, which goes against the movement’s objective to promote sustainable palm oil.

    “Over the last few years, there has been a growing resentment among African and Asian growers against RSPO members who use the ‘no palm oil’ label on their products,” …

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  • Mah calls on palm oil players to take up grants to move downstream

    Mah calls on palm oil players to take up grants to move downstream

    BY P. ARUNA

    PUTRAJAYA: To encourage the palm oil industry to move further downstream and add value to their end-products, the government, through the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), has allocated RM280mil in grants for industry players.

    Apart from targeting the big players, the government is also assisting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the industry, with RM50mil of the grants …

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RSS Palm Oil News

  • Is Palm Oil A Cancer Risk? Let Truthful Science Prevail! January 20, 2017
    In addition to the Nutella / Palm oil cancer link streamed extensively in the media, there have been accompanying reference associated to a study in Nature (doi:10.1038/nature20791; G. Pascual et al. 2016) that is also cross-quoted by some sources but not all, to support their claims against palm oil.
  • Palm oil falls on weaker soyoil, seen range-bound January 20, 2017
    KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 19): Malaysian palm oil futures fell for a second consecutive session on Thursday, hit by weaker US soyoil and a failure to break the previous session's intraday high, dealers said, forecasting further range-bound trading, pending new leads.
  • Plantation asset demerger to unlock value for Sime Darby January 20, 2017
    PETALING JAYA: Sime Darby Bhd may opt to demerge its plantation business while merging its property division under Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s (PNB) asset portfolio in a bid to create better value for existing shareholders, says UOBKayHian Research.
  • A Year Of 2 Halves For CPO Outlook January 20, 2017
    Palm oil experts believe that the plantation sector will be divided into two halves this year — the first six months will be dominated by ongoing low stockpiles and a strong production recovery is expected in the second-half (2H). The palm oil stockpile is forecast to drop below two million metric tonnes (MT) in the […]
  • Safety is our top priority January 20, 2017
    THE palm oil industry is regularly confronted by misinformation which is then absorbed by the media and churned into a frenzy of inaccurate news articles and opinion pieces, designed ostensibly to inform and educate but achieving neither objective. Unfortunately, every so often, such misinformed frenzy is unsupported by facts. The recent hype on Nutella and […]

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