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  • Global palm oil output likely to rise by 6 million tonnes

    Global palm oil output likely to rise by 6 million tonnes

    KUALA LUMPUR: Global palm oil output is expected to increase by six million tonnes in 2017 as oil palm trees were recovering from the adverse effects of the El Nino, says a leading industry analyst Thomas Mielke.

    He said the current good weather, particularly in Malaysia and Indonesia, the world’s top two producers was also aiding output.

    In 2016, palm …

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  • Let’s light up palm oil history

    Let’s light up palm oil history

    The industry’s centenary this year is a learning opportunity not to be wasted

    THE Malaysian palm oil industry turns 100 this year. Pinpointing the start of an industry this old is often tricky, but in this case, the birth is widely recognised as the first time that oil palm was planted commercially in this country.

    That was in 1917. The …

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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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RSS Palm Oil News

  • MPOA likely to name new CEO soon April 25, 2017
    PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) is expected to get a new head honcho when its current chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Dr Makhdzir Mardan’s tenure, which has been extended to June from last December, ends.
  • Planters target existing oil palm plantations April 25, 2017
    PETALING JAYA: There is increasing appetite for local plantation companies to acquire existing oil palm plantations to expand their hectarages. Since late last year, local planters with deep pockets have been snapping up more brownfield oil palm plantations in Malaysia instead of greenfields as part of their landbank expansion and value creation.
  • MPOC-PERHILITAN-FELDA: The Electric Fence System (SPEG) Workshop April 21, 2017
    The Electric Fence System (SPEG) Workshop was held on 3rd to 5th April 2017 at Prime City Hotel, Kluang, Johor, in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN) Peninsular Malaysia and FELDA. This workshop aimed to gather inputs from various relevant stakeholder to improve the existing electric fence system in mitigating human-elephant […]
  • Malaysia remains China’s valuable trading partner, says Wee April 21, 2017
    Malaysia remains China’s valuable trading partner despite the recent clampdown on capital outflow by Beijing, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. He added that Chinese investments in the country, besides property, also included manufacturing which has created many employment opportunities for locals.
  • EU lawmakers single out palm oil, again April 21, 2017
    WITH images of rainforests burned to clear the way for plantations and orang-utans miserably displaced from their lush green homes, oil palm plantations have become an emotional flashpoint in the struggle between development and sustainability. But a struggle is also taking place far from the jungles of Borneo. Palm oil’s second largest export market, the […]

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