NEWS FEED
  • 20 January, 2017
    Is Palm Oil A Cancer Risk? Let Truthful Science Prevail!
    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.
  • 20 January, 2017
    Palm oil falls on weaker soyoil, seen range-bound
    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.
  • 20 January, 2017
    Plantation asset demerger to unlock value for Sime Darby
    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.
  • 20 January, 2017
    A Year Of 2 Halves For CPO Outlook
    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 first two quarters of 2017 and prices will stabilise, experts said at a recent Palm Oil Economic Review & Outlook Seminar 2017 organised by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB).
  • 20 January, 2017
    Safety is our top priority
    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 the quoted cancer health concerns about palm oil is a classic case in point.
  • 19 January, 2017
    Malaysian Palm Oil Industry: Our Stand On The Nutella Ferrero Report and Misinformation about Palm Oil and Cancer
    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, ever so often, such misinformed frenzy is unsupported by facts. The recent hype on Nutella and the quoted cancer health concerns about palm oil is a classic case in point.
  • 19 January, 2017
    Three Sectors To Benefit From This Year’s Growth
    Three major sectors in Malaysia are expected to benefit from this year’s economic growth, despite the intense global economic uncertainty, as a result of the US president-elect Donald Trump’s policy on the open market system. IQI Holdings Malaysia chief economist Shan Saeed said the three sectors are oil and gas (O&G), agriculture and manufacturing-technology, which will continue to grow as the demands are relatively strong globally.
  • 19 January, 2017
    TSH to see double-digit FFB production growth this year
    KUCHING: TSH Resources Bhd (TSH) is poised to reap higher fresh fruit bunches (FFB) production this year. The research arm of Public Investment Bank Bhd (PublicInvest Research) in a report yesterday said it expects the plantation company to produce healthy FFB growth of 10-15 per cent in financial year 2017 (FY17) ending December 2017.
  • 19 January, 2017
    NGOs admit oil palm not main cause of deforestation
    KUCHING: Beef and soya bean industries are the main culprits for more forest disappearing internationally and not palm oil as often claimed. Sarawak Oil Palm Plantation Owners Association (Soppoa) in a statement yesterday said international scientific communities were now being rightly informed of the latest findings with regards to these two industries as the main drivers of deforestation.