• 20 March, 2019
    French leaders admit negative campaign on Malaysian palm oil baseless
    Several French Parliamentarians and political leaders have admitted the negative campaign of the European Union on Malaysian palm oil is unfounded, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. The views were expressed by members of Parliament and politicians of France in a meeting with Dr Wan Azizah at a hotel here. “The members of Parliament said they have gone to Malaysia and felt that Malaysia has a good environment and admitted that our palm oil has received negative publicity.”
  • 20 March, 2019
    Dr M: EU told Malaysia will retaliate if discrimination against palm oil continues
    Malaysia has told the European Union (EU) that it will retaliate if the EU continues to discriminate palm oil, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The Prime Minister said aside from France, the government had written to all the heads of government of the EU regarding the matter. “We have pointed out to them that we will need to retaliate if they continue with this unfair discrimination against palm oil,” he said.
  • 20 March, 2019
    Malaysia to retaliate if EU discriminates against palm oil
    Malaysia will consider retaliating against the European Union (EU) if it goes ahead with its unfair measures against palm oil, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The Prime Minister said the government had agreed that Malaysia should be more aggressive on the matter.
  • 19 March, 2019
    Be more aggressive over EU phase-out of palm oil
    Putrajaya needs to take a more aggressive approach to tackle the European Union’s (EU) decision to phase out palm oil from transport fuel used in that trading bloc, says the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda). Felda director-general Datuk Dr Othman Omar said this is a purely business strategy for some EU member nations. “In the past they said the cultivation of palm oil here caused deforestation, but we have stopped planting in new areas. Next they said palm oil is not green. I think as far as the lobby is concerned, they look at oil palm as more efficient and more people are attracted to produce more, so they need to kill it before it becomes their biggest competitor.
  • 18 March, 2019
    Crude palm oil prices forecast to be higher this year
    THE oil palm industry has played an important role in the economy. The planted area expanded from 55,000ha in 1960 to 5.849 million hectares last year. In tandem with the area expansion, the production of palm oil also grew from less than 100,000 tonnes in 1960 to 19.516 million tonnes last year. This expansion, especially in the 1960s, was encouraged by the diversification strategy of the government, which recognised palm oil as a complementary crop to rubber.
  • 15 March, 2019
    Malaysian palm oil price drops for 7th session on demand woes, rising supplies
    Malaysian palm oil futures fell for a seventh consecutive session on Thursday to a three-month low, as concerns over slowing demand and rising production dragged down the market. There was further pressure on prices as Europeans reduce consumption amid environmental concerns associated with the tropical product. The benchmark third-month palm oil contract on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange closed down 1.4 percent at 2,062 ringgit ($504.28) a tonne.
  • 14 March, 2019
    Malaysian palm oil price hits 3-month low on India demand concerns
    Malaysian palm oil futures slid for a sixth consecutive session on Wednesday to their lowest in three months on pressure from expectations of lower demand in top importer India and rising domestic production. The benchmark third-month palm oil contract on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange finished down 1.3 percent at 2,089 ringgit a tonne. Earlier in the session, the market hit its weakest since mid-December at 2,070 ringgit a tonne.
  • 13 March, 2019
    Malaysian palm oil snaps 1-wk losing streak on crude price gains
    Malaysian palm oil futures snapped a week-long losing streak on Tuesday, gaining slightly in early trade to match rising crude oil prices. The benchmark palm oil contract for March delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange rose 0.57% to RM2,131 (US$522.30) per tonne at the midday break. Prices of the edible oil had fallen nearly 2% in the past 1 week on weak demand and high stockpiles in the world's second-largest producer.
  • 11 March, 2019
    Malaysian palm oil/Vegoils: Market factors to watch Monday March 11
    Malaysian palm oil futures reversed early gains to close lower on Friday, charting a third straight day of losses on weaker demand outlook. Iraq's state grain board bought 100,000 tonnes of U.S. and Canadian wheat in an international purchasing tender, traders said on Sunday.