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HANIM ADNAN

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22 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Buyers cite price of sustainable palm oil among deterrents when sourcing for CSPO

PETALING JAYA: Regional palm oil buyers have cited the price of sustainable palm oil, lack of consumer awareness and demand for certified sustainable products as deterrents when sourcing for certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO). Despite the availability of 100% certified palm oil, WWF said most businesses in Malaysia and Singapore were still not sourcing it.

Despite the availability of 100% certified palm oil, WWF said most businesses in Malaysia and Singapore were still not sourcing it.  A comparison of companies in Malaysia and Singapore against their international peers showed a significant gap in sustainable sourcing standards across South-East Asia. There was also a distinct lower level of transparency, number of RSPO memberships and sustainable palm oil commitments among these companies.
16 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

IOI Corp and Bunge in win-win deal

A “win-win” strategic partnership is in the making between two corporate giants, plantation group IOI Corp Bhd and US-based global agribusiness and food company Bunge Ltd.

26 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Wahid gets moving to boost returns for PNB

IT is to no one’s surprise that Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) group chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar is back in his element. A veteran of rebuilding companies and creating value, Wahid is busy shuffling between the meeting rooms on the fourth floor of the fund’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

26 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

DutaLand unit too expensive?

BOUSTEAD Plantations Bhd could be paying an expensive price for the proposed acquisition of Sabah oil palm plantations owned by a unit of DutaLand Bhd, say analysts.

16 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

PNB: Mega tower not expected to create office space glut

KUALA LUMPUR: Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) does not expect its Merdeka PNB118 mega tower to create an office space glut in the KL city centre, given sufficient demand once it is completed.

“At the end of the day, we think it will create enough rental income for PNB,” Wahid said at a luncheon talk jointly organised by the Malaysian Press Institute and PNB yesterday
15 Aug 2017 | 2:51 PM

Merdeka PNB 118 mega-tower development on track

KUALA LUMPUR: PNB group chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar says the construction of its Merdeka PNB 118 mega-tower is progressing well.

15 Aug 2017 | 2:28 PM

PNB looking to carve out 20% of Maybank shares into Islamic shares


KUALA LUMPUR: Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) is working on carving out 20% of Maybank shares into Islamic or i-shares through a ring fencing mechanism.

Group chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar: "Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) is looking at the designation of 20% of Maybank shares into Islamic or i-shares through a ring fencing mechanism."
14 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Planters in for better earnings on higher palm oil price

PETALING JAYA: Most planters’ second quarter results (Q2 2017) to be released this week are expected to record further improvement, bouyed by higher crude palm oil (CPO) production and prices.

Kenanga Research, in its latest report, said planters with high plantations exposure in Peninsular Malaysia such as Sime Darby Bhd, IOI Corp Bhd, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK), Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) and United Malacca Bhd could see higher-than-average production growth trends
5 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Cheaper imports seen continuing to weigh on Perstima

A casualty of cheaper imported tinplate products, Perusahaan Sadur Timah Bhd (Perstima), which controls about 60% of the local tinplate market, will likely see its profit dwindle further this year due to stiffer competition ahead.

31 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Settlers have recovered costs

Shahrir: FGV share price performance should not be a concern

Datuk Seri Najib Razak arriving at the Sambutan Hari Peneroka Felda 2017 Peringkat Kebangsaan at Putrajaya on 23 July 2017. Looking on (behind Najib) is Tan Sri Shahrir Samad. - M. Azhar Arif/The Star

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