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Nation 13 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Company fined for exporting tainted palm oil

A local palm oil exporter has been fined by the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry for selling a huge consignment of adulterated edible palm oil to a foreign client.

Business 07 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Palm oil stocks not excessive: MPOA

THE issue of rising palm oil stocks, resulting in the current downward spiral in crude palm oil (CPO) prices, must not be #8220;overplayed#8221;, as the commodity is fundamentally supported by encouraging global supply and demand factors.

Business 11 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Commodity sector poised for double-digit growth

THE commodity sector is seen as a strong contributor to the economy and is poised to grow between 10% and 15% annually, said outgoing secretary-general to the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry, Tan Sri Datuk Dr Abdullah Tahir.

Nation 27 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Five states to work on timber project

Five timber-rich states will work together under a programme to reap RM2bil annually for the country through re-afforested timber.

Business 11 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bio-composite and fibre institute proposed

THE Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry has proposed to set up an institute of bio-composite and fibre to promote the development of kenaf plant (hibiscus cannabinus), said minister Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui.

Lifestyle 24 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Power in your palm

The world is slowly turning away from petrol for powering cars, and towards fuel sources which can be cultivated. One such source grows in abundance in our backyard reports TAN CHENG LI.

Nation 30 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Felcra plans to produce biodiesel

Felcra Bhd plans to invest between RM40mil and RM60- mil to build a plant and to bring in technology to produce biodiesel.

Business 16 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

BAT has a heart for minority shareholders

British American Tobacco Malaysia (BAT) managing director Andrew Gary has a heart for minority shareholders, many of whom depend on BAT for reliable dividend and retirement income. Seeing their strong interest in the company made him happy. Gray is pursuing all means to defend BAT's leadership position and fight against the sale of illegal cigarettes.--------------------------------------------

Community 07 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

RM22mil loss in bagworm attacks

Oil palm smallhold- ings and plantations in the Hilir Perak and Batang Padang districts are losing millions of ringgit due to a sudden attack by bagworms since last year.

Business 13 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Ekowood expanding output

Ekowood International Bhd expects its revenue to grow at a double-digit clip annually from 2006 to 2010, with its expanding plant capacity, said chief executive officer Tan Aik Sim.