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Business 04 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

PPB sets aside RM350m for capex

PPB Group Bhd will spend RM350.8mil this year to expand its businesses in oil palm plantation, flour and feed milling, sugar cane plantation and refining, livestock farming, edible oil refining and trading, property, and waste management, said executive chairman Datuk Oh Siew Nam.

Business 04 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

PPB earnings may be lower due to higher costs

PPB Group Bhd expects earnings for the financial year ending December 2005 to be eroded by high raw material costs and ocean freight rates, chairman Datuk Oh Siew Nam said.

Business 17 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Research houses bearish on plantation sector

SPOOKED by India's decision on Tuesday to raise import tax on crude palm oil (CPO), refined, bleached and deodorise (rbd) palm oil and palm olein, and the continued rise in palm oil stocks, research houses have turned bearish on the plantation sector.

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.

Nation 01 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Perlis sugarcane plantations may grow rubber trees instead

Sugarcane fields here may be replanted with rubber trees, a move that could help check pollution from open burning of sugarcane.

Business 18 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

PPB Oil Palms still a favourite pick

PPB Oil Palms Bhd remains Mayban Securities' favourite pick due to its undemanding valuations and attractive dividend yields at 4.8%.

Business 15 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Keeping a keen watch on PPB Oil Palms

ARGUABLY, now is not the ideal time to train the spotlight on a plantation company, more so one that resolutely stays in the upstream. However, some industry observers are convinced that PPB Oil Palms Bhd is worth watching over the next few years as it continues growing as a pure plantation player.p>a href=http://biz.thestar.com.my/bizweek/ target=on_top>For the full BizWeek reports click here/a>p>

Lifestyle 04 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Foul (TBT) spray

Tributyltin (TBT), one of the most poisonous compounds known to man and commonly used in anti-fouling marine paints, is polluting Malaysian waters and its marine life.

Business 03 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Cautious start for plantation stocks

Plantation stocks would likely kick off on a cautious note in the New Year amid crude palm oil (CPO) prices coming down from their highs, and a bumper soybean harvest in the United States on the back of high stocks and increasing output by global producers.

Business 21 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Plantation sector to keep growing

The plantation sector is set to maintain good growth in 2005. United Plantations Bhd executive director (corporate affairs) Carl Bek-Nielsen, Golden Hope Bhd group chief executive Datuk Sabri Ahmad and PPB Oil Palms Bhd's MD Khoo Eng Min give their views in interviews with StarBiz.