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Business 16 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Sustaining the palm oil industry

At The Star Roundtable on Palm Oil held at Menara Star in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, recently, The Star’s executive editor Errol Oh led the discussion on these topics: Sustainability and the soon-to-be-launched Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO); the National Biomass Strategy 2020; the anti-palm oil lobby; and, Budget 2014.

Business 03 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

US says EU rules on biotech crops ‘unnecessary’

WASHINGTON: The United States has criticised “unnecessary” European Union rules against genetically modified US crop imports as it prepares to enter free-trade talks with the EU.

Business 02 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Sowing the seeds of success

Four decades of R&D puts Felda Agricultural Services in the forefront of the oil palm seedling business.

Business 19 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Nestle pulls meals in Italy, Spain as horsemeat scandal grows(update)

PARIS: Swiss giant Nestle has become the latest food company hit by Europe's horsemeat scandal, announcing it is removing two pasta meals from supermarket shelves in Italy and Spain due to contamination.

Business 14 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

British MPs say horsemeat discoveries "tip of the iceberg"

LONDON: Discoveries so far of horsemeat in products sold as beef are likely to be the "tip of the iceberg", a British parliamentary report into the scandal said on Thursday.

Business 03 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

CCI sector contributes substantially to GNI

THE communications content and infrastructure (CCI) sector spans a wide ecosystem covering content, network applications, services and devices. In 2009, the sector contributed RM22bil of Gross National Income (GNI) from telecommunications, TV, broadcasting, post and courier.

Business 31 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Uphill task for timber producers

KUCHING: Malaysia and other timber producing countries have found it extremely difficult to meet the different measures and requirements imposed by consumer nations to ensure that illegal timber products do not enter their markets.

Business 10 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Tax twists throw luxury market in disarray

Jeweller Mattia Cielo opened his exclusive boutique on top Italian luxury street Via Montenapoleone last October, only to see the flow of clients peter out after the government curbed the use of cash.

Business 28 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

M’sia aims for 25% of Islamic transactions

OXFORD: Malaysia is set to clinch 25% of global transactions in Islamic banking within the next decade from less than 10% currently, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop.

Business 06 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Pickup in industrial parks

THE industrial property sector is expected to rebound this year as the supply has been stagnant in the last four to five years.