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Business 03 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia set to export more palm oil this year

THE country is expected to export more palm oil this year based on the results of the first four months of the year, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry parliamentary secretary Ng Lip Yong.

Business 11 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Assar to build RM70m refinery

Joint-venture firm Assar Refinery Services Sdn Bhd will invest between RM60mil and RM70mil to build an integrated palm oil refinery in Senari, Kuching.

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.

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.

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.--------------------------------------------

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.

Business 07 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Furniture exports likely to hit RM10bil

The Malaysian Furniture Promotion Council (MFPC) expects Malaysia's furniture exports to hit RM10bil in 2010, with the focus on quality furniture and not quantity.

Business 11 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Govt enlists oil firms to distribute Envo Diesel

The government is seeking to collaborate with oil companies to help mass-distribute homegrown biofuel Envo Diesel by year-end, said Plantation, Industries and Commodities Ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Michael Dosim Lunjew.

Business 21 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia, Indonesia set aside 40% CPO for biodiesel

The world's top palm oil producers, Malaysia and Indonesia, have decided to set aside nearly 40% of their crude palm oil output for biodiesel production, the Plantation Industries and Commodities ministry said yesterday.