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SYDNEY: Australian firefighters used a break from searing temperatures to strengthen containment lines around huge wildfires burning in the country’s southeast, as the financial and environmental costs of the crisis mounted.
KUALA LUMPUR: The United Nations should create internationally recogniSed sustainability standards that apply across all agricultural crops including palm, according to the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries, or CPOPC.
SYDNEY: Australia kept interest rates unchanged Tuesday, betting that a rebound in property prices will increase household wealth and confidence and see consumers more willing to part with their cash.
NUSA DUA, Indonesia: Top palm oil industry analysts have revised up their price outlook for the edible oil, pointing to reduced production and optimism that Indonesia’s so-called B30 biodiesel programme will help bolster demand.
NUSA DUA, Indonesia: Haze due to forest fires in top palm oil producer Indonesia has likely affected the quality of palm fruits and production of the vegetable oil this year, a leading industry analyst James Fry said.
AS the brains behind a hydroponics farming system in rural Kenya, 17-year-old Jefferson Kang’acha struggled to get noticed but he now expects the youth climate movement led by Greta Thunberg to bolster other young people on a mission.
SAN FRANCISCO: PG&E Corp began cutting power to more than 2.5 million Californians in the state’s largest deliberate blackout ever.
Climate change is fast becoming the key issue confronting the world.
SYDNEY: Terra Firma founder and chairman Guy Hands is leading a consortium to buy the firm’s Australian cattle company, Consolidated Pastoral Co (CPC), off its funds in a management buyout, CPC’s chief executive Troy Setter said yesterday.
NEGATIVE interest rates (NIRs) flies in the face of conventional wisdom (CW) about how financial markets should behave.