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PETALING JAYA: FGV Holdings Bhd, which suffered bigger losses in the first three months of this year, is targeting a better financial performance in 2020 than last year despite the current challenging business environment due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
JAKARTA (AFP): Indonesia has started cloud seeding to induce rain as the archipelago moves to head off annual forest fires blamed for blanketing swathes of Southeast Asia in toxic haze.
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite a dismal first quarter, FGV Holdings Bhd is looking forward to a better second half of 2020 with a pick up in both fresh fruit bunch (FFB) production and overall performance.
KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Capital research has maintained its underweight rating on the plantation sector as it expects crude palm oil (CPO) prices to remain under pressure amid continued weakening demand in producing countries.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's palm oil inventories jumped to more than 2 million tonnes in April, well above expectations, as production surged to a six-month high and coronavirus lockdowns led to a slump in demand, industry data showed on Tuesday.
THE rain in Penang has helped make the heat bearable, but it is not helping to fill up the dams fast enough in readiness for an expected prolonged dry season next year.
NEW YORK (AFP): The new coronavirus is quickly destroyed by sunlight, according to new research announced by a senior US official on Thursday, though the study has not yet been made public and awaits external evaluation.
GEORGE TOWN: So much help has poured in for the poor during the movement control order (MCO) period that a kampung house was found to have seven big bags of rice.
GEORGE TOWN: The state government has sent an urgent appeal to the Meteorological Department to conduct cloud seeding to induce more rain over Penang and Kedah.
KIEV (Reuters) - A huge blaze that tore through forests around the defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant has been put out, Ukrainian officials said on Tuesday, saying hundreds of emergency workers had used planes and helicopters to douse the flames.