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25521. 12/12/2007
11/12/2007 (Bloomberg) - Malaysia, the second-biggest palm oil producer, may revoke some licenses to produce biofuel from the commodity as the surging price of the raw material makes the fuel too expensive to make, a minister said.
25522. 12/12/2007
11/12/2007 (Business Spectator), Carey Island, Malaysia - The Netherlands has warned it will not renew subsidies for palm-based biofuel until global producers meet its environmental requirements.
25523. 12/12/2007
10/12/2007 (Food Navigator) - Crude palm oil production is up 4.4 per cent from October in Malaysia, according to the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, but this has not led to a fall in prices amid the current volatility of the crude and soya oil markets.
25524. 12/12/2007
11/12/2007 (The Economic Times), Jimbaran, Indonesia - Indonesia has no plans to alter the current palm oil export tax scheme, Trade Minister Mari Pangestu told Reuters on Tuesday, dampening expectations for a new scheme early next year. The tax scheme, under which export tax rates are adjusted monthly depending on movements of crude palm oil prices in international markets, was introduced in a bid to contain soaring local palm-oil based cooking oil prices.
25525. 12/12/2007
11/12/2007 (Business Standard), New Delhi - The customs duty has been reduced by around 50% over a year.
25526. 12/12/2007
11/12/2007 (Cosmetics design-europe.com) - In answer to growing consumer pressure over sustainable and ethically sourced personal care products, Lush has teamed up with a small soap specialist in the UK to develop what is claimed to be the world's first palm oil-free soap base.
25527. 12/12/2007
07/12/2007 (The Economic Times), Kochi - The Centre has no immediate plans to ban import of palm oil through Bayport in Kerala or restrict its entry through other South Indian ports, Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh said today.
25528. 12/12/2007
11/12/2007 (The Star Online), Kuching - Sarawak Plantation Bhd will buy 7,620ha plantation land in Mukah Division in central Sarawak for RM19.05mil from Lembaga Amanah Kebajikan Masjid Negeri Sarawak (LAKMNS).
25529. 10/12/2007
10/12/2007 (Newindpress, India) - For Keralites, palm oil is a saviour turned villain. When coconut oil, the cooking oil of Kerala households, touched the then record price of Rs.70 for a kg in 1985, the State Government imported palm oil from Malaysia and distributed through ration shops at Rs 15 to Rs 20. It was a great relief for the low and middleincome groups as it saved a lot of their money.
25530. 10/12/2007
10/12/2007 (Business Standard), New Delhi - Indian edible oil companies are said to be scouting around internationally for buying or leasing farms to grow oilseeds. This is an innovative way to deal with India’s perennial need for imports, and as a way of both reducing costs and ensuring regular supplies. India happens to be one of the world’s largest edible oil importers, and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. With the country’s laws on land holdings making it difficult, if not impossible, for business houses to acquire land for captive cultivation, companies have necessarily to look for land elsewhere. And if they can manage to do so in the countries from where they are already sourcing imports and where land is abundant and cheap, it helps them to cut costs as well. This should explain why some edible oil firms have either bought or are negotiating to acquire oil palm plantations in Indonesia, a key exporter of palm oil to India. The same motive of ensuring supplies at competitive prices has spurred the Solvent Extractors’ Association to visit the South American region and explore the possibility of producing other oilseeds, notably soyabean, either directly or through contract farming.
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