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26221. 01/04/2005
KOTA KINABALU, March 31 (Bernama) -- It is a low-cost house like any otherin Sabah but this single-storey building located in the campus ofUniversiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) here is unique.
26222. 01/04/2005
KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 (Bernama) -- Malaysian companies are invited totake part in a trade and investment mission covering Turkey, Kuwait andOman from May 8 to 15.
26223. 01/04/2005
BANTING, Mar 30: - Police nabbed two men hours after they had hijacked apalm oil tanker here this morning - thanks to a civic-minded motorist.The passing motorist had witnessed the hijacking and alerted the police.
26224. 31/03/2005
3/30/2005 Financial Express - The government, with a view to curtailingdependence of vegetable oils, has geared up to promote massive cultivationof palm oil in the country. According to an official document, it hasnoted slow progress in cultivation of oil palm since the launch of theprogramme for Eighth Plan period. The government has expressed concernover forex outgo of about $ 1,800 million a year on account of vegetableoil imports.
26225. 31/03/2005
30/03/05 JAKARTA (Dow Jones)--Government and industry officials inIndonesia Tuesday sought to downplay concerns that a massive earthquakethat struck overnight may affect the country's agricultural output.In a statement, the Ministry of Agriculture office said it is tooearly to say what impact Monday's earthquake, which struck off the westerncoast of Sumatra island, might have on agriculture output.The agriculture sector accounts for around 15% of Indonesia's grossdomestic product."We haven't received any reports of damage in plantations due to theearthquake," said U.K. Anggoro, director of plantation development at theministry.Industry groups said that while reports of damage - if any - onplantations or the transportation network in North Sumatra are still notavailable, they believe supply of key agricultural commodities such ascoffee, rubber and palm oil will be unaffected."It may have damaged one or two palm oil refineries, but theearthquake is unlikely to have damaged palm plantations," said DeromBangun, chairman of the Indonesian Palm Oil Exporters Association, orGapki.The quake won't have any impact on the country's overall crude palm oiloutput, Derom added.CPO in Medan was traded higher at IDR3,871 a kilogram Tuesday, up fromIDR3,802/kg Thursday, because of a weakening rupiah and strong demand fromthe local market, traders said.So far, the earthquake hasn't affected the supply of CPO fromplantations to Medan, traders added.The epicenter of the 8.7-magnitude quake was 90 kilometers south ofthe island of Simeulue, off Sumatra's western coast and just north ofNias. The quake hit a little before midnight local time and was thelargest aftershock following the9.0-magnitude quake that spawned a deadly tsunami that swept across theIndian Ocean Dec. 26. The quake was felt as far away as Thailand, Malaysiaand Singapore.The Hong Kong Observatory reported that a quake of 5.7 magnitude alsostruck the area Tuesday morning.The Richter scale measurements of the two earthquakes - 9.0 versus 8.7- appear close, but the difference in strength is considerable. As theRichter scale is a logarithmic scale, an earthquake that measures 9.0 is10 times larger than one that measures 8.0.The country's largest producers of crude palm oil and rubber are allbased in North Sumatra province, which accounts for roughly 24% and 20% ofIndonesia's rubber and CPO output, respectively.Shipping activity at Belawan port in Medan hasn't been affected by thequake, an official said."The earthquake caused panic for a while, but it didn't damage anyfacilities at the port," said Amsar, a traffic control official at Belawanport. "Loading and unloading activities are normal."Located 26 kilometers north of Medan, the capital of North Sumatraprovince, Belawan port is the largest port for exports of Indonesia's keycommodities such as crude palm oil, coffee, rubber and tobacco.Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has postponed a plannedvisit Wednesday to Australia and said he would fly to Nias to assess thedamage there."The president would like to find out the extent of the damage andcasualties," presidential spokesman Andi Malarangeng told The AssociatedPress.
26226. 31/03/2005
30/03/05China Palm Oil Demand Slow; Buyers Cautious(Dow Jones)--Demand for Malaysian palm oil imports from China stillweak as buyers waiting for clearer market direction, say traders inMalaysia. Buyers in China preferring to cover requirements by taking upcargoes available domestically rather than placing fresh orders. "If theybuy directly from here, then it will take time for the oil to reach them.They don't want to be too exposed at this time because price direction isso uncertain," says trader in Malaysia.
26227. 31/03/2005
March 31 2005 - SABAH, with its vast land available for development,offers investors plenty of opportunities to venture into agriculture.
26228. 30/03/2005
KOTA KINABALU, March 29 -- (Bernama) -- Golden Hope Plantations Bhd (GHPB)plans to expand its downstream oils and oil fats businesses including itsoleo chemicals business globally, group chief executive officer, DatukSabri Ahmad said Tuesday.
26229. 29/03/2005
3/28/05 - FRESH concerns are emerging on the global soyabean productionfront with South American crop prospects looking increasingly suspect.
26230. 29/03/2005
3/28/05China Palm Olein Seen Range-Bound Near-Term(Dow Jones)--RBD palm olein prices in China likely range-bound inshort-term; but higher prices possible in April, May when weathers becomeswarmer, says research house Shanghai Pansun. Weak demand limiting upsideroom for now, but downtrend in stocks due to slower arrival of freshcargoes providing support on downside. Stocks now estimated around 180,000tons. Palm olein in major Chinese ports quoted around CNY4,700-CNY4,850 atend of last week.
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