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29271. 10/08/2001
Karachi, Pakistan, 8/9/2001(Business Recorder) - The Trading Corporationof Pakistan (TCP) has so far received 25,000 tonnes of soya oil from theUnited States and is expecting two more vessels of 12,500 tons each withinthis month. The soya oil is being shipped under the US Aid that is thecompensation for F-16 payment, the final consignment of 25,000 tonnes isexpected to arrive in September.The timing of soya oil arrival is very favourable for the Government ofPakistan as according to market sources, the international market is verystrong and the price of oil has gone up by about 150 dollars more pertonne.Therefore, the import of edible oil at present is very costly. Since theimport duty has been exempted on the arrival of this oil, the TCP isexpected to generate a sizeable amount of money from these shipments.According to the sources of the Pakistan Vanaspati ManufacturersAssociation (PVMA), since the TCP has been exempted from custom duty andother taxes they are demanding that TCP should market soya oil at lowerrates which will help reduce the local price of ghee and cooking oil.The first auction of TCP is due on Aug. 16. However, the market sourcesbelieve that since soya oil is slow item. The TCP will be required tofloat several auctions to complete their sales.Ghee makers believe that the TCP should sell total quantity of soya oilbefore the commencement of manufacture of local cottonseed oil as thecotton crop is expected to be good. Local cottonseed oil is a goodreplacement for soya oil.
29272. 10/08/2001
Tuesday, August 7, 2001(The Star) - Malaysian companies have been asked tolook into the possibility of exporting the country's expertise in managingoil palm plantations and palm oil refining instead of just the commodity.According to Malaysian Palm Oil Promotion Council (MPOPC) chief executiveofficer Datuk Haron Siraj, Malaysia is leading the world in the palm oilbusiness and has the technical expertise to help other countries set uptheir palm oil operations."Although many Malaysian companies are reluctant to invest or buy oil palmland overseas because of issues relating to land tenure and security, wefeel this should not prevent them from exporting their management andtechnical skills," he said.Haron told reporters this during a programme on palm oil trade awarenessorganised by the MPOPC for 25 businessmen from east Europe and Africa inPetaling Jaya yesterday.Haron said that cultural and language barriers also posed challenges toMalaysian companies wanting to set up palm oil plantations abroad.Haron said that in addition to providing technical skills, Malaysiancompanies could export the equipment used in the oil palm plantation andrefining business."The MPOPC will continue to encourage palm oil consumption amongestablished markets and promote the edible oil in new markets in northAfrica and west Asia," he said. "Bangladesh and Vietnam had increasedtheir import of our crude palm oil in the 1st half of this year comparedwith the corresponding period last year.
29273. 10/08/2001
Friday, August 10, 2001(The Star) - PALM oil futures prices were slightlytrimmed by profit-taking yesterday after hitting the RM1,300 level earlierin the week, but analysts believe the market tone is still positive.They are of the view that prices of palm oil futures would stabilisearound the RM1,200 level."Given the nature of supply and demand, prices should stabilise at theRM1,200 level," said the head of research of a stockbroking company.Said the chief executive of a big oil palm company: "At RM1,000 a tonne, Iwould regard it as beh pai'(not bad) and at RM1,300 it's 'chin chia ho'(very good). My profit margin has doubled in the past two months."The production cost per tonne of palm oil in Malaysia averages betweenRM650 and RM700.Palm oil futures shot up to the RM1,300 level after influential forecasterIvan Wong revised down his estimates for production and stocks for themonth of July.His orginal estimates, made on July 23, were for a production of 925,000to 930,000 tonnes and stocks of between 940,000 and 950,000 tonnes.Wong slashed his forecast for July to 885,000 tonnes for production and915,000 tonnes for stocks.Palm oil futures prices have risen subtantially in just a few months amidconcerns over what effects the dry weather during the first half of theyear would have on the second half of 2001.With production trending downwards and stocks coming down, analysts saidprices should be firm over the next six months.They said the share prices of plantation companies, which rallied alongwith the initial spurt in crude palm oil (CPO) prices, had not joined inthe subsequent rise in palm oil futures."Prices are taking a breather after the sharp run. People want to be sureCPO prices can be sustained," said a plantations analyst with a localstockbroking firm.The analyst also said plantation companies had not been aggressivelyselling forward. Instead, they were balancing their sales between theforward and spot markets, an indication that they expected prices to risefurther.
29274. 10/08/2001
09 August 2001(Business Times) – MALAYSIA'S palm oil industry is set tobenefit from the worsening US soyabean crop harvest, which has resulted infavourable prices for the product for the next few months - at least.
29275. 10/08/2001
KUANTAN ,8/8/2001(NSTP) - The authorities have approved replantingexercise on 18,998ha of oil palm smallholdings in the State, mostlybelonging to Felda settlers, next year.
29276. 10/08/2001
KUCHING,Friday, August 10, 2001(The Star) -The Sarawak Land Consolidationand Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra) will get RM138mil funding from thestate government to develop more oil palm estates under the EighthMalaysia Plan.Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu said the approved allocationwould enable Salcra to plant another 12,000ha, including 5,500ha inSaribas estate in Sri Aman Division.Jabu, who is also Salcra chairman, said 11,128ha of oil palm estates hadbeen developed under the Kalaka-Saribas integrated agriculture developmentproject.More than 7,800ha were in Saratok, Roban South and Roban North estates inthe Kalaka district.Jabu recently officiated a consolidation project at Saribas estate aimedat improving its management.He said participants of oil palm schemes should not be unduly concernedwith the fluctuations in crude palm oil prices, assuring them thatinvestment in such schemes would bring them better returns.Crude palm oil prices have shot up to about RM1,300 per tonne from someRM700 per tonne months ago.Salcra recently paid out RM93mil in dividends to its scheme participants.
29277. 09/08/2001
3/8/2001(Berita Harian : Ekonomi) - ECOMEX Palm Oil (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd(Ecomex), pengendali Bursa Minyak Sawit Elektronik (ePOM) iaitu sistemurus niaga minyak sawit elektronik pertama di dunia, menawarkan lebih 51peratus kepentingannya kepada peserta industri.
29278. 09/08/2001
7/8/2001(Berita Harian : Ekonomi) - CUACA buruk yang melanda disebahagian negara dunia akan terus menjadi faktor asas yang kukuh bagimenyokong harga minyak sawit mentah (MSM) di pasaran tempatan untuk kekaldi paras melebihi RM1,200 satu tan metrik untuk tempoh terdekat ini.
29279. 09/08/2001
Kuala Terengganu, 6/8/2001 (Berita Harian) - Syarikat Milik Kerajan Negerikerugian RM4 juta, apabila kilang Padang Kubu, Air Putih , Kemamanterbakar semalam. Bilik menempatkan beberapa mesin pemerah di kilangkelapa sawit TDM Plantation Bhd, yang terbakar jam 4 pagi. Ketika bombatiba di tempat kejadian 15 minit selapas menerima laporan, hampir 75peratus kilang terbakar. Laporan Kebakaran dibuat oleh pengurus kilangMohamad Azhar Yassin selepas diberitahu pengawal keselamatan. Siasatanlanjut untuk menentukan punca kebakaran sedang dijalankan.
29280. 09/08/2001
8/8/2001(Business Times) - MALAYSIA's palm oil exports to Vietnam morethan doubled in the first half of the year, while those to Bangladesh grew63 per cent, said the Malaysian Palm Oil Promotion Council (MPOPC).Council chief executive Datuk Haron Siraj said Vietnam imported 122,459tonnes between January and June, a 107 per cent increase on the 58,931tonnes it imported in the same period last year.Bangladesh imported 97,742 tonnes of palm oil, 63 per cent more thanpreviously, Haron said."The marked increase was partly due to MPOPC's efforts for the pastseveral years to promote palm oil. We will continue to do so in otherparts of the world," said Haron.Growing awareness of palm oil's numerous qualities and health benefits wasone reason for the two countries to increase their imports of the edibleoil, he said.Increasing private sector participation also boosted interest in palm oilin Bangladesh and Vietnam, where import activities had been previouslyundertaken by government agencies, Haron said yesterday.MPOPC began a five-day Palm Oil Trade Awareness Programme (Potapa)yesterday for delegates from 13 countries in Eastern Europe, Africa andCentral Asia.Haron said MPOPC will continue to spearhead marketing and promotionactivities in new and existing markets."We have already identified several countries which have enormouspotential for Malaysia's palm oil to grow," Haron said.He said Russia, for example, imported 2.043 million tonnes of edible oilslast year, out of which 120,000 tonnes were of Malaysian palm oil."Russia is a country of great promise to Malaysia's palm oil and I thinkwe can do something to increase our market share there," he said.He added the same promise holds for countries such as Hungary, Poland, theCzech Republic and Romania due to the growth of its margarine sector."The same potential can also be found in countries from the West Asia suchas the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia,Morocco, Jordan and others.These countries have annual imports of some 100,000 tonnes of palm oilfrom Malaysia for the past several years.Haron, however, said due to financial constraints MPOPC would look at thepossibility of establishing regional marketing centres or staging pointsto carry out marketing activities rather than on a country to countrybasis."For example, we will establish UAE as our staging point for the rest ofthe West Asia region and Iran for the rest of Central Asia," he said.He added MPOPC would also look at Africa to expand palm oil markets."Nigeria, for example, has a population of 120 million people and most ofthe palm oil products found in East Africa are from Malaysia," he said.Haron said Malaysia's palm oil already has a presence in almost 120countries worldwide which is two thirds of the 148 countries under theUnited Nations banner."It is all a matter of time before the world start to discover Malaysia'spalm oil because some countries are new to the commodity and some areaware but tied to some financial problems."Malaysia will now look at all options available to market palm oil. Wecannot sit idly by and wait for orders," he said."In the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) region itself,there is a market of 500 million people and we will go all out to promotethe commodity."No doubt, Indonesia will be a major competitor but competition is healthyand will spur Malaysians to work harder," he concluded.Malaysia is the world's largest producer of palm oil. It produced 10.8million tonnes last year out of which some 9.08 million tonnes wereexported generating sales worth some US$4 billion (US$1 = RM3.80).Indonesia is the world's second largest producer of palm oil producingsome 6.9 million tonnes last year out of which 4.2 million tonnes wereexported. MPOPC was formed in 1990 to develop and undertake promotionalprogrammes and marketing activities of Malaysia's palm oil sector.It groups together ministries, agencies and also associations from theprivate sector.
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