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29841. 09/08/2004
Monday August 9, 2004 - In the past seven months since he was appointedthe group chief executive of Kumpulan Guthrie Bhd, Datuk Wahab Maskan, hasbeen working behind the scenes to raise the group's profile. In his firstmedia interview since his appointment, Wahab speaks to StarBiz seniorwriter Hasni Mohd Nasir on the way forward for the group.
29842. 09/08/2004
8/6/2004, Farm Industry News - Several segments of the U.S. agriculturalsector are preparing a quick, effective response if soybean rust isdetected in this country. Soybean rust is a devastating disease thatimpacts soybean yields in many growing areas outside of North America.
29843. 09/08/2004
08/04/04, Southeast Farm Press - While acreage, demand and weathercontinue to dominate the news in the corn and soybean markets, oneinteresting sidebar is what will happen when and if the United States runsout of soybeans before the new crop becomes available.
29844. 06/08/2004
05/08/04 - SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--Asian cash palm oil prices werehigher Thursday, supported by gains in the futures market and buyinginterest from India and China, traders said.At 0910 GMT, the benchmark October crude palm oil contract on theBursa Malaysia Derivatives was trading at 1,440 ringgit ($1=MYR3.8) ametric ton, up MYR35 from Wednesday's settlement price.The presence of India and China - the world's leading consumers andimporters of palm oil - is supporting general market sentiment, traderssaid.Preparations for September's mid-Autumn festival encouraged China toenter the market.In India, the hot and dry weather in July triggered concerns that thecountry's oilseed production could fall this year. However, rains haverevived since last week and are expected to improve throughout August,according to government projections. This has slowed India's demand overthe past few days.However, India returned to the market Wednesday, boosting sentiment inboth the physical and futures markets, one trader said.Market participants are also awaiting the latest report that will beissued by private forecasting firm Palmis Management Bhd. Friday on itsestimates for Malaysian palm oil production, exports and stocks in July.The Palmis data is a prelude to official supply and demand figures,which are due to be issued by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board Aug. 12.In the Malaysian cash market, CPO for August shipment was offered atMYR1,480 ringgit/ton, up MYR25 from Wednesday, delivered basis in SouthMalaysia.RBD palm olein for August shipment was offered at $425-427.50/ton, up$5-$7.50 from Wednesday.RBD palm oil for August shipment was at $415-$417.50/ton, up $5-$7.50from Wednesday.In Indonesia, RBD palm olein in Jakarta was offered at 4,250 rupiah($1=IDR9,170) a kilogram, up IDR25 from Wednesday.CPO in Medan was offered Thursday at IDR3,694/kg. CPO wasn't quotedWednesday.In other news, Indonesia sold 4,500 metric tons of crude palm oil at asemiweekly government auction Thursday, said an official from PTPerkebunan Nusantara, the agency that sells palm oil from state-runplantations.The official said the auction price was up IDR30/kg from the previousauction
29845. 06/08/2004
SAO PAULO (Dow Jones)--Brazilian soybean output could reach 64.2 millionmetric tons in the 2004-05 season (October-September), some 26% higherthan last season as yields return to normal after last year's weather anddisease problems and planted area grows, said local agriculturalconsultancy Celeres Thursday.Planted area is seen jumping 7.6% to 22.9 million hectares from 21.3million hectares last year while average yields are seen rising 16.9% to2,802 kilograms per hectare from 2,397 kg/hectare."Soybeans remain attractive to farmers despite the losses to droughtand Asian rust incurred last year. It is a better bet than corn," saidAnderson Galvao Gomes, Celeres' soy analyst.Celeres' forecast is a little lower than the U.S. Department ofAgriculture forecast for Brazilian output of 66 million tons, releasedlast month.Brazil is the world's No. 2 producer and exporter of soybeans.
29846. 06/08/2004
SAO PAULO (Dow Jones)--China's soy firms have medium- to long-termplans to start planting soybeans in Brazil, taking advantage of theexcellent growing conditions and low production costs in the center-west,a top Chinese trade official said.In 2003, China imported more than 5 million metric tons of soybeansfrom Brazil, the world's No. 2 producer, and it is looking to guaranteethis supply, said Charles Tang, president of the Sino-Brazilian chamber ofcommerce."It isn't difficult to buy 200,000 or 300,000 hectares to plant," saidTang, while accompanying a Chinese trade mission visiting Brazil.The intention is to integrate the Brazilian and Chinese soy industriesmore closely. In the interim, Chinese firms hope to close long-term supplycontracts with Brazilian cooperatives to build their own warehouses inBrazil, he said.Soy trade relations between the two countries were strained earlierthis year by China's decision to temporarily ban Brazilian soybean importsfrom 23 companies. However, Brazil's industry remains keen to increaseties.Chinese companies are interested in planting in the frontier soyregions of the center-west.
29847. 06/08/2004
Thursday August 5, 2004 - RISING freight rates are threatening to throttlea pick-up in demand for Asian palm oil, as world crude oil prices soar torecord highs, said industry officials.
29848. 06/08/2004
Friday August 6, 2004 - THE outlook for crude palm oil (CPO) prices is notas bearish as many expect, said Plantation Industries and CommoditiesMinister Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui.
29849. 06/08/2004
Wednesday August 4, 2004 - SARAWAK will have two more palm oil refineriesand 10 new mills to cater to the rapidly expanding oil palm industry.
29850. 06/08/2004
8/5/2004 - Rachel Eidelman and colleagues from the Agatston ResearchInstitute, Miami Beach, Florida, US, reviewed the literature and foundthat, in the studies covered by the review, vitamin E did not reduce therisk of heart attack or stroke.
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