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Malaysia's Sime Darby seeks detail after palm oil ban request

10 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Sime Darby Plantation has asked Liberty Shared for more information, it said on Friday, after the activist group made labour abuse allegations in a petition to the United States urging it to ban imports of Sime Darby palm oil.

Malaysia palm oil June end-stocks fall as exports surge 25%

10 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's palm oil inventories fell 6.3% at end-June from a month earlier as a leap in exports amid an easing of coronavirus curbs outpaced a surprise jump in production, official data showed on Friday.

Indian households shun downmarket palm oil, cutting demand in lockdown

07 Jul 2020

MUMBAI/KUALA LUMPUR Palm oil demand in India, the world's top edible oil importer, is set to plunge this year as coronavirus lockdowns slash food service sector demand and households opt for alternatives at the supermarket.

Indian households shun downmarket palm oil, cutting demand in lockdown

07 Jul 2020

MUMBAI/KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 Palm oil demand in India, the world's top edible oil importer, is set to plunge this year as coronavirus lockdowns slash food service sector demand and households opt for alternatives at the supermarket.

UPDATE 2-Malaysia's AirAsia sees 2020 capacity at 45-60% of 2019 levels on virus hit

07 Jul 2020

* Equity raising via placement or rights issue imminent - analyst (Recasts with capacity forecast from presentation released on Tuesday)

Malaysia worries new EU food rules could hurt palm oil exports

03 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's massive palm oil industry has warned that the European Union's (EU) recent proposal to make its food industry more sustainable could eventually lead to stricter regulations for imports of the world's most-consumed vegetable oil.

Malaysia to file WTO legal action against EU over restrictions on palm biofuel

01 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia, the world's second largest palm oil producer, will take legal action against the European Union's restrictions on palm oil-based biofuels with the World Trade Organization (WTO), calling the policy a "discriminatory action".

UPDATE 1-Malaysia to file WTO legal action against EU over restrictions on palm biofuel

01 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 Malaysia, the world's second largest palm oil producer, will take legal action against the European Union's restrictions on palm oil-based biofuels with the World Trade Organization (WTO), calling the policy a "discriminatory action".

Malaysian palm oil producers step up perks to retain foreign workers amid pandemic

24 Jun 2020

KUALA LUMPUR After five years of often back breaking work on a Malaysian palm oil plantation, Bangladeshi national Babul told his employer this month he was ready to call it quits.

Malaysian palm oil producers step up perks to retain foreign workers amid pandemic

24 Jun 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 After five years of often back breaking work on a Malaysian palm oil plantation, Bangladeshi national Babul told his employer this month he was ready to call it quits.

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