Malaysian palm oil down 1.03% on heightened concerns over demand
Malaysian palm oil futures reversed early gains on Thursday, as heightened concerns over demand and forecasts of better production eclipsed worries that the coronavirus pandemic could choke off global supplies of the vegetable oil..... < read more >

FGV develops action plan to enhance labour practices
Agricultural and agri-commodities company FGV Holdings Bhd has developed an action plan to ensure that all of its practices relating to labour are fully in line with international labour standards..... < read more >

Canadian canola futures fall
ICE Canadian canola futures fell on Wednesday, pressured by weakness in soyabeans and a sinking stock market. Canola crush margins worsened and canola prices appear to have further downside, a trader said..... < read more >

Alarm bells for oil palm, timber
The palm oil industry hopes plantations and mills in six districts on the east coast will be allowed to resume operations while the timber sector faces millions in losses if no special permission is granted to export ready shipments during the current Movement Control Order (MCO) period..... < read more >

Why it is better to let plantations operate
Malaysian Estate Owners Association (MEOA) members said they could help contain the Covid-19 pandemic in oil palm plantations by resuming operations.... < read more >

Economics and Industry Development Division
Malaysian Palm Oil Board