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CPO PRICES PERK UP AFTER POSSIBLE END OF SAFEGUARD DUTY

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Crude Palm Oil (CPO) prices listed by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) perked up to RM2,432.00 per tonne on 4 March 2020, after having trended steadily downwards to low of RM2,377.50 the day before. Also, prices per tonne of oil palm fresh fruit bunches (FFB) which had been trending […]

CPO PRICES PLUNGE AFTER MAHATHIR’S RESIGNATION

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Prices of crude palm oil (CPO) listed on the Malaysian Palm Oil Board’s (MPOB) website plunged from RM2,645.00 per tonne at 4.30pm on 24 February 2020 to RM2,545.00 per tonne at 4.30pm Malaysian Time on 25 February 2020, a drop of RM100 per tonne in a day. This sharp drop […]

CPO PRICE PLUNGES TO RM2,689.00 PER TONNE

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Following our article Reinstate Exemption of Palm Oil Export Tax of 29 January 2020, the weighted average price of crude palm oil (locally delivered) according to the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) plunged to RM2,689.00 per tonne on 30 January 2020, down from RM2,984.00 per tonne on Friday 24 January […]

Reinstate Exemption of Palm Oil Export Tax

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor We ended our previous article – Minimal impact on Malaysia’s Palm Oil’ …Really? – on an optimistic note that the price of Malaysian crude palm oil (CPO) and fresh fruit bunches (FFB) would soon resume their uptrend after a transient temporary rocky patch. Coupled with that, our optimism was bolstered […]

Minimal impact on Malaysia’s Palm Oil’ …Really?

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor A Bernama report on 15 January 2020 may provide relief for Malaysia’s crude palm oil (CPO) and oil palm fresh fruit bunch (FFB) producers. Standard Chartered, ASEAN and South Asia Global Research chief economist Edward Lee had told Bernama that Malaysia’s exports of refined palm oil to India was roughly […]

India Restricts Malaysia’s Microprocessor and Telecoms Imports

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Hot on the heels of news of India’s restriction on imports of refined palm oil which broke on 8 January 2020,  a week later The Times of India of 15 January reported that India’s government is looking to restrict the import of microprocessors in retaliation for Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun […]

Will Tun M’s Criticism of India’s Citizenship Bill Impact Msia-India Trade?

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor According to an updated Reuters Africa report published on 8 January 2020 night, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry had issued a notification declaring that the import of refined palm oil “is amended from ‘Free’ to ‘Restricted’”. Four industry sources had told Reuters that the Ministry’s notification effectively bans the […]

FAA Announces New Finance Qualification Structure

The Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), an international independent quality assurance and accreditation body for the Financial Services Industry (FSI), announced the launch of its Finance Professional Qualifications Structure (FPQS). Mr Khairul Nizam, the Chief Executive Officer, FAA says, “FAAs accreditation is globally recognised and today we are proud to announce the launch of the Finance […]

MALAYSIA’S INDUSTRY 4.0 JOURNEY – FUNDING OPTIONS

By Charles F. Moreira In Part 2 we covered early practical implementations and solutions along Malaysia’s road to full Industry 4.0 which were presented at the Industry 4.0, Demystify, Funding & Roadmap Conference at the Petaling Jaya Hilton on 30 April 2019, jointly organised by the Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC) together with the Malaysia […]

MALAYSIA’S INDUSTRY 4.0 JOURNEY – PRACTICAL BEGININGS

By Charles F. Moreira Part 1 of this article looked at what Industry4WRD, Malaysia’s Industry 4.0 roadmap is and the reasons why, which were presented by speakers at the Industry 4.0, Demystify, Funding & Roadmap Conference at the Petaling Jaya Hilton on 30 April 2019, jointly organised by the Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC) together with […]

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