• 3 April, 2020
    Viability of Synthetic Palm Oil versus Natural Palm Oil Dr. Mohd. Khairuddin Aman Razali & Dr. Kalyana Sundram
    For several decades now, and ever since the early 1980s, palm oil has been called out as a problem for a number of different reasons. First it was its nutritional and health effects – too saturated and posed a risk for human heart health. Next it was its wanton destruction of rainforests and the demise […]
  • 3 April, 2020
    Big Drop in US Ethanol Prices
    US ethanol prices have fallen to its lowest level in 17 years, according to a video from QuickTake by Bloomberg on ‘US Ethanol Producers See Prices Fall to Record Low as Demand Plummets’. S&P Global Platts reported that ethanol trading on Chicago’s Argo Terminal reportedly closed at USD 0.99 per gallon on March 17, the […]
  • 3 April, 2020
    China Soybean Crushing Capacity Moving Up North
    Last year, due to the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak, crushing activities, especially soybean crushing, had experienced a negative growth for the first time in history. In general, China’s soybean crushing capacity has been growing rapidly since the late 1990s as a result of various policies implemented by Chinese government in anticipation of the ballooning […]
  • 2 April, 2020
    FGV backs MPOA request to resume critical plantation operations in Sabah
    KUALA LUMPUR (April 1): FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) has added its voice to concerns raised by the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) and the Malaysian Estate Owner Association (MEOA) over a recent decision by the Sabah State Government to close palm oil operations in three additional districts in the State. This would lead to a […]
  • 1 April, 2020
    MCO in Bangladesh Threatens Ramadan Demand for Oils & Fats
    COVID-19 came as a havoc on oils and fats market of Bangladesh. Since Ramadan, the peak consumtion vis-à-vis import period of oils and fats in the country, is ensuing, refiners, importers and traders were ready for a bumper business and were prepared themselves accordingly. Importers cum refiners had planned to import about 400,000 to 500,000 […]
  • 1 April, 2020
    Key Issues Affecting Palm Oil in the EU and in EU Member States in 2020 and beyond
    The following are the key issues affecting palm oil in the EU, in EU Member States and in other European countries during 2020 and beyond. 1. The EU’s Renewable Energy Sources Directive The key development in 2019, and which will likely continue to play an important role in the 2020 and beyond, is the EU’s […]
  • 31 March, 2020
    Coronavirus implications on Egypt
    Egypt’s Ministry of Health announced the total infected cases as of 25 March 2020 is 456 cases, including 95 cases that have been cured and discharged from hospitals, and 21 deaths. As at today, several preventive measures has been taken to combat the spread of the new virus including suspending international flights, shutting down schools […]
  • 31 March, 2020
    Impact of Covid-19 On Indian Vegoils Business
    COVID-19 has wormed itself into the consciousness of people around the world. It has laid bare the boundaries created by men. In its rampage across the globe, it has brought the high and mighty to their knees. India has been a late entrant to the visitations of this virus. Almost all those afflicted in India […]
  • 31 March, 2020
    Government of India Relaxes ‘Certificate of Origin’ Conditions
    Below notification was issued by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Government of India on March 28, 2020. This notification recognises the fact that Government of India will not be able to issue Certificates of Origin (COO) in view of the lockdown. However, the custom authorities have been […]