Volume 14 | SEPTEMBER 2011

COVER STORY
BUILDING AGRIBUSINESS PILLAR
The Indonesian company Medco Group is transforming itself from a company involving in oil and gas as its core business to a firm having a new pillar in agribusiness. Why and how it is pursuing the transformation efforts?

 

AGRICULTURE

The Ministry of Agriculture is making fresh attempts to lure more private investors to the agriculture sector. There are a number of lingering obstacles.

 
Russia offers land for Southeast Asian farmers
 
 
PALM OIL REVIEW
Uncertain time
After enjoying strong first half earnings, palm oil companies are now facing increasing uncertainty amid the threat of an economic slowdown
 
 
COFFEE
Hot coffee to cool down
Better production of coffee beans in key producing countries of Brazil, Columbia and Vietnam in the next season is expected to ease the prices of the commodity.
 
 
COCOA
The weather factor
Unfavorable weather condition in West Africa will hamper cocoa beans production in the upcoming season, and turning the global market back into deficit. Will this trigger another round of price rally>
 
 
COMPANIES
TPS Food: Big appetite for acquisition
PT Tiga Pilar Sejahtera (TPS) Food is aggressively expanding through acquisitions.
 
 
INVESTMENT
China's Guangdong Agribusiness begins sisal nursery in Sumbawa
Supported by its climate and topography, the West Sumbawa Regency in West Nusa Tenggara will soon have a sisal plantation and processing industry, the first of its kind in Indonesia.
 
 
ASEAN
Stable food and commodities prices key to ASEAN growth
 
 
RICE
Thailand may give up biggest rice-exporter role
 

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