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North Sumatra's rubber export volume up 15.04%: Gapkindo

Thu, 06/09/2011 - 18:33

Rubber export volume from North Sumatra, one of Indonesia’s main rubber producing regions, in the first quarter of this year expanded by 15.04 percent compared to the same period of last year, said Edy Irwansyah, Secretary of the North Sumatra chapter of the Indonesian Rubber Producers Association (Gapkindo).

CPO price to remain above 3,000 ringgit: Sime Darby

Thu, 06/09/2011 - 18:09

Palm oil prices will stay above 3,000 ringgit this year on strong demand from India and the Middle East, said CEO of Sime Darby Bhd., the world’s largest palm oil producer, M. Bakke Salleh on Thursday.

Syngenta builds seeds production facility in East Java

Thu, 06/09/2011 - 08:15

PT Syngenta Indonesia is building a US$25 million seeds production facility in Pasuruan, East Java to anticipate growing demand for seeds in Indonesia, Kontan daily reported on Thursday.

SMART allocates Rp 1.1T for 2011 Capex

Thu, 06/09/2011 - 07:59

PT Sinar Mas Agro and Resources Technology (SMART), the palm oil unit of the Sinar Mas Group, allocates Rp 1.1 trillion for capital expenditure this year as the company expands its downstream and upstream operations.

Car tire sales up slightly

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 10:22

Tire sales in January-May 2011 increased slightly by 0.015 percent to 20.59 million units from 20.56 million units in the same period of last year, according to the Indonesian Tire Makers Association (APBI). 

TPS Food to build 16 new rice mills, one CPO mill

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 10:05

Jakarta-listed vermicelli maker PT Tiga Pilar Sejahtera (TPS) Food plans to build 16 new rice mills worth a combined US$160 million over the next four years as part of a strategy to boost revenue.

America’s Farmers Are Second to None

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 01:15

There are a lot of special interests looking to profit from American families. Not surprisingly, these are the same companies that are willing to spend lavishly in order to protect their record profits – and they are willing to distort the truth in order to hide their profits.

Horticulture Conference

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 23:13

Planning Commission in collaboration with University of Agriculture Faisalabad is going to organise a one day conference on horticulture (fruits) at University of Agriculture Faisalabad on December 30, 2010 thereby to provide an independent forum to stakeholders for in-depth review of performance of agriculture sector and to render advice to Government through launching a national forum on agriculture with Syed Fakhar Imam former speaker national assembly as chairperson.

NCEL Growth Further Picks Up Momentum

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 23:06

NCEL’s remarkable year on year growth in 2010 has further picked up speed in the new Year. After the previous monthly milestone, reached in November 2010, of more than 100,000 contracts traded at the exchange, NCEL has very rapidly achieved the next milestone. In January 2011, a total of 159,469 contracts were traded with a total value of Rs 44.5 billion.

The Rise of Indonesia's Agriculture

Thu, 06/02/2011 - 22:17

Long regarded by many as one of the least profitable industries, the agricultural industry has been attracting greater attention from the global business community in recent days.

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