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Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryThis Is America Lili Loofbourow The most disturbing <i>Who Is America?</i> skits don’t prey on politeness. They let their targets show who they …

Palm oil prices seen rising

PETALING JAYA: The prolonged dry weather in the country may result in crude palm oil (CPO) prices spiking by 30% from current levels of above RM2,600 …

Pancake Recipe

These pancakes are light, fluffy and tender. We like to serve them with butter and golden syrup, or berry compote and whipped cream. The recipe …

Warm water in Pacific could spark a monster El Nino in 2014

Scientists are watching a giant mass of sub-surface water in the Pacific. When this water reaches the sea surface, it could set off a powerful El …

El Nino Has Arrived

El Nino will be in the forefront of the news cycle during the next month as it continues to strengthen across the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Its …

B5 biodiesel mandate to be fully implemented in July

The government will fully mandate the use of B5 (a blend of five per cent palm oil biodiesel and 95 per cent petroleum diesel) nationwide on July …

Biodiesel

GRAINS-Corn at 6-month high on strong exports; soy up 1 percent

DTNPF Blogs | Agriculture Market | Corn Market Analysis

Some initial reactions to the Senate version of the farm bill came from various groups on Friday after the bill language and summary were released.<p>In …

Indonesia Unlikely to Meet 2014 Biodiesel Mandate: Industry Official | Jakarta Globe

<b>Kuala Lumpur.</b> Indonesia's use of palm oil for blending into biodiesel is likely to fall 41 percent short of its target due to a rally in prices of …

Asia

UPDATE 1-China official PMI hits 8-month low, adds to slowdown signs

* China official PMI at 50.2 in Feb, vs 50.5 in Jan<p>* Both new orders and export orders at 8-month lows<p>* Reinforces signs of slower economic growth in Q1<p>By Kevin Yao<p>BEIJING, March 1 (Reuters) - Activity in China’s factory sector slowed to an 8-month low in February, a government survey showed, …