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Malaysian palm oil price jumps more than 2pct on higher demand, stronger soyoil

17-May-2019
Malaysian palm oil futures rose to a more than two-week high on Thursday evening on better demand for the edible oil, moving up for the fourth straight day as they tracked gains in soyoil on the U.S. Chicago Board of Trade. The benchmark palm oil contract for August delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange was last up 2.5% at 2,096 ringgit ($503.48) a tonne.

Teresa Kok: Europe offers better opportunities for palm oil market

16-May-2019
In the face of the impending passing of the Delegated Act to phase out palm oil by the European Union, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok is positive that all is not lost as her European mission on palm oil has opened more doors for negotiations. The minister, with her entourage of senior officials from the ministry, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) and Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC) were on a 10-day trip between May 3 and May 13 to London, Brussels, Berlin and Rome, where they met senior officials in their mission to explain Malaysia’s stand on the palm oil situation.

Palm oil price at week high on stronger soyoil, weaker ringgit

16-May-2019
Malaysian palm oil futures climbed to a one-week top in early trade on Wednesday, in line to chart a third consecutive day of gain, as it tracked an increase in U.S. soyoil on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and a weaker ringgit.

Malaysia keeps June crude palm oil export duty at 0pct

15-May-2019
Malaysia kept its export duty on crude palm oil for June unchanged 0%, according to a circular on the Malaysian Palm Oil Board's website on Tuesday, citing the national customs department. The duty has been at 0% since September.

Malaysian palm oil price climbs more than 1pct as ringgit weakens

15-May-2019
Malaysian palm oil futures rose more than 1% for a second day of gains on Tuesday, supported by a weaker ringgit and expectated higher demand in May. The ringgit, palm's currency of trade, weakened by 0.2% against the dollar on Tuesday evening. A weaker ringgit usually supports palm oil by making it cheaper for foreign buyers. The benchmark palm oil contract for July delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange gained 1.5% at 2,014 ringgit ($483.09) a tonne at the close.

M’sia to continue working with Indonesia to defend palm oil

14-May-2019
Malaysia will continue to work with Indonesia to defend palm oil which is under sabotage by lobbyists in Europe, says Interna­tional Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking. He said the cooperation began with both parties issuing statements and taking joint action to handle the ban by the European community. “Only France is blocking the use of palm oil, even then not completely while the Netherlands is one of the biggest importers among the European nations.

Palm oil price at 6-month low

14-May-2019
The falling price of crude palm oil (CPO), which has dropped below RM2,000 a tonne, is hurting planters. At RM1,985 a tonne yesterday, the vegetable oil is trading near its lowest level in six months. Maybank Research, in a report, expects Malaysian-based planters to see continued earnings pressure, mainly on still weak spot CPO average selling prices (-19% y-o-y). The research house is expecting integrated players to still fare relatively better as they would benefit from low raw material costs.

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Alexander Payne On ‘Nebraska’ Why He’s Not Making Fun Of People From The Midwest

Alexander Payne takes a direct approach to interviews. He’s certainly not there to make the interviewer feel comfortable, but it’s rarely ever truly contentious. One subject, however, Payne doesn’t like is the accusation that the Omaha born director behind “Election,” “Sideways” and “About Schmidt” is somehow belittling his Midwestern subjects. It’s obvious how much Payne loves these characters, which is why his newest film, “Nebraska,” just might be one of the most accurate depictions of modern life in the Midwest put on film.

In “Nebraska,” out Nov. 15 in limited release, David (Will Forte) has given up on trying to explain to his father, Woody (Bruce Dern), that the $1 million dollars Woody “may have already won” from a magazine subscription service is a scam. After a few incidents where a confused Woody tries to walk from Billings, Mont. to Lincoln, Neb. in cheap michael kors an ill fated attempt to pick up the prize, David decides to drive Woody to Nebraska himself. On the way, the father and son stop in their old hometown where, now, Woody is a local celebrity due to his “good fortune.”

Payne is in New York City for the New York Film Festival premiere of “Nebraska.” We spoke the day after its successful Tuesday night screening about the nuances that go into making a black and white movie set in Nebraska (as Payne’s mother said, filming the state of Nebraska in color would be “stupid”) and why the dynamics between Michael Kors from China his cast Dern and June Squibb as the parent, Forte and Bob Odenkirk as their sons was so important.

Having grown up in Missouri, “Nebraska” might be one of the greatest representations of people in the Midwest I’ve seen.

Well, (A), I’m from the Midwest I’m from Omaha and I still live there and (B) I try to be observant and (C) I try to represent what I observe in films.

After I saw the film, I was asked by people not from the Midwest if I thought the movie makes fun of Midwesterners. I said, “No.”

Whenever I get the cheap michael kors question, “Are you making fun?” or if I’m being accused of feeling superior to the characters, it’s usually by people who themselves feel superior to others. At least I think so. I remember when “Fargo” came out, the Coen brothers got some shit for making fun. People in Minnesota peed their pants that movie was so funny. Are you kidding me?

I can’t imagine anyone Replica Michael Kors Handbags in the Midwest is going to think that they are being made fun of.

I get more comments or questions about how I seem to love my characters than I do about how I seem to be making fun of those, so, michael kors handbags whatever. Look, I just make them. And I can’t change how anybody sees the film. So, whatever.

I thought people that I know were just asking me that, I am surprised people are asking you that.

Yeah, from time to time. Or I’ll read it in a review or something.

I do love the two local bars in the movie that look exactly the same. Especially with Chicago’s “We Can Last Forever” playing in the background.

[Laughs] Yeah, right. Very accurate, yeah. We tried about 50 songs for that scene trying to find stuff that melded well with the rhythm of the dialogue that seemed completely believable in that bar and that we can afford. And that’s the one we landed on. One I was temping with for weeks that I also loved was [Three Dog Night’s] “Never Been To Spain.” That one works, too.

It’s interesting you michael kors outlet filmed this in black and white because the look did remind me of the cover of Bruce Sprigsteen’s “Nebraska.”Was there any influence?

[Laughs] No.

I guess my point is that the perfect image of Nebraska is in black and white. Why does Nebraska work so well in black and white?

I don’t know. My mom said my mom saw it last night and she said in the car driving home, she goes, “Now I see why you had to make it in black and white. It would have Michael Kors from china been stupid in color.” I said, “Mom, I’m going to use that line.” [laughs]

When I first heard that you wanted to cast Gene Hackman as Woody, I was really excited by that prospect. But now I can’t imagine anyone but Bruce Dern playing Woody.

I have to correct you michael kors handbags a little bit, in that my very first thought when I read the script nine years ago was Bruce Dern. And Gene Hackman, I definitely tried to meet, but he won’t meet anyone right now. He’s retired. And it got out that I was trying to meet him I met like 50 guys but I couldn’t meet Hackman. But he’s an obvious one you’d want to cross off the list. But, anyway. I wound up circling back to Bruce.

Did Will Forte’s casting come as a result of how he worked with Bruce Dern? If it weren’t Bruce Dern, would someone else have played David?

Yes. Well, the casting director John Jackson michael kors outlet and I were trying to put together the right cast, whom we believed were also in the same family. So, everything stemmed from casting Bruce first because that was the hardest part to cast, Woody. We believed that Woody would marry June and we believed that Will Forte and Bob Odenkirk could be brothers and be sons of that couple. Had I cast another Woody, I michael kors handbags outlet had other people besides Will and Bob who, in a different version, the movie could have worked.

Those two make a good comedic team, obviously both of their “SNL” backgrounds help.

Had I cast another Woody, the number two lineup of sons would have been very dark fellows. They could have been very believable brothers, and both are super funny . but that wasn’t how it worked out. We were very concerned about creating believable families. That’s the point.

I do wish the football game they were watching was a Chiefs game as opposed to the Lions and Bears.

[Laughs] Can’t help you, pal.

“Nebraska” had success at Cannes, but I feel it’s going to play better to people here.

I’ve had much more successful screenings, I feel, at Telluride and New York than I had at Cannes. I think the American audience understands a lot more of the subtle jokes.Articles Connexes: