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Palm edges higher on stronger soyoil before trimming gains

20-Apr-2018
Malaysian palm oil futures edged higher in early trade on Thursday, tracking strength in soyoil on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), before trimming the gains to trade flat by the midday break. The benchmark palm oil contract for July delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange was flat at RM2,408 (US$619.50) a tonne at the midday break. It earlier rose as much as 0.7% to RM2,424. Trading volumes stood at 7,049 lots of 25 tonnes each at the midday break.

Malaysian palm oil price declines on weaker demand growth outlook

20-Apr-2018
Malaysian palm oil futures declined on Thursday evening, with the market weighed down by forecasts of slowing demand growth ahead of a data release by cargo surveyors on Friday. The benchmark palm oil contract for July delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange was down 0.2 percent at 2,403 ringgit ($617.90) a tonne at the close of trade. It earlier rose as much as 0.7 percent to 2,424 ringgit.

Indonesia to boost biodiesel exports, Malaysia expects to lose market share

20-Apr-2018
KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA: Indonesian biodiesel makers are gearing up to boost exports after the European Union removed anti-dumping duties on shipments from some producers in the country, but rival suppliers in Malaysia are bracing for a slowdown in the wake of the move. Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2018/04/20/indonesia-to-boost-biodiesel-exports-malaysia-expects-to-lose-market-share/#d7qUMhOoDTAmTWQq.99

Malaysian palm oil price declines on weaker demand growth outlook

20-Apr-2018
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures declined on Thursday evening, with the market weighed down by forecasts of slowing demand growth ahead of a data release by cargo surveyors on Friday.

FGV seen to achieve ideal palm-tree age profile by 2020

20-Apr-2018
Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd Maintain buy with an unchanged target price (TP) of RM2.26: We expect Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd’s (FGV) plantation division earnings to continue growing in 2018-2020, on the back of a boost in fresh fruit bunch (FFB) yields and crude palm oil (CPO) production, arising from an increasing prime matured palm-tree area. We also expect improvement in production cost to offset the impact of a dip in CPO prices. Over the years, FGV’s palm-tree-age profile has improved and currently its average palm-tree age stands at about 14.5 years. We expect FGV to be on track to achieve an ideal palm-tree age profile of 12 years to 13 years by 2020 through an annual replanting programme of about 3% to 6% of its planted land bank.

Palm edges higher on stronger soyoil before trimming gains

20-Apr-2018
KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Malaysian palm oil futures edged higher in early trade on Thursday, tracking strength in soyoil on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), before trimming the gains to trade flat by the midday break.

Malaysian palm oil price closes flat after recouping early losses

19-Apr-2018
Malaysian palm oil futures closed flat on Wednesday as short covering in the second half of trade helped the market recover from losses earlier in the day. The benchmark palm oil contract for July delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange closed at 2,408 ringgit ($619.34) a tonne on Wednesday evening. It earlier fell as much as 1.2 percent to an intraday low of 2,380 ringgit. Palm had jumped 1.6 percent in its previous trading session, after seeing six straight days of declines.

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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: