Palm oil blamed for 39 percent of forest loss in Borneo island World

Palm oil blamed for 39 percent of forest loss in Borneo island

The palm oil industry was responsible for at least 39 percent of forest loss on the biodiversity-rich island of Borneo between 2000 and 2018, according to data from the Centre for International Forest Research (CIFOR), a research firm based in Indonesia.
Indonesian fires pollute Malaysia’s air ASEAN

Indonesian fires pollute Malaysia’s air

Many places across Malaysia are witnessing rising air pollution levels as the southwest monsoon winds blow smoke from land and forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia, northward.
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Effective equitisation key to SOE reform: IFC official

Amid rising pressure on State-owned enterprises to reform and critical problems that hinder the process, Ethiopis Tafara, Vice President and General Counsel of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, talked with Vietnam News Agency's English-language daily Vietnam News about this issue.