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Overseas investors continue to shun oil palm industry

The government’s decision to allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in oil palm plantations in November last year has failed to draw even a single investor. “There has not been even a single enquiry for FDI till now,” Sanjay Goenka, President of Oil Palm Developers and Processors Association (OPDPA) told The Hindu. Plantation tag “No FDI… Read More »

Facebook Says Government Data Requests Continue to Rise; India, US Top List

Facebook said Thursday it had received 13 percent more government requests for user data in the second half of 2015, with more than 46,000 requests worldwide. The leading social network, in its twice-annual “transparency report,” said the number of items “restricted” for violating local laws more than doubled compared to the prior six-month period, to 55,827. “Overall, we… Read More »