The Macroeconomic Determinants to the Crude Palm Oil Prices in Malaysia (1987 - 2008)

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THE MACROECONOMIC DETERMINANTS TO THE
CRUDE PALM OIL PRICES IN MALAYSIA
(1987 - 2008)

HONEY IRMAWATI BINTI HAMZAH
2003197753

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
WITH HONOURS (BUSINESS ECONOMICS)
FACULTY OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA
SHAH ALAM

NOVEMBER 2008

THE MACROECONOMIC DETERMINANTS TO THE
CRUDE PALM OIL PRICES IN MALAYSIA

SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT
OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF
BBA (HONS) BUSINESS ECONOMICS

FACULTY OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
UiTM, SHAH ALAM

HONEY IRMAWATI BINTI HAMZAH

NOVEMBER 2008

DECLARATION OF ORIGINAL WORK

BACHELOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HONS) BUSINESS ECONOMICS FACULTY OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA

I, HONEY IRMAWATI BINTI HAMZAH, (I/C NUMBER: 780714015248)

Hereby, declare that:
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This work has not previously been accepted in substance for any degree, locally or oversea, and is not being concurrently submitted for this degree or any other degrees.

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This project is the result of my independent work and investigation, except where otherwise stated.

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All verbatim extracts has been distinguished by quotation marks and sources of my information have been specifically and acknowledged.

Signature:
(Honey Irmawati Binti Hamzah)

Date:

LETTER OF SUBMISSION

Honey Irmawati Binti Hamzah,
BBA (Hons) Business Economics,
Faculty of Business Management,
Universiti Teknologi MARA,
40450 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
20th November 2008

Puan Norizan Binti Mohammad
Faculty of Business Management,
University Technology of MARA,
40000 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Dear Miss,
Submission of Project Paper
Enclosed is a report entitled “The Macroeconomic Determinants to the Crude Palm Oil Price in Malaysia” for your kind progression. I hope that my research report fulfills the requirement stated by Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam. I would very much appreciate your kind understanding in reviewing my research report.

Thank You,
Yours Sincerely,

…………………………………….
(Honey Irmawati Binti Hamzah)
2003197753
BBA (Hons.) BUSINESS ECONOMICS

ACKNOWLEGDEMENT

ALHAMDULILLAH, in the name of ALLAH the All Mighty, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful and Most Gracious, Praise to Allah, the One and Only, for giving me patience, strength and ability to complete this project.

First and foremost, the author would like to express a million thanks to the Director-General of Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Dato’ Dr. Mohd Basri Wahid for giving me a chance to continuing my study as a fulltime student. Appreciation and gratitude are due to the Acting Director of Economic and Industry Development Division, Dr. Faizah Mohd Shariff and Head of Techno-Economic Unit, Encik Mohd Arif Simeh. The authors would like to thank the all members of Techno-Economic Unit for their constructive ideas and comments.

This project could not have been written without the advisor of this research, Puan Norizan Mohammad who not only served as the advisor of the project but also encouraged and challenged the authors throughout the study. Also, Puan Jamaliah Mhd Khalili as a second examiner and the other group members, who was patiently guided through the writing process, never accepting less than the author best efforts.

Last but not least, thanks are due to my family members for their support and prayers.

Honey Irmawati Binti Hamzah
NOVEMBER 2008

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
ACKNOWLEGDEMENT

IV

LIST OF TABLES

V

LIST OF FIGURES

VI

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

VII

LIST OF DEFINITIONS OF TERMS

VIII

ABSTRACT

IX

CHAPTERS

1

INTRODUCTION

1

1.1 Background of the Study

1

1.2 Problem Statement

4

1.3 Research Objectives

5

1.4 Significance of the Study

6

1.5 Research Question

6

1.6 Limitations

6

1.7 Scope of the Study

7

1.8 Definition of Term

8

1.8.1 Definitions for Crude Palm Oil...
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