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An aerial view of an FGV palm oil plantation. The company drew investment from thousands of the country's small farmers in its 2012 initial public offering.(Photo courtesy of FGV)
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'F should mean food': Malaysia's FGV looks beyond palm oil

Plantation owner has struggled since stock market debut but CEO wants to diversify

P PREM KUMAR, Nikkei staff writer | Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR -- The palm plantations that FGV Holdings owns, stretching across the Malaysian landscape, make it hard to believe that the company could once boast of being in the same league as Facebook.

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