Published: Saturday 31 January 1998

Harrisons Malayalam Ltd, one of India's largest rubber and tea producers, plans to invest millions of dollars acquiring plantations both in India and abroad over a period of the next few years, taking advantage of the current depreciation of Asian currencies to expand its business, according to P. Rajgopalan, president of the company. Harrisons plans to buy rubber plantations in Kalimantan, Indonesia, having recently abandoned a us $40 million joint venture with the Vietnamese military. Scarcity of fresh parcels of land in India is driving the company to buy-up plantations abroad, Rajgopalan said.

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