Plantation sector was one of the vulnerable sectors but is very important to economy at large, both interms of export income and employment generation.
The business model also skewed in favour of management compnaies, when bad times comes, managers are still protected while shareholders (ordinary) get a hit. Wage increse , cost of production are key to watch.
These times, ther is a boom in rubber & palm oil while there is drag from the TEA. but, god knows whats about the future.