VEGOILS-Market factors to watch Oct 7

Reuters

The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and

other vegetable oil markets.

FUNDAMENTALS

* Malaysian palm oil futures ended higher on Friday, lifted by overnight U.S.

soyoil markets, but trade was muted as investors waited for an industry report

on stocks and output volume in the world's second-largest producer.

* U.S. wheat futures edged lower on Friday but hovered near a 3-1/2 month high

and notched their third straight weekly gain amid tightening global supplies and

strong demand.

* Oil eked out its first gain in three weeks as half of oil production in the

U.S. Gulf of Mexico was offline from an approaching storm.

MARKET NEWS

* Asian markets look set for a cautious start to the week on Monday, with U.S.

stock futures and the dollar coming under pressure as politicians in Washington

showed no signs of making progress over the weekend in resolving the U.S. budget

standoff.

* Commodities markets were mixed on Friday as copper rose 1 percent in a

technical bounce and gold slipped on a firmer U.S. dollar, despite concerns that

deeply divided lawmakers in Washington were far from reaching a budget deal.

RELATED NEWS

> USDA shutdown, data uncertainty roil CBOT soy options trade

> With U.S. government shut, private data providers step in

> Planting in Brazil's top soy state behind previous year

> Corn and soy yields in early U.S. harvest beat expectations

> Informa Economics trims U.S. soybean crop forecast

DATA/EVENTS

> Industry regulator the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) will release data on

Malaysia's end-September stocks, exports and production on Oct. 10.

> Cargo surveyors Intertek Testing Services and Societe Generale de Surveillance

will release Malaysia's Oct. 1-10 palm oil export data on Oct. 10.

Key commodity markets at 2348 GMT

Contract Month Last Change Low High Volume

RINGGIT/USD 3.18 -0.01 0 0

CHINA PALM OLEIN JAN4 5384 -2.00 5370 5418 230740

CHINA SOYOIL JAN4 6960 -52.00 6934 7008 359152

CBOT SOYOIL DEC3 40.25 +0.01 0.00 0.00 0

NYMEX CRUDE NOV3 103.53 -0.31 103.31 103.53 906

CBOT soy oil in U.S. cents per pound

Dalian soy oil in Chinese yuan per tonne

Crude in U.S. dollars per barrel

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