The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and
other vegetable oil markets.
* Malaysian palm oil futures climbed to their highest level in more than five
weeks on Wednesday after healthy demand for the tropical oil fuelled hopes that
stockpiles would be kept in check despite a seasonal rise in output in the
world's top producers.
* U.S. corn futures fell on Wednesday for the first time in three sessions as
forecasts for mostly dry harvest weather over the next week weighed on the
market, though declines were limited by good export demand due to prices near
* Crude oil futures rose on Wednesday as it appeared Congress was close to an
11th-hour deal to raise the government's debt ceiling and prevent a default.
* Australian shares opened higher on Thursday, setting the stage for a relief
rally in Asia with Washington on the cusp of securing a deal to lift the
government's borrowing limit and avoid a historic default.
* Many commodity prices ended higher on Wednesday with the energy and metal
markets cheered by the growing likelihood that a last-minute deal to reopen the
U.S. government and avert a debt default would pass.
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Key commodity markets at 2354 GMT
Contract Month Last Change Low High Volume
RINGGIT/USD 3.171 -0.01 0 0
CHINA PALM OLEIN JAN4 0 +0.00 0 0 0
CHINA SOYOIL JAN4 0 +0.00 0 0 0
CBOT SOYOIL DEC3 41.37 +0.00 0.00 0.00 0
NYMEX CRUDE NOV3 102.14 -0.15 102.05 102.18 391
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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