The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and
other vegetable oil markets.
* Malaysian palm oil futures fell to their lowest in nearly two weeks on Monday
as a fall in global shares curbed appetite for risky assets, but weak local
currency reined in losses.
* U.S. soybean futures rose on Monday after government data showed
larger-than-expected export shipments of the beans and as rains slowed the early
soy harvest in top producer Brazil, traders and analysts said.
* Brent crude oil futures shed more than $1 a barrel on Monday, and U.S. crude
fell almost as much, as investors kept dumping risky assets on worries about
weaker growth in emerging markets.
* Emerging market equities hit a five-month low on Monday to lead a global
stocks sell-off, while Wall Street failed to hold slight gains as sentiment
* U.S. natural gas futures slumped 6.5 percent on Monday, as a thaw after last
week's deep freeze reduced heating demand across much of the country, while oil
slid as investors shed risky assets and gold fell 1 percent on profit taking
after the precious metal hit a one-month high during the session.
> Malaysia's Jan 1-25 palm oil exports fell 10.5 pct -SGS
> Soy rises on U.S. export data, cold boosts corn
> Breakingviews-Proof of potash cartel revival will be in pricing
> Brazil CS sugar output grinds to halt in Jan, Unica says
> Australian grains competition heats up as GrainCorp rivals
> ICE cocoa surges to 2-1/2-yr high as raw sugar tumbles
> Britain makes first rapeseed sale to Turkey
> ICE cocoa surge strengthens market's short-term outlook
> The Malaysian palm market will be closed for half day on Thursday, Jan. 30
ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays.
> Palm markets closed on Jan. 31 and Feb. 3 for the Lunar New Year and Federal
Territory Day holidays. Trading will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Key commodity markets at 2332 GMT
Contract Month Last Change Low High Volume
RINGGIT/USD 3.3435 +0.01 0 0
CHINA PALM OLEIN MAY4 0 +0.00 0 0 0
CHINA SOYOIL MAY4 0 +0.00 0 0 0
CBOT SOYOIL MAR4 37.06 +0.00 0.00 0.00 0
NYMEX CRUDE MAR4 95.70 -0.02 95.63 95.74 303
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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