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VEGOILS-Market factors to watch Sept. 6

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

other vegetable oil markets.


* Malaysian palm oil futures ended higher on Thursday, erasing earlier losses as

a weakening ringgit triggered buying interest, although bearish sentiment

persisted after a U.S. Department of Agriculture report showed damage to soy

crop was not worse than expected.

* U.S. corn futures fell for a third consecutive session and hit a three-week

low on Thursday as harvest of what looked like a record-large U.S. crop

accelerated amid scattered reports of stronger-than-anticipated yields.

* Oil futures rose on both sides of the Atlantic on Thursday as bullish U.S.

economic data and a drawdown in U.S. crude inventories implied increasing demand

in the world's biggest oil consumer.


* U.S. and European government bond yields surged on Thursday, with the yield on

U.S. 10-year Treasury notes touching 3 percent, as stronger-than-expected U.S.

economic data supported the view the Federal Reserve will begin scaling back its

bond purchases this month.

* Gold fell to a two-week low on Thursday as upbeat U.S. data raised

expectations the Federal Reserve could announce a cut in its stimulus program,

and copper slipped too as the dollar's strength weighed on the base metal's



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> Corn slumps on harvest pressure, soybeans rebound


> Cargo surveyors to release Malaysia's Sept. 1-10 palm export data on Sept. 10.

> Industry regulator the Malaysian Palm Oil Board to release Malaysia's August

palm stocks and output figures on Sept. 10.

Key commodity markets at 2316 GMT

Contract Month Last Change Low High Volume

RINGGIT/USD 3.303 +0.02 0 0

CHINA PALM OLEIN JAN4 0 +0.00 0 0 0

CHINA SOYOIL JAN4 0 +0.00 0 0 0

CBOT SOYOIL DEC3 43.55 +0.02 0.00 0.00 0

NYMEX CRUDE OCT3 108.44 +0.07 108.40 108.68 716

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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