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VEGOILS-Palm eases on trade war worries, ringgit strength

* Palm earlier rose to 4-day top of 2,058 rgt/T

* Ringgit gained slightly around noon before trading flat

* Market also down on profit taking - trader

(Updates with closing prices)

By Emily Chow

KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 (Reuters) - Malaysian palm oil futures

fell on Wednesday, pressured by concerns over the Sino-U.S.

trade conflict and as the ringgit strengthened.

A stronger ringgit, palm's currency of trade, usually makes

the edible oil more expensive for foreign buyers. The ringgit,

which has had seven straight days of losses, rose slightly

against the dollar on Wednesday before ending the trading day

flat at 4.1470.

The benchmark palm oil contract for July delivery

on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange was last down 0.2

percent at 2,037 ringgit ($491.20) a tonne at the close of


It earlier climbed to a four-day high of 2,058 ringgit

before falling as much as 1.4 percent to an intraday low of

2,012 ringgit.

Palm prices had risen nearly 3 percent in its previous

session tracking gains in related edible oils.

"The market started strong on supportive external oils, but

the ringgit strengthened along with some profit-taking which

weighed on the market," said a Kuala Lumpur-based futures


She said the market was also uncertain over the U.S.-China

trade talks that are scheduled to start on Thursday when China's

vice premier visits Washington.

Global stocks and commodities markets were hit earlier this

week after U.S. president Donald Trump threatened to impose

additional tariffs on Chinese imports.

In other related oils, the Chicago July soybean oil contract

fell 0.3 percent, while the May soyoil contract on the

Dalian Commodity Exchange gained 0.04 percent.

Meanwhile, the Dalian May palm oil contract slipped

0.6 percent.

Palm oil prices are affected by movements in soyoil, with

which it competes for global market share.

Palm, soy and crude oil prices at 1045 GMT

Contract Month Last Change Low High Volume

MY PALM OIL MAY9 0 -9.00 0 0 0

MY PALM OIL JUN9 2007 -9.00 1985 2030 1602

MY PALM OIL JUL9 2036 -3.00 2012 2058 18355

CHINA PALM OLEIN MAY9 4160 -26.00 4160 4228 924

CHINA SOYOIL MAY9 5238 +2.00 5238 5400 490

CBOT SOY OIL MAY9 26.81 +0.00 0 0 350

INDIA PALM OIL MAY9 518.50 +0.10 516.00 520.1 822

INDIA SOYOIL MAY9 738 +2.15 733.55 739.5 5170

NYMEX CRUDE JUN9 61.14 -0.26 61.07 62.10 169323

Palm oil prices in Malaysian ringgit per tonne

CBOT soy oil in U.S. cents per pound

Dalian soy oil and RBD palm olein in Chinese yuan per tonne

India soy oil in Indian rupee per 10 kg

Crude in U.S. dollars per barrel

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($1 = 4.1470 ringgit)

($1 = 69.6250 Indian rupees)

($1 = 6.7808 Chinese yuan)

(Reporting by Emily Chow; editing by Uttaresh.V/Shreejay

Sinha/Jane Merriman)