* 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
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
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