Palm oil : Market factors to watch Dec 23 Tuesday

Palm oil : Market factors to watch Dec 23 Tuesday

KUALA LUMPUR: The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets on Tuesday Dec 23.

* Malaysian palm oil futures rose for a fourth session on Monday to a week’shigh as better-than-expected export data signalled firm appetite for thetropical oil, with prices underpinned by gains in crude oil and Asian equitymarkets.

* U.S. corn futures on Monday touched a fresh five-month high on firm exportdemand, while wheat slumped on profit-taking and slow sales to foreignbuyers.

* Oil prices resumed their downward march on Monday, doubling back on thebiggest one-day gain in over two years, after Saudi Arabia’s powerful oilminister said OPEC would not cut production at any price.

* Asian markets should be well underpinned on Tuesday after Wall Street closedat historic highs while oil prices suffered a vicious setback after Saudi Arabiaquashed all thought of cutting supply.

> Malaysia’s Dec 1-20 palm oil exports rise 8.8 pct -ITS > Hong Kong halts some U.S. poultry imports due to bird flu in U.S.

> Argentina’s western farm belt can expect late December rains> UPDATE 2-China approves imports of GMO Syngenta corn, Pioneer soy

> UPDATE 1-French regulator seeks views on grains futures position limits

> UPDATE 1-Pakistan buys about 50,000 T soybeans from United States -traders

> Cargo surveyors Intertek Testing Services and Societe Generale de Surveillanceto release data on Malaysia’s Dec. 1-25 palm oil exports on Dec. 26.

Palm, soy and crude oil prices at 0016 GMT

MY PALM OILJAN50+0.00000
MY PALM OILFEB50+0.00000
MY PALM OILMAR50+0.00000
CHINA PALM OLEINMAY54932-2.0049164950184200
CBOT SOY OILMAR532.17+1.400.000.000
INDIA PALM OILDEC4419.00+1.40416.20420.501663
INDIA SOYOILJAN5602.00+6.00598.00603.5038225
NYMEX CRUDEFEB555.49+0.2355.3155.691371

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- Reuters

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