CPO Futures End Lower

According to the dealers, another factor is that the current rainy season in major producing countries is expected to reduce the level of CPO supply. At close, the December 2009 contract went down by RM33 to settle at RM2,337 per tonne and January 2010 also declined RM33 to RM2,353 per tonne. The February 2010 contract dropped RM29 to RM2,371 per tonne and March 2010 fell RM24 to RM2,376 per tonne. The day’s turnover was higher at 18,805 lots compared to 18,323 lots the previous day and open interest rose to 96,634 contracts from 94,536 contracts earlier. On the physical market, November South increased to RM2,310 per tonne from RM2,300 per tonne previously. Source : Business Times

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