The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and
other vegetable oil markets.
* Malaysian palm oil futures fell to their lowest in almost two months on
Thursday as a drop in overseas soy markets dragged on prices of the tropical
oil, putting them on track for a fourth straight weekly loss.
* U.S. corn, soybean and wheat futures rose on Thursday, supported by a round of
bargain-buying after all three commodities fell sharply on Wednesday, traders
* Brent crude gained more than $1 on Thursday, widening its premium to U.S.
crude, as doubts persisted that a lasting deal was imminent to reopen vital
Libyan oil ports and as tension between Russian and Ukraine intensified.
* Asian markets settled in for a subdued session on Friday as investors counted
down the hours to the U.S. jobs report, while the euro nursed a grudge after the
European Central Bank opened the door to more aggressive easing, albeit not just
* Commodities had the best quarter in 18 months as trading for March ended on
Monday, with weather and economic growth likely to determine if gas, gold,
grains, lean hogs and coffee continue going higher and draw money into the
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> Brazil's Congress strikes down soy tax proposal
> Industry regulator the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) will release data on
Malaysia's end-March palm oil stocks, exports and production on April 10.
> Cargo surveyors Intertek Testing Services and Societe Generale de Surveillance
will release Malaysia's April 1-10 palm oil export data on April 10.
Palm, soy and crude oil prices at 0032 GMT
Contract Month Last Change Low High Volume
MY PALM OIL APR4 0 +0.00 0 0 0
MY PALM OIL MAY4 0 +0.00 0 0 0
MY PALM OIL JUN4 0 +0.00 0 0 0
CHINA PALM OLEIN SEP4 0 +0.00 0 0 0
CHINA SOYOIL SEP4 0 +0.00 0 0 0
CBOT SOY OIL MAY4 41.70 +0.03 41.67 41.78 762
NYMEX CRUDE MAY4 100.35 +0.06 100.31 100.39 803
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
Crude in U.S. dollars per barrel
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