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Malaysian palm oil market factors to watch Wednesday July 26

26-Jul-2017
Malaysian palm oil futures surged nearly 3 percent to two-month highs on Tuesday evening, supported by expectations of lower than forecast production in July and tracking strong gains in soyoil on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures fell on Tuesday, with investors shrugging off bigger-than-expected declines in U.S. crop ratings to focus on forecasts for better weather, traders said.

Malaysian palm oil price hits two-month high on stronger soyoil

26-Jul-2017
Malaysian palm oil futures surged nearly 3 percent to two-month highs on Tuesday evening, supported by expectations of lower than forecast production in July and tracking strong gains in soyoil on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). The benchmark palm oil contract for October delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange was up 2.9 percent at 2,626 ringgit ($613.55) a tonne at the close. That was the highest since May 23 thanks to the best daily gain in more than three months.

Malaysian palm oil/Vegoils: Market factors to watch Tuesday July 25

25-Jul-2017
Malaysian palm oil futures posted their worst session in a week on Monday, tracking weaker performances in rival oils.

Malaysian palm oil price drops on weaker soyoil, higher production outlook

25-Jul-2017
Malaysian palm oil futures posted their worst session in a week on Monday, racking weaker performances in rival oils. Traders were bearish because of forecasts of rising output, but they are uncertain how high production will be in the coming months. The benchmark palm oil contract for October delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange was down 0.8 percent at 2,553 ringgit ($597.05) at the close of trade, its sharpest daily decline since July 18.

Putting palm oil to work

25-Jul-2017
MALAYSIANS are familiar with palm oil, but perhaps not as well acquainted with other products that can be obtained from the acres of oil palm plantations that feature prominently in our agricultural landscape. In recent years, there have been more researches carried out to uncover more value-added products to enhance the industry. One such example is tocotrienol, which is often termed as a “Super Vitamin E” due to its efficient absorption into cell membranes.
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