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VEGOILS-Palm extends fall for fourth day on cheaper rivals, lower exports

reuters.com · 09/01/2021 23:28
VEGOILS-Palm extends fall for fourth day on cheaper rivals, lower exports

- Malaysian palm oil futures fell for the fourth straight session on Thursday, tracking weakness in rival Chicago and Dalian oils and weighed down by lower export data for August, while a weaker ringgit limited losses.

The benchmark palm oil contract FCPOc3 for November delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange declined 0.1% to 4,172 ringgit ($1,004.33) a tonne in early trade.

"It's because of external markets and exports," a Kuala Lumpur-based trader told Reuters.

The Chicago Board of Trade's soybean oil contract BOcv1 fell 1% due to concerns about export delays from the United States.

Palm DCPv1 and soybean oil DBYv1 prices on the Dalian Commodity Exchange declined 1.4% and 0.9%, respectively.

Palm oil is affected by price movements in related oils as they compete for a share in the global vegetable oils market.

Lower exports in August weighed on prices, which fell 17.8% compared to the prior month, data from cargo surveyor Societe Generale de Surveillance showed on Wednesday. nAPN07V1MZ

Limiting the losses, however, was a weaker ringgit, which last fell 0.1% after rising for eight consecutive sessions.

Palm oil FCPOc3 may break a support at 4,155 ringgit and fall into a range of 4,000 ringgit to 4,096 ringgit per tonne, Reuters analyst Wang Tao said. TECH/C


FUNDAMENTALS

* Asian share markets were in a cautious mood on Thursday as concerns grew over the Chinese economy after a run of soft data, while the risk of a subpar U.S. payrolls report kept the dollar on the defensive. MKTS/GLOB


DATA/EVENTS (GMT)

0130 Australia Trade Balance G&S July

1230 US International Trade July

1230 US Initial Jobless Clm Weekly

1400 US Factory Orders MM July


($1 = 4.1540 ringgit)


(Reporting by Fathin Ungku; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu and Shounak Dasgupta)

((Fathin.ungku@thomsonreuters.com))

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