NEWS FEED
  • 18 December, 2018
    Malaysian palm oil price falls over 1pct on weakness in CBOT soyoil
    Malaysian palm oil futures fell over 1 percent on Monday before paring some losses, as weakness in overnight soyoil on the U.S. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and data showing declining exports weighed on sentiment. The benchmark palm oil contract for March delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange was down 0.8 percent at 2,121 ringgit ($507.54) a tonne at the close, in its first day of trade.
  • 18 December, 2018
    Palm falls over 1pct on overnight weakness in CBOT soyoil
    Malaysian palm oil futures fell over 1% on Monday before paring some losses, as weakness in overnight soyoil on the US Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and data showing declining exports weighed on sentiment. The benchmark palm oil contract for March delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange was down 0.8% at RM2,121 (US$507.54) a tonne at the close, in its first day of trade.
  • 17 December, 2018
    Short reprieve for oil palm planters in 2019
    This has not been a very good year for Malaysian planters. Not only did weaker demand drive the domestic palm oil stockpile to hit record highs and prices to multi-year lows, there were also the external noises to deal with, such as the anti-palm oil campaigns in the West. With production of the edible oil easing this month due to the monsoon season and a pickup in demand given the widening price disparity between palm oil and soybean oil, a reprieve for the embattled palm oil producers could be on the cards going into the first quarter of next year, analysts said, but it could be short-lived.
  • 14 December, 2018
    Malaysian palm oil/Vegoils: Market factors to watch Friday Dec 14
    Malaysian palm oil futures rose on Thursday, helped by steady crude oil prices and a broad improvement in global market sentiment. U.S. soybean futures fell to a one-week low on Thursday as confirmation of a 1.13 million-tonne U.S. soybean sale to China failed to impress traders who are shifting their focus to burdensome U.S. and global supplies, analysts said.
  • 14 December, 2018
    Use more palm oil, Kok tells Malaysians
    The Primary Industries Mi­­nistry will embark on a campaign to promote palm oil among Malay­sians, said its minister Teresa Kok. She said many Malaysian consumers preferred to use canola, sunflower and soy oil imported from Europe instead of Malaysian palm oil. “As Malaysians, if we don’t appreciate local products, how are we going to export it? We want it to be sold in the United States, China and Europe.
  • 13 December, 2018
    Malaysian palm oil price higher tracking gains in soyoil
    Malaysian palm oil futures ended higher on Wednesday, buoyed by gains in soyoil on the U.S. Chicago Board of Trade after President Donald Trump said China was back in the market buying U.S. beans. Trump said on Tuesday that China was buying a "tremendous amount" of U.S. soybeans and that trade talks with Beijing were already underway by telephone, with more meetings likely among U.S. and Chinese officials.
  • 12 December, 2018
    Malaysian palm oil price drops over 1pct on expectation of higher Dec stocks
    Malaysian palm oil futures fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday evening, erasing most of the previous session's sharp gains, as falls in crude oil prices and expectations of higher inventories of the vegetable oil in December weighed on the market. The benchmark palm oil contract for February delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange was down 1.3 percent at 2,015 ringgit ($483.91) a tonne at the close of trade, after declining as much as 2 percent to 2,001 ringgit earlier in the session. The declines were its sharpest daily levels in a week.
  • 7 December, 2018
    Malaysian palm oil price rebounds from one-week low
    Malaysian palm oil futures recovered from a one-week low hit earlier on Thursday as traders forecast slowing output amid some short-covering. The benchmark palm oil contract for February delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange rose 0.5 percent at 2,005 ringgit ($481.74) a tonne at the close. It earlier dropped to 1,979 ringgit, its lowest since Nov. 28, tracking weakness in other related edible oils and crude.
  • 7 December, 2018
    Kok: All states agree to stop oil palm expansion
    The Sabah and Sarawak state governments have agreed with the federal government to stop expansion of oil palm area in the country, said Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok. “Land matters come under the purview of state governments,” she told reporters after officiating the ‘Certified Sustainable Palm Oil Forum: Moving Forward with MSPO Timeline of 2019’ organised by the Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council here today.
  • 6 December, 2018
    Malaysia's Nov palm oil stocks seen at 3 mil tonnes
    Malaysia's palm oil stocks at end-November are likely to touch the 3-million-tonne mark, their highest in recent years, as the drop in exports outweighed leaner production, according to a Reuters survey. Based on the median estimate of eight planters, traders and analysts, stockpiles are expected to jump 10.8% from the previous month to 3 million tonnes, their strongest levels in nearly 18 years, according to Refinitiv data.