Wednesday, September 21, 2011

20110921 1002 Soy Oil & Palm Oil Related News.

US soybean futures end higher, managing to hold onto modest gains despite seasonal harvest selling pressure. Uncertainty of 2011 crop potential, a recovery in external financial markets and fresh export sales to China fueled the initial price push, analysts say. However, overall export demand is still sluggish, traders remain cautious of the fragile world economy and the approaching harvest continues to attract selling to limit advances, analysts add. CBOT Nov soy end up 2c at $13.38/bushel.

Soybean Meal/Oil
Soy product futures end mixed, with soymeal rising in unison with soybean futures. Soyoil futures stumbled lower, with pressure from ample inventories and slowing demand encouraging traders to buy soymeal versus soyoil on spreads, analysts say. CBOT Dec soymeal end up 0.5% at $350.30/short ton, Dec soyoil dropped 0.4% to 55.63 cents/pound.

Weaker ringgit currency props up palm oil
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Malaysian palm oil futures inched up as the weaker ringgit  made the vegetable oil cheaper to process at time when exports could start rising again ahead of an Indian festival and a national holiday in China.
"The only reason the market is higher is because of the super-duper weak ringgit, making palm oil look cheap in relative value," said a trader in Kuala Lumpur.

Bunge to expand Canada canola plant
Sept 19 (Reuters) - Bunge Ltd  said on Monday that it will boost capacity at a canola-processing plant in western Canada, adding to an expansion across the industry.
Bunge said it would more than double the current capacity of its 850-tonnes-per-day plant at Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta by 2014, pending necessary approvals.

The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)  lauded the move by a committee in the  Australian House of Representatives to reject a proposed food labelling legislation that  singled out palm oil. MPOC chief executive officer Tan Sri Dr Yusof Basiron was pleased  by the Economics Committee Report, which recognised the success and importance of the  palm oil industry to Malaysia. (BT)

India should raise import duties on  refined palm oil to 16.5% from the current 7.7%, the  chief of a top trade body said, as the domestic refining industry seeks to insulate itself from  cheaper overseas supplies.  Indonesia, the world's top palm oil producer, has cut export  tax on refined palmoleins and raised the tax on overseas sale of the crude variant to  promote the sale of its finished products, hurting domestic refining industries in countries  such as India.  The Southeast Asian country announced new palm oil export tax rules last  month, which included setting the minimum for the CPO export tax at 7.5% versus 1.5%  previously.  (Economic Times)

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