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Palm edges higher, supported by US, China veg oil KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures edged further away from seven-week lows on Thursday as the US dollar's slide inspired a rally in overseas vegetable oil markets.The dollar suffered its biggest one-day fall in six years after the Federal Reserve signalled a slower pace of interest rate increases, which in turn boosted prices of commodities from oil to soybeans to gold.The benchmark June contract on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives edged up 0.6 percent to 2,206 ringgit ($596) a tonne by Thursday's close. Prices were choppy, trading between 2,222 ringgit, the highest since March 13, and 2,165 ringgit.The US soyoil contract for May was up 0.5 percent in late Asian trade, while the most active September soybean oil contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange climbed 1.6 percent. Dalian RBD palm oil futures for September surged nearly 4 percent to 4,774 yuan ($771) a tonne."There's bargain buying and short covering as the ...

Palm rises after Fed statement, lifted by overseas veg oil markets KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures edged higher on Thursday, supported by a dollar-induced rally in overseas vegetable oil markets that helped benchmark prices move further away from seven-week lows.The US dollar suffered its biggest one-day fall in six years after the Federal Reserve signalled a slower pace of interest rate hikes, which in turn boosted prices of commodities from oil to soybeans and gold.The benchmark June contract on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives edged up ...
Copper to exit Malaysia as traders race to beat tax hike MELBOURNE: Nearly half of the London Metal Exchange's Asian copper stocks are set to exit Malaysian warehouses, after the exchange could not confirm with the government that a new tax would not be levied on bonded metals trade from next month.The move is the first sign that traders are racing to shift metal out of the country, which is the top storage location for LME inventories in Asia, ahead of a 6 percent goods and ...
Japan buys 98,257 tonnes food wheat via tender TOKYO: Japan's Ministry of Agriculture bought 98,257 tonnes of food quality wheat from the United States and Canada in a regular tender that closed late on Thursday.Japan, the world's sixth-biggest wheat importer, keeps a tight grip on imports of the country's second most important staple after rice and buys the majority of the grain for milling via tenders typically issued three times a month.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Asia Coffee-Trade slow, eyes on Vietnam's dry weather HANOI: Premiums of Vietnamese coffee to London futures widened this week, leaving buyers' bids far below export quotations, while thin supply in Indonesia kept trading scant, traders said on Thursday.ICE May robusta closed up 2.3 percent at $1,819 a tonne on Wednesday, but was still $1 lower than a week earlier. The weakened robusta futures in recent weeks have boosted export quotations in Vietnam, the world's top producer of the bitter bean, traders said."There's been ...
China buys 450,000 tonnes high-protein wheat, more imports expected HAMBURG/BEIJING: Chinese buyers purchased around 450,000 tonnes of high protein wheat over the last few days, with more imports expected due to a domestic shortage of high quality grades, traders and industry sources said.China bought around 300,000 tonnes of high protein milling wheat from Canada and about 150,000 tonnes from Australia, with shipment from May 2015, according to traders in Europe.That follows the purcahase last week of 115,000 tonnes of US hard red spring wheat."There ...
TOCOM edges lower on falling oil prices, weaker Shanghai TOKYO: Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures edged lower on Wednesday as renewed falls in oil prices and weaker Shanghai rubber futures outweighed declining rubber inventories at Japanese ports, dealers said.The Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) rubber contract for August delivery settled 0.5 yen, or 0.2 percent, lower at 211.5 yen ($2) per kg."The market was pressured by slumping oil prices and a drop in Shanghai market in early trade," said Jiong Gu, analyst at Yutaka Shoji Co."But ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJanuary
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
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WeeklyMarch 13, 2015
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