KUALA LUMPUR: The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets on Tuesday Jan 3.
* Malaysian palm oil futures rose in late trade on Friday to close the year up 25.1 percent for the strongest annual gain since 2010.
* U.S. wheat futures firmed on Friday on better-than-expected export data and short-covering at year's end, analysts said, but the market still posted an annual decline of about 13 percent.
* Oil prices settled slightly lower on Friday, the year's last trading day, but attained their biggest annual gain since 2009, after OPEC and partners agreed to cut output to reduce a supply overhang that has depressed prices for two years.
* Euro zone stocks opened 2017 by climbing to their highest in more than a year on Monday after data showed manufacturers in the currency bloc ramped up activity at the fastest pace in more than five years.
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