* Malaysian palm oil futures rose for the first time in a week on Thursday as investors squared
positions ahead of a long holiday weekend, but the gains were not enough to prevent the contract
from recording its second straight monthly drop.
* U.S. soybean futures rose 1.3 percent on Monday, following a sharp rally in soyoil that
stemmed from talk of rising demand on the export market.
* Brent oil hit a 2015 high before settling down with U.S. crude on Monday as Saudi Arabia's
plan to halt bombing in Yemen eased tensions over the security of oil Middle East supplies.
* Global equity markets rose on Monday, lifted by the biggest gain in U.S. factory orders in
eight months and solid manufacturing data in Germany, while German bund yields gained as
investors shook off deflation fears.
> Ideal weather puts U.S. corn planting far ahead of average
> Threat of Argentine port strike looms ahead of record soy harvest
> Cargo surveyors Intertek Testing Services and Societe Generale de Surveillance to release data
on Malaysia's May 1-10 palm oil exports on May 11.
> Industry regulator the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) to release data on Malaysia's end-April
palm oil stocks, exports and production on May 11.
Palm, soy and crude oil prices at 0006 GMT
Contract Month Last Change Low High Volume
CHINA PALM OLEIN SEP5 5056 +112.00 4984 5058 521530
CHINA SOYOIL SEP5 5880 +112.00 5816 5880 551660
CBOT SOY OIL JUL5 32.71 +9.80 32.65 32.71 597
INDIA PALM OIL MAY5 445.40 +9.80 436.00 445.90 1870
NYMEX CRUDE JUN5 58.87 -0.05 58.86 59.01 767
Palm oil prices in Malaysian ringgit per tonne
CBOT soy oil in U.S. cents per pound
Dalian soy oil and RBD palm olein in Chinese yuan per tonne
India soy oil in Indian rupee per 10 kg
Crude in U.S. dollars per barrel