Malaysian palm oil price sees biggest daily gain in month


The benchmark palm oil contract for January delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange was down 0.4 percent at 2,809 ringgit ($668.01) a tonne at the close of trade, snapping two earlier sessions of gains. It rose earlier in the session to 2,837 ringgit, its strongest since Nov. 2.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures made their sharpest daily gains in a month on Thursday, tracking rises in soyoil on the Chicago Board of Trade and supported by a weaker ringgit, traders said.

A weaker ringgit, palm's currency of trade, tends to make the tropical oil cheaper for foreign buyers and spurs demand.

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