KUALA LUMPUR: The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets on Friday Jan 11
* Malaysian palm oil futures declined at their sharpest daily rate in two weeks by the end of trade on Thursday, snapping two sessions of gains, on bearish official data on December inventories, production and exports.
* U.S. soybean futures dropped nearly 2 percent on Thursday, the steepest slide since Nov. 26, reversing a week of gains due to a lack new purchases by China following trade talks with the United States.
* Crude prices edged higher on Thursday, supported by comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman that lifted equity markets, but a more than week-long oil rally slowed as optimism surrounding U.S.-China trade talks faded.
* An index of world stock markets rose on Thursday as worries over the lack of clear signs of a resolution to the U.S.-China trade spat were offset by an assurance by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that the U.S. central bank has the ability to be patient on monetary policy.
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Industry regulator the Malaysian Palm Oil Board releases Malaysia's December palm oil data on Jan 15. - Reuters