SINGAPORE: Malaysian palm oil futures closed higher on Wednesday, supported by bargain buying after the previous session’s losses, although gains were capped by cheaper rivals on the Dalian and a stronger ringgit.
The benchmark palm oil contract on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange closed 0.5pc higher at 2,690 ringgit ($645.08), after falling as much as 3.6pc in the previous session.
“Bargain hunting kicked in,” said a Kuala Lumpur based trader.
But cheaper rivals on the Dalian Commodities Exchange limited the gains. Palm oil is affected by moves in related oils as they compete for a share of the global vegetable oils market.
Published in Dawn, November 28th, 2019