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26281. 07/09/2004
   
06/09/04 KUALA LUMPUR (Dow Jones)--Asian cash palm oil prices weresteady Monday, with products in Malaysia unchanged to slightly higher,supported by a friendly crop report from private surveyor PalmisManagement Bhd.Keen buying interest for CPO in the Malaysian cash market also helpedsupport prices, traders said.Palm oil prices surged earlier last week to two-month highs, but fellsharply in the latter part of the week amid heavy speculative selling.The volatile price swings unnerved market participants and fueleduncertainty over market direction.Traders said in the short-term, palm oil prices may be steady tohigher, following Monday's friendly report from Palmis.Palmis estimated Malaysia's August CPO output at 1.31 million metrictons, up from the 1.27 million tons produced in July, traders familiarwith the latest Palmis report said.According to traders who obtained the data, Palmis estimated Augustpalm oil exports at 1.20 million tons, up from 1.11 million tons in July.Palmis pegged end-August stocks at 1.305 million tons, up slightlyfrom 1.27 million tons at end-July, traders said.Palmis is the only private palm oil crop forecaster in Malaysia, andits production, export and stock forecasts are closely watched by themarket.Traders said the figures were considered friendly, as the rise instocks in August wasn't as large as feared."There's quite a big drop in the stocks number compared to (Palmis')previous report," a trader said.In its previous report, Palmis estimated end-August stocks around 1.37million to 1.38 million tons, traders said.An official August supply and demand report is due to be issued by theMalaysian Palm Oil Board Sept. 13.Traders said, however, the Palmis report alone may not be enough tokeep the market on an uptrend for the rest of the week, as sentiment isstill cautious."The market is under pressure mainly due to some Chinese unable to payup soy cargoes, and also the U.S. weather has improved," a trader said.There were rumors Friday that a multinational grain-trading companyhad obtained a court order to seize one to two cargoes of soybeans boundfor China. The move was believed to be in response to financial problemsencountered by Chinese soybean crushers earlier this year.Forecasts calling for no threatening temperatures in the U.S. soybeanbelt all week also halted an earlier weather-inspired rally in the soycomplex futures.Traders said participants are now waiting for the U.S. Department ofAgriculture's monthly crop report due Friday.Last year, the USDA's September report triggered a bull run in globaledible oil prices.In the cash market, CPO for September shipment was offered at 1,585ringgit ($1=MYR3.80) a ton, up MYR10 from Friday, delivered basis in SouthMalaysia.RBD palm olein for September shipment was offered at $452.50/ton,unchanged from Friday.RBD palm oil for September shipment was offered at $442.50/ton, alsounchanged.In Indonesia, RBD palm olein in Jakarta was offered at 4,650 rupiah($1=IDR9,255/kg), unchanged from Friday.There were no offers for CPO in Medan so far Monday, traders said.
26282. 07/09/2004
   
06/09/04 JAKARTA (Dow Jones)--China has agreed to reduce its importtariff on Indonesian stearic acid as part of wider plans to free up tradein the Asian region, the head of an association of Indonesian producerssaid Monday.
26283. 07/09/2004
   
9/6/04 INDIA (Oilmandi) - Imported cooking oil and steel will now becomemore expensive as customs authorities stop allowing DEPB drawbacks in lieuof cash payment of import duty. Both these high-ticket commodities willnow have to shell out the education cess and all applicable surchargeswhich are exempt while claiming DEPB.
26284. 07/09/2004
   
06/09/04 JAKARTA (Dow Jones)--Indonesia's exports of crude palm oil toIndia are set to fall 20% this year, due to strict import rules, theIndonesian Palm Oil Producers association said Monday.
26285. 07/09/2004
   
06/09/04 KUALA LUMPUR (Dow Jones)--Private surveyor Palmis ManagementBhd. Monday estimated Malaysia's August crude palm oil output at 1.31million metric tons, up from the 1.27 million tons produced in July,traders familiar with the latest Palmis report said.According to traders who obtained the data, Palmis estimated Augustpalm oil exports at 1.20 million tons, up from 1.11 million tons in July.Palmis pegged end-August stocks at 1.305 million tons, up slightlyfrom 1.27 million tons at end-July, traders said.Palmis is the only private palm oil crop forecaster in Malaysia, andits production, export and stock forecasts are closely watched by themarket.Traders said the figures were considered friendly, as the rise instocks in August wasn't as large as feared."There's quite a big drop in the stocks number compared to (Palmis')previous report," a trader said.In its previous report, Palmis had estimated end-August stocks around1.37 million to 1.38 million tons, traders said.Traders said the large reduction in stocks is likely to boostsentiment and lift palm oil prices in the afternoon session.The benchmark November CPO contract ended the morning session at 1,495ringgit ($1=MYR3.8) a metric ton, up MYR4 from Friday.They said the benchmark contract is likely to end the day above theMYR1,500 psychological level.Official August supply and demand figures are due to be issued by theMalaysian Palm Oil Board Sept. 13.The decline in Palmis' stocks forecast was mainly due to strongexports in August, traders said.Last week, cargo surveyors Intertek Testing Services and SGS(Malaysia) Bhd had also reported August Malaysian palm oil exports around1.2 million tons.
26286. 06/09/2004
   
Saturday September 4, 05:55 PM (INDONESIA) - More than 1,100 forest firesburning in central Indonesia have enveloped the region in a choking hazethat's reduced air quality and delayed flights, officials said.
26287. 06/09/2004
   
3/9/04 CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (Dow Jones)--India's soybean oil imports inMY 2003 are estimated lower at 750,000 metric tons, due to higher pricescoupled with high shipping costs, according to information from the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service web site, datedAug. 31 andreleased Friday.
26288. 03/09/2004
   
9/2/04 (Oilmandi) - Palm oil yields may be reduced from what theyotherwise would have been in late 2004 and early 2005 as rainfall inMalaysian palm oil regions was below normal during January-June 2004.
26289. 03/09/2004
   
JAKARTA, Sept 1 Asia Pulse - Industry and Trade Minister Rini M.S.Soewandi will seek to talk to Chinese counterpart Bo Xilai to request fora reduction in the import duty on Indonesian stearic acid to 10 per centfrom the current 16 per cent.
26290. 03/09/2004
   
JAKARTA, Sept 2 Asia Pulse - State-owned plantation company PT PerkebunanNusantara (PTPN) III and PT Surya Bumi Agro Langgeng have signed anagreement with China's Guangcai Jing Xu Ltd Co. of Beijing to buildfertilizer and particle board factories in Indonesia.
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