KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures rose to a one-week high on Wednesday evening, supported by gains in rival edible oils. The benchmark palm oil contract for April delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange was up 0.6 percent at 2,485 ringgit ($636.04) a tonne at the close. It earlier...
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NEW YORK: The dollar hit a more than one-week high against a basket of other major currencies on Monday, helped by a pullback in the euro as investors took profits after the common currency's recent rally. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six rival currencies, was up 0.37...
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SHANGHAI: China's yuan eased against the US dollar on Wednesday after the central bank set the daily midpoint at its strongest level in 20 months, prompting a rush of dollar buying by corporate. Prior to market opening on Wednesday, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) set its official yuan midpoint...
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures edged up in early trade on Wednesday, as expectations of lower production in December and easing weakness in export demand supported the market. The benchmark palm oil contract for March delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange rose 0.3 percent to 2,529 ringgit ($620.92)...