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VEGOILS-Market factors to watch May 17

The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil



* Malaysian palm oil futures edged down on Wednesday, their first decline in three days,

tracking weaker related oils and due to slowing export demand.

* U.S. soybean futures fell 1.9 percent on Wednesday, dropping below $10 a bushel for the first

time since April 4, on renewed fears about a trade dispute chilling demand from China, the

world's top buyer of the oilseed.

* Oil prices gained on Wednesday, shaking off the effects of a strengthening dollar, after an

inventory report showed U.S. crude and gasoline stocks fell more than expected.


* The U.S. dollar rallied further to a five-month high on Wednesday, supported by relatively

robust U.S. economic data in recent days, while Italy's borrowing costs jumped and its stocks

slid on concerns linked to economic plans from the country's potential coalition government.


> ADM, Bunge say they can navigate U.S.-China trade tensions

> EU concerned about 'collateral damage' from U.S.-China spat - commissioner

> France allows Total's La Mede refinery to partly run on palm oil

> POLL-U.S. sanctions on Iran to boost prices, keep oil at $70/bbl

> Brazil land costs hurt soy expansion as focus shifts to yields


> Cargo surveyor AmSpec releases Malaysia's May 1-20 palm oil export data on May 21.

> Cargo surveyor SGS releases Malaysia's May 1-20 palm oil export data on May 21.

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Palm, soy and crude oil prices at 0036 GMT

Contract Month Last Change Low High Volume

MY PALM OIL JUN8 0 +0.00 0 0 0

MY PALM OIL JUL8 0 +0.00 0 0 0

MY PALM OIL AUG8 0 +0.00 0 0 0

CHINA PALM OLEIN SEP8 5044 -18.00 5040 5076 82228

CHINA SOYOIL SEP8 5726 -16.00 5722 5750 102878

CBOT SOY OIL JUL8 30.61 +0.02 30.61 30.68 841

INDIA PALM OIL MAY8 649.20 -8.80 647.60 657 1202

INDIA SOYOIL MAY8 750.1 -4.70 750.1 753.5 11060

NYMEX CRUDE JUN8 71.64 +0.15 71.49 71.86 13117

Palm oil prices in Malaysian ringgit per tonne

CBOT soy oil in U.S. cents per pound

Dalian soy oil and RBD palm olein in Chinese yuan per tonne

India soy oil in Indian rupee per 10 kg

Crude in U.S. dollars per barrel

Vegetable oils --

Malaysian palm oil exports --

CBOT soyoil futures --

CBOT soybean futures --

Indian solvent --

Weekly Indian vegetable oils --

Dalian Commodity Exchange --

Dalian soyoil futures --

Dalian refined palm oil futures --

Zhengzhou rapeseed oil --

European edible oil prices/trades --

(Reporting by KL newsroom)