SINGAPORE, June 15 (Reuters) - Malaysian palm oil futures
rose 2% on Tuesday after six days of consecutive losses, as
traders bought oversold contracts, although gains were capped by
cheaper rival oils.
The benchmark palm oil contract for August delivery
on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange rose 68 ringgit, or
2%, to 3,443 ringgit ($837.51) a tonne. The contract dropped
7.8% to its lowest in more than four months on Monday.
Capping gains, however, were cheaper rival oils on the
Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Dalian Commodity Exchange.
CBOT soybean futures lost more ground on Tuesday, setting it
for a fifth straight decline.
Soybean oil and palm oil on the Dalian fell 6.1% and 7.6%,
Palm oil is affected by price movements in related oils as
they compete for a share in the global vegetable oils market.
Palm oil may extend its loss to a support at 3,195 ringgit
per tonne, around which it may pause the steep fall and start a
bounce, Reuters technicals analyst Wang Tao said.
* Oil prices rose, with Brent gaining for a fourth
consecutive session, as the prospect of extra supply coming to
the market soon from Iran faded with talks dragging on over the
United States rejoining a nuclear agreement with Tehran.
Tuesday, June 15
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($1 = 4.1110 ringgit)
(Reporting by Fathin Ungku; editing by Uttaresh.V)