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VEGOILS-Palm drops on stronger ringgit, weaker soyoil

* Palm posts second consecutive weekly decline

* Ringgit at strongest in two months

(Updates with closing prices)

By Emily Chow

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Malaysian palm oil futures

fell on Friday for a second straight session, weighed down by a

stronger ringgit and weaker soyoil prices.

The benchmark palm oil contract for January delivery

on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange was down

0.4 percent at 2,797 ringgit ($667.54) a tonne at the close of


It has shed 0.3 percent this week in a second straight

weekly decline.

Traded volumes stood at 46,612 lots of 25 tonnes each on

Friday evening.

"Today's market decline is in line with the external market,

following the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop

report," said a futures trader from Kuala Lumpur.

The USDA raised its corn crop forecast to 14.578 billion

bushels, based on an average yield of 175.4 bushels per acre

(bpa), which, if realised, would top a record set last year.

The December soybean oil contract on the Chicago

Board of Trade fell 0.4 percent after the USDA crop report

showed unexpectedly high corn yields.

In other related oils, the January soybean oil contract on

the Dalian Commodity Exchange was down 1.1 percent,

while the January palm olein contract dropped 1.4


Palm oil is impacted by other edible oils as they compete

for a share of the global vegetable oils market.

The continued appreciation of the ringgit also

dragged down palm oil, said another trader.

A stronger ringgit makes the edible oil more expensive for

foreign currency holders.

The ringgit, palm's currency of trade, rose to its strongest

against the dollar in nearly two months and was up 0.4 percent

at 4.1900 per dollar on Friday evening.

Palm, soy and crude oil prices at 1056 GMT

Contract Month Last Change Low High Volume

MY PALM OIL NOV7 2742 -7.00 2730 2769 44

MY PALM OIL DEC7 2781 -7.00 2756 2781 2161

MY PALM OIL JAN8 2799 -12.00 2776 2799 19231

CHINA PALM OLEIN JAN8 5600 -78.00 5598 5698 275238

CHINA SOYOIL JAN8 6078 -66.00 6074 6152 251956

CBOT SOY OIL DEC7 35.01 -0.13 34.9 35.16 5551

INDIA PALM OIL NOV7 568.70 +2.20 563.70 569.8 1114

INDIA SOYOIL NOV7 697 -3.60 694 700 4610

NYMEX CRUDE DEC7 57.20 +0.03 56.97 57.30 67688

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

($1 = 4.1900 ringgit)

($1 = 65.1225 Indian rupees)

($1 = 6.6381 Chinese yuan)

(Reporting by Emily Chow; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu and Mark