Land deal raises question over palm share sell-off


A purchase of plantation land at $23,300 a hectare has raised questions over the "pasting" handed out to palm oil shares in this month’s stockmarket sell-off, which has left REA Holdings looking particularly unfairly treated. Shares in palm oil groups had already significantly underperformed average stocks, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 index,…

Oilseeds top speculators’ exit list amid sell-off


Fast money proved particularly quick to exit the oilseeds complex during the depths of the market liquidation, with speculators adding soyoil to the list of crops on which they are betting on falling prices. No major crops avoided a sell-off by speculators amid the mayhem which followed the downgrading of America’s credit rating by Standard…

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