A volatile blend

Special Report - Malaysia: Palm oil

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Palm oil producers across Malaysia and Indonesia have adopted very different hedging strategies, but few have been consistently active in the commodity's futures market during the palm oil price bull run of the past eight years. But with improvements in liquidity, greater interest in the commodity by funds and the toppy chart picture for crude palm oil prices, this market could undergo major changes in the coming year.

Calling the market, however, will not be easy. Pushing prices higher will be t