Opened higher, the benchmark June 2014 contracts of crude palm oil (CPO) ended further down by more than 1% to RM2699 per ton Monday (Mar 24). July and August contracts also dropped to RM2670 and RM2651 per ton respectively. Astra Agro Lestari (AALI), meanwhile, reported 7.1% growth of CPO production in the first two months of 2014 despite lower harvest of FFBs.

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