Following months of weak oil prices, crude palm oil prices have rallied to present levels of MYR 2379/tonne ($772.11), with RHB Research recommending plantation stocks as value buys for the coming year. “With the markets in a liquidity-driven rally, we believe cyclical sectors like plantations could be the next play, providing investors with a relatively safe haven, in terms of earnings,” says the research house in a pair of broker’s reports issued yesterday. 

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