- USDA said 31% of the US soybean crop was planted as of May 11, ahead of market expectations, and above last year's (18%) and five-year average pace (20%)

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending May 7, reported 263,263 MT, just above expectations

- Ag ministry says Argentine soybean harvest advances to 72% vs. 64% last year

- ADM launches sustainable soy certification program in Brazil

- Abiove estimated Brazil's soybean crop at 92.7 MMT, up from their previous estimate of 92.3 MMT

- Big deals expected when Chinese premier visits South America

- China cut interest rates for the third time in six months on Sunday in a bid to lower companies' borrowing costs and stoke a sputtering economy

- MPOB says April Malaysian palm oil production at 1.693 MMT vs. 1.495 MMT in March with stocks at 2.194 MMT up from 1.866 MMT in March

- Surveyor Intertek Testing Services estimated Malaysia's May 1-10 palm oil exports at 458,677 MT up 41.3% from a month ago

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's May 1-10 palm oil exports up 44.9% from a month ago