Anu Das covers the Asian palm oil markets, with a focus on Malaysia, Indonesia, India and China. She monitors and reports on price movements in crude palm oil, refined bleach and deodorized palm stearin and palm fatty acid distillate, in addition to providing market insight and commentary on these products. Her background includes shipbroking in the palm oil space, as well as research and analysis in the tanker market, where she covered movements in vegetable oil, petrochemical and clean petroleum products. She joined S&P Global Platts as a credit risk analyst for bunker fuel, where she studied the operations of shipping companies ranging from tankers and dry bulk carriers to cruise lines and heavy lift carriers to ascertain credit worthiness for bunker fuel purchases. Das holds a Bachelor of Arts in government, international relations and history from the University of Sydney. See all author stories here.