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Evonik launches Ultrasil 7800 Gr to optimise production of green tyres for SUVs and all-season tyres

January 17, 2018
Evonik launches Ultrasil 7800 Gr to optimise production of green tyres for SUVs and all-season tyres

Green Tyres have proven particularly resource-efficient for cars, where Evonik’s Silica/Silane technology can achieve fuel savings of up to eight %. By developing Ultrasil 7800 Gr, a silica with a customized surface area that meets the extreme demands of SUV…

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GM’s 2018 earnings outlook above market expectations

January 17, 2018
GM’s 2018 earnings outlook above market expectations

General Motors Co shares rose on recently after the company said 2018 earnings will be largely flat compared with 2017 and forecast higher profits in 2019 when its revamped line of high-margin pickup trucks hits the U.S. market. The 2018…

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Continental not eyeing major takeover deals this year despite having US$6 billion to spend

January 17, 2018
Continental not eyeing major takeover deals this year despite having US$6 billion to spend

German automotive supplier Continental has around EUR4 billion to EUR5 billion euros (up to US$6 billion) that they can spend, but is not eyeing big takeover deals this year, its chief executive said. The company has been seeking to beef…

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Halcyon Agri set to become world’s largest producer of standard Indonesian rubber

January 15, 2018
Halcyon Agri set to become world’s largest producer of standard Indonesian rubber

Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited, one of the world’s largest natural rubber supply chain managers, has signed a conditional sale and purchase agreement in respect of the proposed acquisition of PT Sumber Djantin and PT Sumber Alam for S$105.3 million. Upon…

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The expansion of rubber plantations in India threatens forest

January 15, 2018
The expansion of rubber plantations in India threatens forest

Scientists are warning that the increasing number of rubber plantations across India’s north-eastern states may threaten the traditional rich diversity of the region’s forests as has happened across Southeast Asia. The researchers at the North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC)…

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Top Glove to Complete Aspion purchase in April

January 15, 2018
Top Glove to Complete Aspion purchase in April

Top Glove Corporation Bhd’s RM1.37 billion acquisition of surgical glove producer Aspion Sdn Bhd shall be concluded in April 2018, said its Executive Chairman, Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai. He said a circular and an extraordinary general meeting (EGM)…

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Felda settlers told to give full support to improve institution

January 15, 2018
Felda settlers told to give full support to improve institution

Malaysian politician Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin urged Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) settlers to give their full support to bring the institution back its glory days. He said Felda had succeeded in proving that it was not a bankrupt…

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Malaysia’s commodity crop export tops RM140 billion

January 12, 2018
Malaysia’s commodity crop export tops RM140 billion

Malaysia’s commodity crop exports for last year are expected to surpass RM140 billion as the average palm oil and rubber pricing was slightly higher than in 2016. “In the first 10 months of last year, we earned RM116.8 billion in…

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Malaysian government delivers aid to farmers affected by the monsoon

January 12, 2018
Malaysian government delivers aid to farmers affected by the monsoon

Malaysian Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong recently said that the Government’s Monsoon Season Aid (BMT) of RM200 per month in November 2017 to January 2018 has benefitted 440,000 small farmers and rubber tappers. Mah said…

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HLT Global buys55% stake in HL Rubber Industries

January 12, 2018
HLT Global buys55% stake in HL Rubber Industries

Fabricator of factory equipment HLT Global Bhd is planning to acquire a majority stake in a rubber glove maker to diversify its income stream. The company told Bursa Malaysia recently that it had entered into a head of agreement (HOA)…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 16, January 2018)

Monthly The prices shown above do not include VAT @4% on purchase and expenses towards packing, transportation, warehousing  and other incidentals


Source: India Rubber Board

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