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Yokohama India opens new tyre centre in Karnataka

May 30, 2019
Yokohama India opens new tyre centre in Karnataka

The Indian subsidiary of tyre manufacturer Yokohama Japan, Yokohama India, has opened an Exclusive Yokohama Club Network (YCN) outlet for its customers in Karnataka, southwest India. Yokohama India has developed the YCN across India, based off Yokohama’s global philosophy to…

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Thailand in limbo with US-China trade war

May 27, 2019
Thailand in limbo with US-China trade war

Thailand’s “white gold” rubber latex was once a hot commodity and made the country a globally-sought after rubber producer. But Thailand is currently caught in the aftermath of the US-China trade war, which is similarly affecting other Southeast Asian countries…

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Heatwave halts tapping by China’s top rubber producer

May 24, 2019
Heatwave halts tapping by China’s top rubber producer

Scorching heat in China’s southwestern province of Yunnan has forced the nation’s biggest natural rubber (NR) producer to cease tapping in the area. Select companies have already stopped tapping after instruction by Yunnan’s Natural Rubber Industry Group, with more to…

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Apollo launches its first tyre centre in Malaysia

May 17, 2019
Apollo launches its first tyre centre in Malaysia

In response to growing demand for commercial tyres in the Asian region, Indian tyre manufacturer Apollo Tyres has recently opened its Apollo Truck Tyre Zone (ATTZ) in Johor Baru, Malaysia. The centre serves to provide customers with easy access to…

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CNEEC China to build new tyre plant in Azerbaijan

May 13, 2019
CNEEC China to build new tyre plant in Azerbaijan

Chinese companies are investing in Middle Eastern country Azerbaijan – representatives from both sides have signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) worth US$821 million in total. A notable project will be the construction of a Chinese tyre plant in Azerbaijan’s Sumgayit…

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Singapore’s Olam International to sell off rubber business and others to reel in US$1.6 billion

March 18, 2019
Singapore’s Olam International to sell off rubber business and others to reel in US$1.6 billion

Singapore-based agriculture and food major Olam International plans to sell off four of its businesses, including rubber, over the next six years to yield an income of US1.6 billion; and to invest a further US$3.5 billion in its agriculture and…

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Philippine province latches on new technology to boost production

March 1, 2019
Philippine province latches on new technology to boost production

The Philippine province of North Cotabato, the country’s second largest rubber producer after Zamboanga Sibugay,  is introducing a  new technology to the local farmers to boost yield and ensure early maturity of rubber crops. Under the Serbisyong Totoo Rubber Development…

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NR up by 35% due to fall in output, rise in demand

February 14, 2019
NR up by 35% due to fall in output, rise in demand

Due to fall in production and rise in consumption, natural rubber (NR) imports to India increase by 35%. For nine months, imports rise at 4,490,088 tonne from a year ago according to Rubber Board data. Rubber import stood at 4,790,670…

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Cambodia faces revenue losses even with higher rubber exports

February 11, 2019
Cambodia faces revenue losses even with higher rubber exports

Cambodia lost 4% year-on-year from dry rubber exports despite an increase in shipments. The Khmer nation reportedly increased 15% of exportation of dry rubber amounting to 217,500 tonnes, However, because the price of the commodity fell to US$1,319 per tonne…

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China synthetic rubber leaps in bounds in 2023 – report

February 8, 2019
China synthetic rubber leaps in bounds in 2023 – report

China’s synthetic rubber sees growth in 2023, according to an industry report. The Global and China Synthetic Rubber (BR, SBR, EPR, IIR, NBR, Butadiene, Styrene, Rubber Additive) Industry Report, 2018-2023 said that a growth rate of around 6% for synthetic…

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