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Rubber-based asphalt benefits 440,000 smallholders in Malaysia – Deputy Prime Minister

February 14, 2018
Rubber-based asphalt benefits 440,000 smallholders in Malaysia – Deputy Prime Minister

The use of cold mix asphalt (CMA) to build and surface roads will benefit about 440,000 rubber smallholders in Malaysia, says Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the use of the rubber-based CMA would boost the consumption of…

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India to release new rubber policy soon – Alphons

February 12, 2018
India to release new rubber policy soon – Alphons

India’s Union Minister of State for Tourism K.J. Alphons has announced that the Central government will soon come out with a new Rubber Policy which will ensure remunerative prices for natural rubber. Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of…

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Showa Holdings completes MOU regarding business tie-up for rubber lining in Vietnam

February 7, 2018
Showa Holdings completes MOU regarding business tie-up for rubber lining in Vietnam

In November 2017, Showa Brain Navi Vietnam Co., Ltd, the subsidiary of Showa Holdings engaging in rubber and entertainment contents business completed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on collaboration in the provision of rubber lining business in Vietnam with PetroVietnam…

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Arlanxeo launches Keltan KSA – EPDM rubbers produced in Saudi Arabia

February 7, 2018
Arlanxeo launches Keltan KSA – EPDM rubbers produced in Saudi Arabia

Arlanxeo, a leading synthetic elastomers company has signed an agreement with Saudi Aramco Products Trading company, headquartered in Dhahran, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, pertaining to the marketing and sales of EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber. By entering into…

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Chinese company Guangdong Guangken Rubber Group taps into the natural rubber market in Southeast Asia

February 5, 2018
Chinese company Guangdong Guangken Rubber Group taps into the natural rubber market in Southeast Asia

27-year old Ramli Amin is a rubber tapper working in the eastern Malaysian Borneo state of Sabah. He wakes up at 3.30 a.m. and rides a motorbike to his lot several km away from the dormitory, just on time for…

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Thailand struggles for rubber price rebound

January 8, 2018
Thailand struggles for rubber price rebound

Rubber prices are expected to rise to 60 baht a kilogramme in the first quarter. This comes after Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia pledged to withhold exports of 350,000 tonnes of natural rubber (NR) from this month until March. The pledge…

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Despite volatile prices, Cambodian rubber exports rise by 37 %

January 4, 2018
Despite volatile prices, Cambodian rubber exports rise by 37 %

Shipments of Cambodian rubber abroad increased by nearly 36 % in 2017, amounting to 190,000 tonnes, a senior official at the general directorate of rubber announced recently. Pol Sopha, the director-general of the general directorate of rubber at the Ministry…

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2017 year in review: sad news for the Indian rubber market

January 4, 2018
2017 year in review: sad news for the Indian rubber market

The year 2017 saw several disappointments. Industry troubles such as price crash and production loss due to climate change continued to haunt the 10-lakh odd growers especially in the small and medium segment. Prices hovered at  120-130/kg for the RSS-4…

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Thailand to export 240,000 rubber pillows to China annually

January 4, 2018
Thailand to export 240,000 rubber pillows to China annually

Thailand is expected to export 240, 000 of its rubber pillows to China annually. Thailand’s rubber pillows are made by rubber planters under the Network of Rubber Planters Institutes of Thailand, said Suphat Eawchai, the official attached to the Ministry…

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Vietnam prosecutes former state rubber firm chairman amid corruption crackdown

December 13, 2017
Vietnam prosecutes former state rubber firm chairman amid corruption crackdown

A former chairman of state-run Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) and four other officials from its units have been issued with prosecution and probation orders for alleged violations of state rules, Vietnamese police said. Communist Vietnam is in the middle of…

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International Rubber Prices

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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