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India’s NR output likely to go up 15% as farmers go back to tapping

February 1, 2017
India’s NR output likely to go up 15% as farmers go back to tapping

India’s  natural rubber (NR) production in 2017-18 is expected to rise 15% to its highest in four years at 750,000 tonnes as rubber farmers take advantage of the current rally in natural rubber prices and go back to tapping trees,…

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Rubber MSMEs in India urge import duty increase on finished rubber products

January 25, 2017
Rubber MSMEs in India urge import duty increase on finished rubber products

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in India’s rubber industry are calling for an increase in import duty on manufactured rubber goods entering the country. They are asking for import duties to be increased to 30% from the current maximum of…

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Finnish company eyeing Mindanao as site for US$200 mn rubber tyre plant

January 13, 2017
Finnish company eyeing Mindanao as site for US$200 mn rubber tyre plant

Finnish tyre manufacturer Black Donuts Engineering  Inc. has expressed its interest in constructing a rubber tyre manufacturing plant worth US$200 million (Php9.89 billion) in Mindanao, Philippines, the country’s Department of Agriculture (DA) said. Rodolfo L. Galang, interim executive director of…

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Vietnam rubber exports hit 1.26 million tonnes in 2016

January 4, 2017
Vietnam rubber exports hit 1.26 million tonnes in 2016

The Vietnam Rubber Association (VRA) expected the country’s rubber exports to register a 5.5-10% year-on-year growth for 2016 and hit 1.2 to 1.25 million tonnes. But Vietnam’s rubber export industry exceeded expectations when it hit 1.26 million tonnes with a…

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Cheng Shin Rubber to operate new tyre plants in India, Indonesia

December 19, 2016
Cheng Shin Rubber to operate new tyre plants in India, Indonesia

Taiwanese rubber tyre company Cheng Shin Rubber Industry Co. is set to start operations of two new tyre plants in India and Indonesia in the second and third quarter of next year, respectively, company spokesman Richard Lo said. Each plant…

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Guangken eyeing overseas listing of its Thai rubber unit

November 28, 2016
Guangken eyeing overseas listing of its Thai rubber unit

Two years after Guangdong Guangken Rubber Group Co. acquired Thai Hua Rubbr Public Co, which is the world’s third largest natural rubber group, the company is now planning to list its Thailand operations on stock exchanges in Thailand and Hong…

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India government mulls national training institute for rubber, tyre sector

November 25, 2016
India government mulls national training institute for rubber, tyre sector

The government of India has shown interest in setting up a national institute to meet the skills training needs of the country’s rubber and tyre sectors. India’s Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy, ina meeting with the…

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India’s domestic rubber supply needs to be strengthened, says ANRPC

November 21, 2016
India’s domestic rubber supply needs to be strengthened, says ANRPC

The secretary-general of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC), Sheela Thomas, stressed India’s need to strengthen its domestic supply base of rubber at a time whenrubber exporting countries are fast becoming rubber-consuming nations. According to Thomas, if this…

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Malaysia’s September 2016 NR production dropped 3.2%

November 14, 2016
Malaysia’s September 2016 NR production dropped 3.2%

The natural rubber (NR) production of Malaysia, one of the world’s largest producers of natural rubber, fell 3.2% in September 2016 to 57,751 tonnes from 59,673 tonnes in August, according to the country’s Department of Statistics. The NR output dropped…

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Apollo Tyres inaugurates its 2nd global R&D centre in Chennai, India

November 12, 2016
Apollo Tyres inaugurates its 2nd global R&D centre in Chennai, India

Apollo Tyres, the world’s 17th biggest tyre manufacturers and one of India’s leading tyre companies, recently inaugurated its Global R&D Centre, Asia located just outside the southern Indian city of Chennai. This is the company’s second global R&D centre, after…

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