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CEAT, A.K. Khan JV to build a tyre manufacturing plant in Bangladesh

February 8, 2017
CEAT, A.K. Khan JV to build a tyre manufacturing plant in Bangladesh

Tyre manufacturer CEAT, the flagship company of Indian industrial conglomerate RPG Group, has signed a joint venture agreement with a major Bangladeshi business group, A.K. Khan and Company to build a tyre manufacturing plant in Bangladesh. Jyotibrata Banerjee, managing director…

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Philippines’ House of Representatives moves forward with PhilRubber board

February 6, 2017
Philippines’ House of Representatives moves forward with PhilRubber board

The committee on agriculture and food inside the House of Representatives in the Philippines is moving forward with the creation of the proposed Philippine Rubber Industry Development Board (PhilRubber) that will help expand the markets of the country’s rubber industry.…

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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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