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Rubber market may extend gains

September 25, 2011

The Malaysian rubber market may extend gains next week due to tight supply of raw material. “The market is concerned over the tight supply of raw material,” a dealer said. Buyers are worried over low production in producing countries, namely…

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Rubber planters carry first protest to Government House

September 25, 2011

BANGKOK, Thailand – Rubber planters recently rallied at the residence of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra before moving to Government House, urging a probe of alleged corruption within the Rubber Replanting Aid Fund Office, in the first demonstration since the Pheu…

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Impact of EU ruling on local rubber

August 28, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR – Local rubber industry player must take heed and be prepared for the impact of the European Union’s legislation on rubber and rubber products. UK-based Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre research director Dr Stuart Cook said the EU…

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Risda ready to develop Sabah’s natural rubber industry

August 28, 2011

KOTA MARUDU – The Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) is ready to spearhead Sabah’s natural rubber industry, especially the development of smallholdings. Risda Holding Sdn Bhd Chairman Datuk Abdul Rahim Ismail said a dynamic mechanism was required to bring…

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Vietnam confronts rubber dilemma

August 28, 2011

Vietnam is a big name in the rubber industry. It is the world’s fourth largest exporter despite being a late entrant into the international market. But Vietnamese firms producing tires and needing latex for other production purposes are facing a…

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Research to grow rubber in non-traditional areas begun

August 28, 2011

THE Rubber Research Institute had started research and experiments to see whether it was possible to cultivate rubber in Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Vavuniya Districts, Plantation Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said in Parliament yesterday. Minister Samarasinghe said that there is a growing…

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Tokyo futures ease on investor risk aversion

August 28, 2011

KEY Tokyo rubber futures were mostly lower, as investors remained cautious about taking risks and also before a speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke later in the day for clues on the U.S. economy and monetary policy. Fundamentals…

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Conti to expand, add radials to Indian tire plant

August 28, 2011

NEW DELHI, India — Continental A.G. plans to invest $71 million through 2013 in its newly acquired tire plant in Modipuram, India, to expand bias-ply truck tire capacity and add capacity for radial car and truck tires. The projects, announced…

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Tyre industry left threadbare

August 28, 2011

IMPORTS now command the majority of the South African car tyre market, causing inevitable downsizing in the industry and the loss of thousands of jobs. But if the tyre industry wins a case currently before the Supreme Court, it could…

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Kumho tyre ordered to move China factory

August 28, 2011

KUMHO Tire’s Nanjing factory has received an order from the city’s Department of Environmental Protection to move to a new location, Economic Observer News reported on August 20th. The Korean tire maker is among 173 companies across China to receive…

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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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