Category: Pan-Asia

South and East Asia rubber news

New publication on rubber off the press

MANILA, Philippines – A “Technoguide on Diseases of Rubber and their Management” is off the press. The volume was written by Dr. Noemi G. Tangonan, head of the Plant Pathology Research Laboratory of the University of Southern Mindanao-Crops Research Division…

Rubber exports to hit $3b

HA NOI – Rubber exports are expected to total about 830,000 in 2011, earning over US$3 billion, with annual output projected to increase by 4 per cent, according to the Viet Nam Rubber Association (VRA). Nguyen Viet Chien, director of…

China plant set to become Pirelli’s largest

ACCORDING to news from Asia, Pirelli intends to develop its factory in China’s Shandong Province into the largest facility it operates anywhere in the world. Singapore’s The Business Times quotes Pirelli Asia-Pacific CEO Giuseppe Cattaneo as stating “China is going…

Tokyo futures slip as oil prices fall

TOKYO rubber futures slipped 1.7 percent early on Tuesday (June 7), weighed down by losses in oil and a Wall Street slump, while investors nervously watched for signs of a further weakening in Chinese demand and rising supply from producing…

Rubber-glove makers speak up on labour woes

KUALA LUMPUR: Rubber glove manufacturers said their RM30 billion export earnings target by 2020 can only be achieved if they are not bogged by issues like labour and energy. In a dialogue with the International Trade and Industry Ministry yesterday,…