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Malaysia: Better prospects seen for rubber industry

KUALA LUMPUR: The natural rubber (NR) shortage and the recovery in the global economy have brightened prospects for the industry this year and these...

China raises short-term interest rates in fresh tightening signal

By Winni Zhou and Elias GlennSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's central bank surprised financial markets on Friday by raising short-term interest rates on the first...

India: Cash crunch limits India’s rubber market rally

KOCHI, JANUARY 16:   India’s rubber trade could not cash in on the global price rally owing to currency demonetisation, a report prepared by Association of...

ANRPC: NR price rebound to continue in 2017

Kuala Lumpur – Last year saw a rebound in natural rubber prices, particularly in the fourth quarter, driven by recovery in crude oil market,...

Rebound in rubber prices seen likely from 2017

Traders and industry officials are optimistic that rubber prices will start rising from this year as the global economy recovers and demand is set...

Global natural rubber market in a state of over-supply, according to...

Pune, India - Since 2011, the global natural rubber market has been in a state of over-supply which reached 220,000 tons in 2011 and...

ANRPC: Rubber prices stuck at ‘ground-zero’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—There has been no significant strengthening in natural rubber pricing despite “near-zero growth” in supply, according to the Association of Natural Rubber...

‘Indian market is integrated internationally’

The crisis in the Indian natural rubber market mirrors the international trend, says Sheela Thomas, Secretary General, Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries. Only...

Tokyo rubber futures climb on short-covering, set for weekly gain

TOKYO, June 17 (Reuters) - Benchmark TOCOM rubber futures climbed on Friday as investors unwound short positions after a slide in the yen from...

Stronger economy lets ECB kick back, let stimulus work

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Europe's economy is finally showing signs of increasing strength, after years of sluggishness and false starts. ...

Next week to provide clues about Fed's, ECB's next steps

By Francesco Canepa FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Next week...

Iran and India sign port deal, other economic agreements

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — India said Monday it will invest up to $ 500 million in a deal to develop a...

Gold struggles as dollar firms ahead of U.S. jobs data

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Gold looked likely to extend losses to a fifth straight session on Friday as the dollar rebounded ahead of...

Gold climbs to highest in a week after dollar slides on...

By A. Ananthalakshmi SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Gold reversed...

Fed keeps key rate unchanged; no hint on timing of next...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve kept a key interest rate unchanged Wednesday against the backdrop of a slowdown in U.S....