Malaysia: Rubber prices extend losses (Jan. 29)

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The Malaysian market extended its losses today as the ringgit strengthened against the US dollar, dealers said.

Market sentiment was still jittery due to worries over slowing demand in and amid signs that the US will ease back on its bond purchases.

Meanwhile, the market is keenly awaiting the outcome of the US meeting determine the market’s direction.

In a separate development, the of reported that inventories at Japanese ports rose to a eight-month high of 15,474 tonnes.

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At noon, the Board’s official physical price for

tyre-grade 20 fell 21.5 sen to 649 sen a kg and latex-in-bulk eased five sen to 466.5 sen a kg.

The unofficial closing price for tyre-grade SMR 20 fell 6.0 sen to 649 sen a kg while latex-in-bulk slipped 1.5 sen to 465.5 sen a kg.– Bernama

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