Malaysia: Rubber Prices Likely To Continue Upward Trend This Week

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— Malaysian prices will likely continue their upward trend this week on the current strong sentiment, aided by an anticipated increased interest from buyers, dealers said. A dealer said the local market would continue to closely watch the movement of regional markets on the Commodity Exchange which is currently trading steadily. Another dealer said improving global prices of oil, the raw material used in the production of rubber, would contribute to higher prices for . currently stand at US$50 per barrel.

“However, the will also track the ringgit’s movement,” the dealer added. For the week just ended, the Malaysian ’s (MRB) official physical price for tyre-grade 20 rose 17 sen to 522 sen per kg while latex-in-bulk was up 4.5 sen at 453 sen per kg. The 5 unofficial closing price for SMR 20 gained 9.5 sen to 522.5 sen per kg while latex-in-bulk declined 0.5 sen to 452 sen per kg.

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