TOCOM rubber hits near 4-week high on firm Shanghai, weak yen

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(Nov 6): Benchmark hit a near four-week high on Monday, helped by a jump in Shanghai to highest in five weeks and the yen’s decline to a near eight-month low against the dollar, brokers said.

Tokyo Commodity Exchange () futures, which set the tone for tyre rubber prices in Southeast , also got support as floods that damaged rubber plantations in southern Vietnam raised concerns over supply.

The Tokyo Commodity Exchange rubber contract for delivery finished 5.2 yen higher at 205 yen ($1.79) per kg, after hitting 205.2 yen, its highest since Oct 10.

Japanese markets were closed on Friday for a national holiday.

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The dollar touched its highest level in nearly eight months versus the yen on Monday, supported by expectations for continued monetary policy divergence between the and the Bank of .

The most-active rubber contract on the for January delivery rose 430 yuan to finish at 14,135 yuan (US$2,129) per tonne, after touching 14,235 yuan, the highest since Sept 28.

The front-month rubber contract on ’s SICOM exchange for December delivery last traded at 145 U.S. cents per kg, up 2.3 cents. 

(US$1 = 114.3800 yen)
(US$1 = 6.6389 Chinese yuan)

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