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Firestone Liberia to lay off 800 staff on low rubber prices

MONROVIA, March 18 (Reuters) - Firestone Natural Rubber Co which operates the world’s largest single natural rubber plantation in Liberia, said on Monday it...

Bridgestone sanguine on sales

Thai Bridgestone is upbeat on sales revenue in Thailand, aiming for 5.4% growth in 2019, as the country's car output and replacement market are...

Tire makers, NGOs battle for voice in natural rubber sustainability platform

LONDON—Tire manufacturers and non-government organizations are locked in a tug-of-war over the governance structure of the newly formed Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber. The...

Continental to raise prices for passenger, light truck tires

FORT MILL, S.C.— Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. plans to raise prices on Continental- and General-branded passenger and light truck tires sold in the...

Michelin to raise prices on passenger, light truck tires

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Michelin North America Inc. is planning to raise prices in the U.S. on commercial products and services Dec. 1 and on passenger and...

Synthetic rubber prices likely to remain volatile

Natural rubber pricing will remain mostly soft partially because of oversupply, according to Bill Hyde. AKRON—Prices for synthetic rubber and petrochemical feedstocks have been "incredibly...

Tocom aims to double rubber trading with new contract

Tokyo Commodity Exchange Inc (Tocom) is seeking to double rubber trading with the launch of a new contract next month that targets Thai producers...

Trump’s immigration policies have little impact on rubber industry

WASHINGTON—Tire and rubber manufacturers are reticent about how the Trump administration's immigration policies and travel bans are affecting their operations and personnel, both domestically...

Nikkei edges down as airlines, shippers hit by rising oil

* Ex-dividend adjustment takes 30 points off Nikkei - analyst * JT, Canon, Bridgestone sold on ex-dividend trade * Higher oil prices pressure rubber products makers,...

Goodyear’s natural rubber procurement plan inadequate, environmental group claims

 WASHINGTON—Goodyear's new Natural Rubber (NR) Procurement Policy lacks the policy safeguards that would make it a truly effective vehicle for fighting deforestation, land grabbing...