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India: Rubber production up 9% in May

KOCHI, JUNE 27:  The Rubber Board's initiative to increase production and productivity seems to have started yielding results with natural rubber production in May...

Vietnam: Shortage of local raw rubber material

Although Viet Nam is the world’s third largest exporter of natural rubber, businesses still have to import rubber raw material to meet the demand...

European orthoxylene tight against expectations, arbitrage open from Asia and US

Orthoxylene supply in Europe has remained tight this week against expectations it would ease following the recent restarts of two large capacity plants, sources...

TOCOM rubber slides for 3rd day as oil prices hit 7-month...

TOKYO (June 21): Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures slid for a third straight day on Wednesday, hovering at a near two-week low, as falling oil...

TOCOM rubber hits near 2-week low as rubber stockpiles rise

TOKYO, June 20 (Reuters) - Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures extended declines on Tuesday and touched a near two-week low after data showed domestic rubber...

Asia petrochemicals outlook: w/c June 19

Eyes on Asia's petrochemical markets this week remain focused on Qatar's diplomatic crisis, as well as potential antidumping duties being slapped on major aromatics...

TOCOM rubber falls on weak Shanghai futures, strong yen

TOKYO (June 19): Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures ended down 2.9% at a near one-week low on Monday, tracking sluggish Shanghai futures and a stronger...

Need to retain quality of natural rubber: Tyre manufacturers

KOCHI: Hailing the formation of a working group on natural rubber by the Rubber Board, the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association has emphasised the need...

KERALA: State seeks Central aidto help rubber farmers

Kerala has sought financial assistance from the Centre to enhance the production incentive for rubber farmers from ₹150 to ₹250. This was one of the...

Initial June US propylene contract price settlement a rollover

Initial settlement levels for US June propylene contract prices called for a rollover to 38.5 cents/lb for polymer-grade product and 37 cents/lb for chemical-grade...

China may impose anti-dumping duties on styrene monomer imports

China said it was to look at imposing anti-dumping duties (ADDs) on styrene monomer imports from South Korea, in a letter dated Monday. The proposed...

TOCOM rubber jumps on Thailand’s plan to stabilise rubber prices

TOKYO (June 14): Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures on Wednesday jumped more than 5% to their highest in nearly two weeks, backed by Thai government's...

ANRPC scales down world natural rubber supply in 2017

KOCHI: The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC), has scaled down its earlier forecast of world supply of natural rubber (NR) as it...

Malaysia: April natural rubber output down 39.2%

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's natural rubber production in April 2017 decreased by 39.2% to 48,889 tonnes as compared to the previous month, according to Department of...

Thailand takes steps to help rubber farmers cope with low prices

Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday approved measures to help rubber farmers and stabilise falling prices, the country's prime minister said. These include an extension to a...