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Indonesia eyes lax palm oil rules in EU trade deal: leak

JAKARTA: Palm oil giant Indonesia is pressing the European Union to abandon plans to apply strict environmental standards to the sector and silence “negative”...

Asia’s soaring gas demand opens window for new LNG projects

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A LNG tanker is tugged towards a thermal power station in Futtsu ...

TOCOM rubber snaps 2 days of falls on weaker yen

TOKYO (Feb 7): Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures snapped two straight sessions of falls on Wednesday, helped by a weaker yen against the dollar, brokers...

A faster pace of U.S. rate hikes could pressure Philippines on...

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TOCOM rubber trims decline on US dollar, Shanghai

TOKYO (Feb 5): Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures cut early falls to close slightly lower on Monday as the dollar recovered the 110 yen level...

TOCOM rubber snaps 3-day decline on weaker yen

TOKYO (Feb 1): Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures ended higher for the first time in four sessions on Thursday, getting support from a weaker yen...

Signs of upswing as slide’s over in Singapore’s playground for the...

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A container ship passes the Sentosa Cove luxury apartment enclave in Singapore ...

China’s development push in poor countries worries non-profits

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Chinese flag is seen in front of the financial district of Pudong...

Sinopec raises East China butadiene offers for second time in Jan

China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, or Sinopec, raised its ex-works butadiene offers in East China for a second time in January, to Yuan 9,900/mt,...

ASEAN-focused China fund raising up to $3 billion for Silk Road...

© Reuters. A map illustrating China's silk road economic...

TOCOM rubber ends down on strong yen, sluggish Shanghai futures

TOKYO (Jan 19): Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures ended down 1.3% on Friday, weighed down by a stronger yen against the dollar and weak Shanghai...

Shady triangle: Southeast Asia’s illegal fuel market

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Asia synthetic rubber makers resist higher BD offers

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Butadiene (BD) buyers in Asia, particularly in the downstream synthetic rubber sector, are resisting sellers’ proposed price hike this week amid limited tank space...

Vietnam Natural export volume increased notably in November 2017

Vietnam NR export volume increased notably in November 2017 According to the data newly released by Vietnam Customs, Vietnam’s NR export volume in November 2017...

TOCOM rubber cuts losses by close on US dollar recovery

TOKYO (Jan 11): Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures edged down 0.2% by the close on Thursday, trimming losses as the dollar edged higher against the...