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Asia PBR may extend falls as buyers retreat amid BD plunge

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asia’s polybutadiene rubber (PBR) prices may remain under pressure as buyers retreated following heavy losses in feedstock butadiene (BD) market. On 11 October,...

Asia BD plunge opens arbitrage window to US market

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asia’s spot butadiene (BD) prices have continued their downtrend this week, opening the arbitrage window to the US market. Two parcels for late...

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...

Rubber products industry hit by rising synthetic variety prices

The tyre industry is already grappling with shortage of natural rubber (NR) after the floods in Kerala, Pandey said. It is now importing more...

China retaliates in tariff feud, focuses on U.S. tires, rubber

BEIJING—China is retaliating against the Trump administration's decision to impose $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods by enacting $60 billion in tariffs...

Output to fall almost 15% because of Kerala floods: Rubber Board...

Production and cultivation of natural rubber will bear the brunt of the recent devastating floods in Kerala reducing production by a staggering one lakh...

Input shortage may hit small, medium-sized rubber units

Flood-hit producers bracing for 25% crop loss Tough times:Large units may import synthetic rubber to tide over input shortage, says Vikram Makar. Ritu Raj Konwar The...

India: Naural rubber import to touch a record 5.3-5.5 lakh tonnes...

Natural Rubber accounts for over 20% of Kerala’s total area under cultivation and Kerala contributes to the largest share (84%) of output in the...

Asia BD may extend falls as South Korea’s YNCC plant restarts

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asia butadiene (BD) spot prices may fall further in the near term as more supply becomes available in the market following the restart...