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Rubber: Thai stockpile sale, Vietnam tax cuts to push Indian imports up

Commodity Online - 9/1/2014 10:17:57 AM
KOTTAYAM(Commodity Online): A drop in international rubber prices and rise in Indian imports are on the anvil as the the world's largest exporter Thailand has recently given nod to release around 200,000 tonnes of stock pile. Industry analysts are of the ...

Rubber Prices in Tailspin as Inventories Accumulate

The Desert Sun - 8/28/2014 10:58:29 AM
When evaluating commodity prices such as oil, natural gas, coal, or metals like gold and silver, rubber seldom comes into play as an object of importance. Perhaps it’s due to the artificial substitutes, such as latex and spandex that have taken its place ...

Natural rubber prices to reach $2.40 per kg in 2015, says World Bank

Companies and Markets - 9/1/2014 11:00:54 AM
Over the past decade natural rubber prices have increased three to four fold, from less than $1 per kg to above $4.5. The elevated price volatility following the 2005-2008 commodity boom caused concern to both international organisations and policymakers.

Rubber prices under pressure from Thai junta

Financial Times - 8/25/2014 3:41:13 PM
The four month-old junta initially scrapped the proposed sale but has reversed its view because of the cost of storing the 200,000 tonne commodity surplus ... “This is going to be a bad sign for the rubber price because it’s going to be more supply ...

TOCOM rubber at 1-week low on weak shares, Thai stock sales

Business Recorder - 8/26/2014 12:41:04 PM
However, firm oil prices still lent support, they said. The newly-launched Tokyo Commodity Exchange rubber contract for February delivery fell 3.0 yen from its opening price to settle at 199.6 yen ($1.92) per kg. Intra-day, it fell as much as 3.5 yen ...

Thai Rubber: Junta Approves Sale of Stockpile

Wall Street Journal - 8/25/2014 6:51:30 AM
Natural-rubber prices have fallen more than 60% from their February 2011 peak. Thailand, the world's largest producer and exporter of the commodity, had tried various ways to boost prices for farmers but to no avail, as global supply outstripped demand for ...

INDONESIA: Rubber growers protest new tax on commodities

Dr. Gupta Verlag - 8/30/2014 10:48:57 AM
The regulation has drawn strong opposition from commodity growers’ associations ... But their direct buyers, such as crumb rubber firms, may pass on the additional costs to farmers by bargaining for lower purchase prices. Despite the possibility of ...


Financial Express - 8/26/2014 5:56:02 PM
... coup in May say they feel betrayed because the ruling military is failing to help soften the blow of plunging rubber prices.Thailand is the world's largest rubber producer and exporter, but falling prices and a decision by the military not to extend ...

Commodity prices mixed with eyes on US economy

The Nation - 8/24/2014 1:30:34 AM
SUGAR: Futures nudged higher following recent falls caused by robust supplies of the commodity. By Friday on LIFFE ... to 15.97 US cents a pound from 15.95 US cents a week earlier. RUBBER: Prices in Kuala Lumpur edged higher as Malaysia’s ringgit ...

Rubber products industry outlook strong despite low NR prices

Daily Mirror - 8/27/2014 3:43:01 AM
The industry’s optimism comes amid a tumble in tyre-grade prices to multi-year lows on persistent worries about a slowing economy in China, its high inventory and weakness in benchmark rubber futures in Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM). The weak rubber ...

Rubber Plantation Prices High, Commodities Prices Drop

Burma News International - 6/27/2011 11:57:41 PM
IMNA – Prices for both new and existing rubber plantations in Mon State have gradually risen, while the prices of commodities are decreasing after the effects of the Burmese currency strengthening against the Thai Baht and US Dollar. Rubber plantation ...

Why rubber prices have plunged

The Hindu Business Line - 4/1/2014 11:49:19 PM
The recent fall in natural rubber prices has attracted wide attention of the media ... Unfortunately, instabilities in the commodity prices have been an outcome of the growing financialisation of commodity markets since 2002. Hence, unlike in the pre ...

Sri Lanka rubber prices fall amid collapsing commodity bubble

Lanka Business Online - 10/12/2008 11:55:27 PM
Oct 13, 2008 (LBO) – A collapsing global commodity bubble, falling demand from industrialised countries and lower oil prices have caused Sri Lankan rubber prices to fall sharply in recent weeks, industry officials said. One of the top grades of rubber ...


The Economist online - 10/25/2000 11:55:06 PM
The INRO sales will help to keep natural rubber prices low, but high oil prices, which increase the cost of producing synthetic rubber, could raise demand for natural rubber. Demand from tyre makers, which account for the bulk of natural rubber consumption ...

In Thailand, Rubber Price Plunge Has Political Cost

New York Times - 8/29/2013 11:53:46 PM
But as Asia began to cool off and the West remained sluggish, the prices of many commodities have crashed, threatening the incomes of millions of farmers, especially in Southeast Asia. The rubber farmers’ blockade has caused a political storm in Thailand ...