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Decoding a farmer's suicide note: Agrarian crisis can put Modi in a tight spot

Firstpost - 4/1/2015 7:56:53 PM
A research note by Emkay Global notes India's agricultural sector economics is running into trouble due to various reasons, most importantly the fall in global commodity prices. It notes that IMF food price index has declined 6.5% on year, extending the ...

Low Rubber prices spell death knell for Indian farmers

Commodity Online - 3/27/2015 5:36:40 AM
The low price of Rubber prompted Krishnankutty Nair, a small rubber grower, to resort to end his life. The global price slump of the commodity has severely affected the plantation sector. The demand for the domestic rubber declined as global rubber prices ...

TOCOM falls for 4th session on weak oil, China worries

Business Recorder - 4/1/2015 1:01:42 PM
"The market has been under pressure as the prices of oil and other commodities have been slumping," said Toshitaka Tazawa, analyst at Fujitomi Co. "The rubber benchmark will test March 11's low of 203.5 yen and 200 yen as long as a weak tone in other ...

RUBBER-Tokyo futures prices after evening session for Apr 01

Yahoo Finance UK and Ireland - 4/1/2015 3:53:30 PM
The Tokyo Commodity Exchange launched a new trading platform on May 7 and added a night session between 0800 GMT and 1400 GMT. For rubber, the evening session is 0800-1000 GMT. * For previous rubber reports, click on For morning and afternoon prices at ...

Colombo rubber prices hit lowest levels since 2009

Daily Mirror - 4/1/2015 6:35:09 AM
and the fall in synthetic rubber prices with the oil glut. Forbes & Walkers Commodity Brokers Director-Rubber Damitha Perera said that the prices are now starting to bottom out. “We are now starting to level with the world prices, though in some ...

Spot rubber rules unchanged

The Hindu Business Line - 3/29/2015 11:56:40 PM
The daily reference price for RSS 4 was quoted at Rs ... 125.60 (126.18) per kg on National Multi Commodity Exchange (NMCE). RSS 3 (spot) dropped to Rs. 110.93 (111.46) per kg at Bangkok. The April futures declined to ¥ 209.8 (Rs.109.72) from ¥ 213.0 ...

World Rubber Demand Slowdown to Weigh on Price Through 2020

Bloomberg - 3/23/2015 5:55:43 AM
Rubber prices slid 6.1 percent this year ... “Slowing Chinese growth, particularly in a low inflation environment is a headwind for all industrial commodity demand, including rubber,” Colin Hamilton, head of commodities research at Macquarie Group ...

Survey: Falling commodity prices a boon

The Star Online - 3/30/2015 11:41:10 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: Factory owners and businesses are benefiting from falling commodity prices, as the lower fuel, palm oil and rubber prices drive down their production costs, a survey showed. However, according to the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce ...

Rubber has resistance at Rs 12500-12580: Geofin Comtrade

Money Control - 3/23/2015 7:28:47 AM
SHFE rubber futures jumped more than three per cent while on TOCOM the commodity was up over one per cent probably ... Weakness in crude oil prices as well as natural rubber prices in the international market weighed on the market sentiments too.

Rubber Security

Biofuels Digest - 3/30/2015 9:03:41 PM
Not that they’ve been especially in love with the roller coaster of commodity prices, in any case, For a long time, companies were content to develop synthetic rubber, made from petroleum, as an alternative source of supply. But, they’ve been through ...

Government’s Much-touted Rubber Support Scheme Comes a Cropper

The New Indian Express - 3/24/2015 5:33:04 AM
Officials blamed tyre manufacturers for their failure to lift the commodity even while they continued their imports. A main reason cited by officials was the sudden drop in prices of ‘block rubber’ to `83-86/kg from `92/kg and rise in RSS-4 grade to ...

Demand slowdown to weigh on rubber prices until 2020

bangkokpost.com - 3/23/2015 8:43:21 PM
Rubber prices slid 5.5% this year ... "Slowing Chinese growth, particularly in a low-inflation environment, is a headwind for all industrial commodity demand, including rubber," Colin Hamilton, head of commodities research at Macquarie Group Ltd in ...

Rubber industry to see red-end after 78 years following sharpdecline in prices

Economic Times - 3/19/2015 3:58:46 AM
are looking to end the fiscal in the red following a sharp decline in prices. Prices plunged by 40-50% from the peak level four years ago, and the drop has been particularly severe in the past one year, which prompted small growers to discontinue tapping ...

Najib: Sarawak rubber smallholders to each receive RM500 aid

themalaymailonline.com - 3/30/2015 11:02:23 AM
was aimed at alleviating the burden of the smallholders who were affected by the drop in rubber prices. Najib said Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal would work closely with the Plantation Industries and Commodities ...

Rubber mart likely up next week on short supply

The Malaysian Insider - 3/28/2015 3:19:28 AM
The lower crude oil prices and the movements of the ringgit would also influence the local market next week. A dealer said low demand from China, however, would limit demand for the commodity next week. For the week just-ended, the local rubber market was ...