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The Economist online - 10/24/2014 1:44:07 AM
The Economist’s commodity-price index has fallen by 7.6% in the past year and is now a third below its peak in 2011. The World Bank expects most commodity prices to continue falling into 2015 as increasing supplies coincide with weaker economic growth ...

Thailand Plans Aid to Rubber Farmers as Prices Fall

Wall Street Journal - 10/16/2014 10:21:50 AM
The issue of intervention to protect commodity prices is sensitive in Thailand, with a now-defunct rice subsidy program having contributed to the ouster of the previous government in May. State-run Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives could ...

Kerala raises support price of Rubber, farmers ask for more

Commodity Online - 10/16/2014 5:35:31 AM
KOCHI, INDIA(Commodity Online): The Kerala government's move to raise the procurement prices of Rubber to Rs 5 per kg from Rs 2 per kg has not made the farmers enthusiastic as they demand at least Rs150 per kg to cover the cost of production. Rubber prices ...

Commodities Buzz: Kerala Govt. Hikes Support Price Of Rubber By Rs 5

India Infoline Ltd - 10/16/2014 5:28:21 AM
In a move aimed at supporting the crisis-ridden rubber farmers in the state, the Cabinet on Wednesday decided to increase the support price of rubber by Rs 5. With this, the government will now procure rubber from farmers by providing Rs 5 more than the ...

Rubber price slump saps tax revenues

Deccan Chronicle - 10/25/2014 1:14:18 AM
were also the years when rubber prices touched dizzying heights. Rubber is also the commodity that contributes the fourth highest tax to the state after petrol, IMFL and motor vehicles. Tax expert Jose Sebastian, however, views with suspicion the latest ...

Thai rubber farmers wheeze as prices slump

Yahoo7 Finance - 10/20/2014 12:58:45 AM
As rubber prices slump, hard-up farmers in Thailand -- the world's top producer of the commodity -- are appealing for a bailout, testing the junta's resolve to end populist policies and an entrenched subsidy culture. The global price for a one kilogram ...

MALAYSIA: Rubber rubber prices will rise if producing countries cooperate, says Uggah

Dr. Gupta Verlag - 10/21/2014 8:50:01 AM
Rubber prices are expected to go up backed by initiatives from rubber producing countries, said Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. He said the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC ...

Farmers in distress as rubber prices languish at 5-year low

Economic Times - 10/16/2014 7:22:53 AM
KOCHI: With prices of rubber hovering at a five-year low of Rs 121-Rs 122 per kg, production of the commodity in the country plunged for the second consecutive month in September. The Kerala government's announcement to procure rubber at Rs 5 per kg more ...

Rubber: At seven-week high

Yahoo News Malaysia - 10/24/2014 4:17:26 PM
“The move is being taken to shore up rubber prices in the country,” he added. He said the higher local rubber market was also in tandem with the Tokyo Commodity Exchange The Malaysian Rubber Board’s official physical price for tyre-grade SMR 20 ...

Top rubber traders pledge to boost prices, after price slumps to 5-year low

The Star Online - 10/13/2014 11:32:49 PM
... world’s top producing countries will refrain from selling below current prices and take steps to shore up rates from five-year lows as demand weakens for the commodity used in tires. A meeting of industry officials from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam ...

M'sia to prop up rubber prices

Malaysian Reserve - 10/20/2014 7:53:56 AM
Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said Malaysia will inject subsidies directly for producers if the price of rubber falls below its threshold of RM4.60 per kg from Jan 1, 2015. “The RPI will be activated if the ...

Thailand moves to support rubber farmers, futures surges

The Business Times - 10/17/2014 9:30:33 AM
... rubber companies on Friday to discuss how to improve domestic demand for the commodity. "The private sector understands that we want to push up demand for rubber prices to improve," he told reporters. Anan Pruksanusak, managing director of Siam ...

RUBBER-Tokyo futures prices after evening session

Yahoo Finance - 10/17/2014 3:28:28 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 ...