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Business 31 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Low natural rubber prices boost production of gloves

THE recent inaugural roundtable on the rubber glove industry has provided a deeper insight into the game plan of the nation’s top rubber glove players to stay competitive and still reign as the world’s largest producers of the product.

Business 16 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Second wind for glove makers

PETALING JAYA: Rubber glove makers are winning back some love from the market, thanks to China.

Markets 16 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Inelastic demand for rubber gloves

ON the surface, it looks like tough times for rubber glove makers — with raw material costs escalating and a weaker US dollar against the ringgit potentially eating into revenue.

Business 27 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Price of latex stabilises at RM4.38

Rubber glove manufacturers are generally happy with the price of latex, which has stabilised to about RM4.38 per kg.

Corporate News 20 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Glove shares at all-time highs on strong earnings

PETALING JAYA: Major rubber glove manufacturers on Bursa Malaysia saw their share prices shoot up to all-time highs yesterday, driven by stellar earnings results from Top Glove Corp Bhd. Shares in Top Glove, the world’s largest glove manufacturer, gained 54 sen to close at a record high of RM7.48 apiece, with 7.6 million shares changing hands.

Business 02 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Smooth sailing for rubber gloves

THE rubber glove sector should continue on its smooth-sailing path driven by robust earnings outlook, given that capacity in the sector is still below market demand.

Business 28 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Threat of latex price hike

THE rubber glove industry might be hit by a rise in latex price soon, said research analysts who maintained their 'neutral' stance on the sector.

Business 18 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Challenging times for glove makers

COULD record profits and the fantastic run-up in share prices of 2009 be a thing of the past for rubber glove companies which continue, from last year, to be plagued by mighty headwinds largely in the form of strong latex prices and softening demand?

Business 01 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Thai blames bonus issues for share price falls

KUALA LUMPUR: While acknowledging cost pressures in the industry, Supermax Corp Bhd the world's second largest glove maker strangely blamed bonus issues for creating a glut of new rubber glove shares on Bursa Malaysia that triggered profit-taking and dragged the share prices of most rubber glove counters lower in recent months.